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Encyclopedia > Joe Horn
Joe Horn
Date of birth January 16, 1972 (age 35)
Place of birth Flag of United States New Haven, Connecticut
Height ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Position(s) WR
College Itawamba CC
NFL Draft 1996 / Round 5 / Pick 135
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1995
1996-1999
2000-2006
2007-present
Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL)
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons

Joseph Horn (born January 16, 1972 in New Haven, Conn.) is an American football player who plays for the Atlanta Falcons. He was released by the Saints on March 1, 2007 and signed a contract with the Falcons on March 7, 2007. Horn rose from obscurity to a place among the elite receivers in today's NFL. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Itawamba Community College, formerly known as Itawamba Junior College, is a community college in Mississippi with two campuses; the main campus is located in Fulton, Mississippi, and a branch campus that mainly handles technical education programs is in Tupelo, Mississippi. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 2001 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 2001 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2002 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 10, 2002 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family [1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...

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High school career

He attended Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, NC, where he played for legendary coach Bob Paroli. He stood out as a quarterback, tailback,wide receiver, and punter. He was only voted to the Mid-South 4A All-Star team as a punter. Horn originally signed with the University of South Carolina, but his academic performance and SAT score prevented him from playing college football. Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... [[Image:|frame|right|Todd Sauerbrun punts the ball for the Carolina Panthers. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. ...


College career

Horn played two years of collegiate football (19911992) at Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, Mississippi. He returned to Fayetteville after achieving little success at Itawamba and worked at a Bojangles' restaurant with his mother. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Itawamba Community College, formerly known as Itawamba Junior College, is a community college in Mississippi, United States, with two campuses; the main campus is located in Fulton, Mississippi, and a branch campus that mainly handles technical education programs is in Tupelo, Mississippi. ... Fulton is a city in Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States. ... Bojangles is a regional chain of fast food restaurants in the United States, specializing in fried chicken and biscuits. ...


Canadian Football League career

According to an NFL films interview, he had only six dollars, but decided to purchase a Jerry Rice workout video tape for $3.99 at a local Blockbuster. He then proceeded to work out in Fayetteville and made a highlight film with some colorful music which he sent to various teams. Memphis Mad Dogs coach Pepper Rodgers got this tape and offered Horn a contract. He was signed by the Memphis Mad Dogs of the Canadian Football League for the 1995 season, where he led his team in receptions (71) and receiving yards (1414). Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Blockbuster Inc. ... The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ...


National Football League career

Kansas City Chiefs

Horn was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He was mainly relegated to special teams and reserve duty at WR during his four seasons with the Chiefs. The New Orleans Saints acquired Horn as a free agent in 2000. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family [1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


New Orleans Saints

Given a starting role with the Saints, Horn quickly proved himself to be a premiere NFL receiver. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl four out of his six years with the Saints, and holds franchise records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1399), and receiving touchdowns (11) in a single season. 2004 was a career year for Horn, as his 1399 receiving yards was second most in the league, only six yards behind Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad. The Saints signed Horn to a six-year contract extension in 2005. On March 1, 2007, the New Orleans Saints asked the now 35-year old receiver (who had suffered a groin injury in the 2006 season) for a pay cut. He refused and asked to be released. Horn's agent, Ralph Vitolo, manages an investment company in Fayetteville, N.C. In the 2007 off-season he asked for and received a release from the Saints. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Muhsin Muhammad, II (born Melvin Campbell on May 5, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. // Muhammad was born in Lansing, Michigan. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Atlanta Falcons

On March 7, 2007 Joe Horn began negotiations with the Atlanta Falcons City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Cell Phone incident

Always a spirited and outspoken player, Horn earned notoriety for a stunt he pulled in a nationally televised game against the New York Giants in the 2003 season. After scoring a touchdown, he pulled a cell phone out from underneath the goalpost padding and called his family to tell them he scored a touchdown. Horn's prank drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and a $30,000 fine by the NFL.[1] City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Several mobile phones A mobile or cellular telephone is a long-range, portable electronic device for personal telecommunications over long distances. ...


Supporting the community

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina Horn has been very supportive of the people of New Orleans and the entire Gulf region. As the leader of the Saints he has served as the public face of the team in many community events in recent months. He has criticized the NFL for not making a greater effort to care for the future of the Saints during this time of crisis. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


Honors

On October 29, 2006, Horn became the New Orleans Saints record-holder for most touchdown receptions. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Family

Horn's brother Darian works as an assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney. A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...


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Joe Horn at AllExperts (607 words)
Joe Horn (born January 16 1972 in New Haven, Conn.) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.
Horn was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL draft.
Horn's agent, Ralph Vitolo, manages an investment company in Fayetteville, N.C. Always a spirited and outspoken player, Horn earned notoriety for a stunt he pulled in a nationally televised game against the New York Giants in the 2003 season.
Vindicator • Joe Horn attracts criticism (425 words)
Horn was still wearing his helmet when he punched in numbers, put the phone to the earhole and began speaking into it for a few seconds.
Horn also pledged to pay any fine that could be levied against Lewis, who was not supposed to be part of the prank.
Horn drew Haslett's ire earlier this season when, after scoring against Atlanta Oct. 19, Horn pretended to machine gun two teammates, who fell to the ground in the end zone.
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