General: Team's starting long-snapper for three-plus years ... Gained considerable size and strength during career to improve his effectiveness at the position ... Developed into a top-flight snapper ... Coaching staff considered him one of the top long-snappers in the Big Ten.
2005: NU's George W. Ballantine Award (leadership) recipient ... Team's starting long-snapper for all 12 games ... Named the team's Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Arizona State ... Turned in a perfect year of snapping.
2004: True junior ... Second-year starting long-snapper.
2003: Team's long snapper ... Two-time Special Teams Player of the Game honoree (vs. Miami and Ohio State) ... Notched four special teams tackles, including a pair in the Wisconsin win.
2002: Appeared in two games as a special teams player ... Came to NU, specializing in long snapping.
High School: Two-time all-conference honoree ... Associated Press first-team All-Central District his senior season ... Columbus Dispatch first-team all-metro ... Earned special mention in all-state voting ... Played in Central Ohio and Fairfield/Hocking County all-star games ... Eight-time letterwinner (3 -- football, 4 -- wrestling, 1 -- track) ... Captained both football and wrestling teams ... Two-time wrestling state qualifier ... Two-time conference wrestling champion ... Academic all-state ... Ohio Capital Conference scholar-athlete ... Agonis-Columbus Dispatch scholar-athlete ... Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... National Honor Society ... High school coach was Jack Johnson.
Personal: Born Christopher Douglas Horton on 8/8/84 ... Son of Steven and Susan Horton ... Played against NU teammate Mark Philmore in high school ... Human development and psychological services major.
The Horton File
Q: A song that best describes you is...
A: Dream On -- Aerosmith
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
A: The Quiet Storm
Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
A: The Simpsons
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
A: I wrestled in the 189 weight class in high school, but now I weigh 250 pounds
Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is...
A: Ohio State
Q: The best book I have ever read is...
A: "Blindsight" by Robin Cook
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be...
A: With five seconds left, I would make the perfect snap when we are on the five yard line. I would then hope to run down and
make the tackle to end the game.
Q: My favorite place to visit is...
A: Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
Q: The person that inspires me the most is...
A: My father
Q: My favorite food is...
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be...
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
A: Lawrence Taylor
Q: In five words or less describe Coach Walker...
A: Tough, fair and straight shooting
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
A: Demetrius Eaton
Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
A: I would like to be able to sing
Horton's Career Statistics
G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR
2002 2 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2003 13 1 3 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
2004 12 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2005 12 0 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 4 5 9 0.0 0 0 0 0