Donald Horn (born March 9, 1945) is a former first round pick All-American out of San Diego State University by the Green Bay Packers in 1967, but his N.F.L. career was less impressive because he only threw for 3,369 yards and 20 touchdowns in 8 seasons. He played for Green Bay from 1967-1970; the Denver Broncos in 1971-72; the Cleveland Browns in 1973; and the San Diego Chargers in 1974.
He finished his pro career in 1975 with the Portland Thunder of the up-start W.F.L., where he completed 158 of 272 passes for 1742 yards and 11 TDs (and 12 INTs).
During a conversation in 2008, Don talked about the excitement he felt when he was drafted by the Packers as their first round draft choice with a contract for $15,000. As he stated, “that was over $1,000 a month, something today's players wouldn't even cross the street for.” Vince Lombardi, the coach that drafted him, told his players that he was aware “three or four of you are here for the money and are sorry souls.” Horn responded that the opposite is true today, that only “three or four are playing now for the love of the game.”