Saturday, June 16, 2007

Remember Don Horn?

Today’s posting features a forgotten quarterback of the 1960’s Green Bay Packers teams. Don Horn, who wore jersey number 13, was the Packers’ first round pick in the 1967 NFL Draft (25th pick overall). Hailing from South Gate, California, this All-American out of San Diego State University was drafted by Vince Lombardi as a possible future star for the green and gold (the “Aaron Rodgers” of that time) — probably to take the place of Green Bay legend Bart Starr eventually. Because of the limited time he was able to play under Starr and with his successive teams, he threw for only 3,369 yards and 20 touchdowns, despite playing eight years in the NFL. After leaving the Packers following the 1970 season, he suited up for the Denver Broncos in 1971-1972, the Cleveland Browns in 1973, and the San Diego Chargers in 1974.