Jaycee Horn

American football player (born 1999)
American football player
Jaycee Horn
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Horn with South Carolina in 2019
No. 8 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 24)
Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Alpharetta
College:South Carolina (2018–2020)
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
  • Carolina Panthers (2021–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:85
Pass deflections:13
Interceptions:4
Player stats at PFR

Jaycee Carrington Horn (born November 26, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina and was drafted eighth overall by the Panthers in the 2021 NFL Draft. His father, Joe Horn, played wide receiver in the National Football League in the 1990s and 2000s.

Early life

Horn attended Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. As a senior, he had 44 tackles and five interceptions. He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1] He signed to play college football at the University of South Carolina.[2][3]

College career

As a true freshman at South Carolina in 2018, Horn started 10 of 11 games and had 45 tackles with two sacks and was named freshman All-Southeastern Conference.[4][5] As a sophomore in 2019, he started all 12 games, recording 40 tackles and one sack.[6] Horn returned to South Carolina as a starter in 2020.

On November 16, 2020, following the dismissal of former head coach Will Muschamp, Horn opted out of the remainder of the season, turning his focus to preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+34 in
(1.85 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.40 s 1.55 s 2.60 s 41.5 in
(1.05 m)
11 ft 1 in
(3.38 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[8][9][10]

Horn was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.[11] He signed his four-year rookie contract on June 15, 2021, worth $21.1 million.[12] In Week 2, Horn recorded his first career interception off Jameis Winston against the New Orleans Saints in the 26–7 win.[13] In Week 3 during their 24–9 win against the Houston Texans, Horn suffered a fractured foot and was placed on injured reserve on September 27.[14][15]

Horn returned in 2022 as a starting cornerback for the Panthers. On December 25, 2022, it was announced that Horn would miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken wrist.[16] He finished the season with 53 tackles, and a team-leading three interceptions and seven passes defensed through 13 starts.[17][18]

In Week 1 of the 2023 season, Horn suffered a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve on September 15, 2023.[19] He was activated on December 2.[20]

On April 26, 2024, the Panthers picked up the fifth-year option on Horn's contract.[21]

Regular season statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Ast Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR TD
2021 CAR 3 3 5 3 2 0.0 0 1 1 13 13.0 13 0 0 0 0
2022 CAR 13 13 53 37 16 0.0 0 7 3 49 16.3 31 0 0 0 0
2023 CAR 4 4 19 15 4 0.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 20 20 77 55 22 0.0 0 10 4 62 15.5 31 0 0 0 0

Personal life

His father, Joe Horn, played as a wide receiver in the NFL.[22] He is also the brother of the free agent Joe Horn Jr. He is in a relationship with WNBA player and South Carolina alum Brea Beal.[23]

References

  1. ^ Whelan Jr., Tim (September 14, 2017). "Under Armour All-American, Tennessee commit Jaycee Horn: 'I never saw this coming'". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  2. ^ McLemore, Dwayne (December 20, 2017). "Defensive back Jaycee Horn headlines new Gamecock recruits". GreenvilleOnline.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Breiner, Ben (August 8, 2018). "4-star USC freshman defender 'very confident in his abilities, and rightfully so'". The State. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  4. ^ Kendall, Josh (August 13, 2019). "Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu are bringing some bite to the Gamecocks". The Athletic. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Cloninger, David (December 27, 2018). "Gamecocks' fiery freshman Jaycee Horn has been bright spot for battered SC defense". Post and Courier. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Cloninger, David (March 16, 2020). "Gamecocks' defensive back Jaycee Horn proving stats don't always tell the story". Post and Courier. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Scarborough, Alex (November 16, 2020). "South Carolina top CBs Jaycee Horn, Israel Mukuamu opt out to focus on NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Jaycee Horn Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Jaycee Horn, South Carolina, CB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "Jaycee Horn 2021 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  11. ^ Gantt, Darin (April 29, 2021). "Panthers take Jaycee Horn eighth overall". Panthers.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  12. ^ Getzenberg, Alaina (June 15, 2021). "Panthers agree to terms with first-round pick Jaycee Horn. Here are the contract details". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  13. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 19, 2021). "Jaycee Horn gets first pick, and extra work". Panthers.com. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  14. ^ Newton, David (September 24, 2021). "Panthers' win costly as McCaffrey, Horn leave hurt". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  15. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 27, 2021). "Panthers place CB Jaycee Horn on injured reserve". Panthers.com. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  16. ^ "Panthers CB Jaycee Horn to undergo surgery on broken wrist". pantherswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  17. ^ "2022 Carolina Panthers Rosters, Stats, Schedule, Team Draftees, Injury Reports". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  18. ^ "Jaycee Horn 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  19. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 15, 2023). "Panthers place Jaycee Horn on injured reserve". Panthers.com.
  20. ^ Gantt, Darin (December 2, 2023). "Jaycee Horn, Jeremy Chinn, Yetur Gross-Matos activated". Panthers.com.
  21. ^ Gantt, Darin (April 26, 2024). "Panthers pick up fifth-year option on Jaycee Horn". Panthers.com.
  22. ^ Kendall, Josh (October 10, 2019). "From famous dad Joe to being passed over by Georgia, South Carolina's Jaycee Horn has a big matchup ahead". The Athletic. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  23. ^ Uva, Mike (April 3, 2022). "Finding love through defense: the Gamecock power couple of Brea Beal and Jaycee Horn". GamecockCentral. Retrieved April 7, 2022.

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