Chris Horton

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Chris Horton
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Horton at Redskins training camp in 2011
No. 48
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-29) December 29, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) De La Salle
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Debuted in 2008 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 2010 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 122
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 3
Stats at NFL.com

Christopher D. Horton (born December 29, 1984) is a former American football safety that played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit]

He graduated in 2003 from De La Salle High School in New Orleans[1] where he was a teammate of Marquise Hill.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Horton was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round (249th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He officially signed a three-year, $1.191 million contract with the team on June 12, 2008. The contract included a $36,000 signing bonus.

Making his first NFL start for the Redskins in Week 2 against the Saints, Horton recovered a fumble and recorded two interceptions helping lead the team to a comeback victory. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Saints. In the week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded his third interception of the season. On October 2, he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month. For week 4 he was named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. As a rookie, he finished third among rookies in interceptions behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aqib Talib and Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Following the 2008 season, he was awarded $342,197 in additional pay from the NFL's performance-based pay system, which gives financial compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary; this made him the third biggest beneficiary in 2008.[2]

Horton was released by the Redskins on September 3, 2011, just before the start of the 2011 season.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

Horton signed with the New York Giants on March 15, 2012.[4] He was released on August 27, 2012.

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