American Football Database
Sam Horner
No. 40, 26     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-03-04) March 4, 1938 (age 84)
Place of birth: Fort Sill, Oklahoma  USA
Career information
College: Virginia Military
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21
AFL Draft: 1960 / Round: Second Selections
(by the Denver Broncos) / Pick: {{{afldraftpick}}}
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 1960 1961)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     33
Offensive yards     574
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

Samuel Watson Horner, III (born March 4, 1938 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma) is a former American football halfback, defensive back, and punter in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He played college football at the Virginia Military Institute and was drafted in the second round of the 1960 NFL Draft. He is a 1956 graduate of The Hill School

Other Work

After Horner retired from the NFL, he attended the University of Georgia Veterinary School and earned a DVM degree. He practiced Equine Medicine and Surgery for 40 years in the Atlanta, Ga. area until his retirement in 2008. Sam was inducted into the VMI Sports Hall of Fame in 1973, and in 2000 he was the Georgia Equine Veterinarian of the Year.[1]