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Donald Horton Jr.
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 1L... Horton will contend for a key role in 2007 after earning solid playing time as a top reserve inside in 2006... Had a shoulder injury a mid year, missed the last four games of the season, had surgery in the off season... Recovered to collect four tackles and one for loss in Spring Game... Started the Stephen F. Austin game in 2006... Had two tackles in the BYU game and two against Washington, with one against USC... Forced a fumble against SFA...  Opened his first camp in 2005 as one of two prep defensive ends UA signed and one of six recruits from the major metropolitan Dallas area, before moving inside in spring ?'06... Redshirted the 2005 season on scout teams...


Career Totals: 8 GP, 1 start, 4+1 Tackles, FF


High School: DeSoto, Texas, High, 2005... Houston Chronicle state top 100... PrepStar All-Midlands honors... SuperPrep All-Southwest and its No. 52 prospect in region... Coaches’ 2004 All-District 7-5A as a defensive tackle... Three-star Rivals rating and its No. 19 position ranking at defensive end... three-star and No. 46... first-team all-state... ... Rivals top 20 Texas prospect...  Max Emfinger Recruiting national top 30 strong end prospect with 4.5 stars... Emfinger Texas Top 150 Playmaker at No. 47... DeSoto finished 9-2 and rated No. 37 by Texas HS Football... Played in the Coca-Cola All-Star game for the East Team in January at the University of Texas... Most Valuable Lineman by DeSoto Eagle... Three-year football letterman and lettered in track as a freshman, winning district discus event... 2004 football captain...


Personal: Son of Donald and Gwendolyn Horton of DeSoto... Academic major to be determined... Mother attended El Centro College and is a homemaker , father is a National Education Center graduate and a member of the U.S. Postal Service... Received high school art honors... Active in school athletic league program... Worked in Wee Care summer and after-school camps... Sister is a Texas Women’s University student applying to a nursing program in 2006... Relatives George Miller and Pat Taylor played football at Nebraska and Baylor... Likes drawing, cooking and fishing... Full name Donald Ray Horton Jr... Date of birth: October 8, 1986, in Dallas, same date and place as fellow signee Corey Hall.

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