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Joseph Horn was born on 16 January 1972, in New Haven, Connecticut USA of African-American descen, and is an ex- American Football player, best known as a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL).
A noted wide receiver, how loaded is Joe Horn? Sources state that Horn has amassed a fortune over $15 million, as of mid-2017, collected mostly during his football career spanning 1996-2007.
Joe Horn Net Worth $15 million
Horn attended Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he excelled in football and basketball. Unable to enroll at Division I schools due to an unsatisfactory academic performance, he spent two years at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi, playing as wide receiver and punt returner for the school’s football team, the Indians, making 54 catches for 878 yards and seven touchdowns. After leaving college, he returned to Fayetteville, switching from a football career to fast food and furniture factory jobs to make ends meet.
In 1995 he returned to football, joining the Memphis Mad Dogs of the Canadian Football League and capturing 1,415 yards on 71 catches during his one season with the team, which greatly contributed to his net worth and paved his way to the NFL.
The following year Horn was selected in the fifth round as the 135 overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1996 NFL Draft – his wealth significantly increased. However, during his four years with the team, he was mostly a special teamer, starting only two games and accumulating 879 yards on 53 receptions with seven touchdowns.
In 2000 he joined the New Orleans Saints and went on to place among the top ten in receptions, yards and touchdowns in that season, establishing himself as a valuable receiver. Over the course of his seven-year career with the Saints, Horn was selected to four Pro Bowls; his best season came in 2004, when he set single season franchise record for receiving yards with 1,399, second most in the league. He also set a single season franchise record for receiving touchdowns with 11 and the Saints career record for receiving touchdowns with 50. He also became the team’s all-time leader in 100-yard receiving games at 27, achieving the second most receptions with 523 and receiving yards with 7,622 in the team’s history. Following the 2006 season, in which he suffered a groin injury, he was released by the team on his own request. His tenure with the Saints enabled Horn to reach stardom and to establish a considerable wealth.
The following year he joined the Atlanta Falcons, signing a four-year, $15 million deal. However, he was released by the team in the next year, again on his request. During his one season with the Falcons, Horn had 27 receptions for 243 yards and one touchdown in 12 games. Although cut short, his time with the team further improved his fortune. In 2010 he returned to the Saints, just to retire two days later.
Following his retirement from professional football, Horn started his own business, creating and selling a barbecue sauce called “Bayou 87”, which became a new source of his net worth.
He has continued to be involved in football as well, serving as a volunteer wide receivers coach for Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi.
When speaking about his private life, Horn is apparently married, and has seven children. He has been involved in philanthropy, having supported victims from New Orleans and the Gulf region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as well as having donated to various New Orleans charities.
The player made headlines in 2003 during a game against the New York Giants, when he pulled a cell phone out from underneath the goalpost padding pretending to make a call, celebrating a touchdown he made. This resulted in a 15-yard penalty and a $30,000 fine by the NFL, which does not have a sense of humour! He became involved in another controversy in 2011, when he and several other players filed a lawsuit against the NFL, accusing it of improperly treating players’ head injuries, which caused brain injuries such as chronic headaches, depression, sleep disturbances and vertigo.