#5 - Jeff Horton
2007-08 Football
Saint Louis, Mo.
Lutheran North
Jeff Horton

Valpo's career rushing leader with 2,429 yards entering the 2007 season.

2006: Started first two games before being sidelined with an injury and granted a redshirt season ... averaged 130.5 yards per game rushing ... carried 20 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns at Wisconsin Lutheran ... returned five kickoffs including a long of 43 against Trinity International ... named team's Special Teams Player of the Week against Trinity International.

2005: A First Team All-Pioneer Football League North selection ... named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA 1-AA Mid-Major All-America Team ... started all 11 games at running back ... set school single season records with 257 carries and 1,358 yards ... turned in the two best rushing games in school history ... set single game record with 253 yards at Wisconsin Lutheran ... carried for 227 yards against Drake ... had three 200-yard rushing games ... set a single-game record with 41 carries at Butler ... led Valpo with 13 touchdowns, 10 on the ground ... had 331 total yards at Butler ... second in the PFL and ninth in NCAA I-AA averaging 123.5 yards per game rushing ... sixth in the nation and led the PFL with 163.4 all-purpose yards ... second on the team with 38 receptions ... finished fourth in the PFL in scoring averaging 7.1 points per game ... returned nine punts ... named Offensive Player of the Week following the Wisconsin Lutheran and San Diego games ... named team's Offensive Player of the Year.

2004: Led Valpo in rushing with 803 yards on 126 carries (6.4 yards per carry) ... ranked sixth in the Pioneer Football League with 73.0 ypg ... finished seventh in the PFL in all-purpose yardage (92.5 ypg) ... had four rushing touchdowns ... made 16 receptions for 214 yards and one touchdown ... named Offensive Player of the Week following the Jacksonville game ... named to PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2003: Returned three kickoffs for 53 yards ... rushed three times for seven yards.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Crusaders ... set school's single season rushing record with 2,131 yards ... a First Team All-State selection at both running back and corner back ... named All-Metro All-Purpose Player of the Year in 2003.

Personal: Jeff is the son of George and Carol Horton ... major is physical education ... born January 24, 1985.