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DON HORN considers himself a very fortunate and lucky man. Even though he wore “#13” on his jersey during his football career which some may think unlucky; Don notes that he has truly been blessed by the people, examples, lessons, and wisdom to which and whom he was exposed during his college and professional football experience. In his opinion, this makes him one of the luckiest guys in the game, if not life itself.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – SUPER BOWL II CHAMPIONS

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS

Long after his gridiron game ceased, the game of life and business played on.

Don invests his time and energy supporting U.S. military veterans, retired professional athletes with health issues and speaking about character and patriotism across the country.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Don Horn graduated from San Diego State University where he quarterbacked the Aztecs to an undefeated season and the No. 1 ranking “Small College” NCAA National Championship in 1966.

He was named first-team All-American QB by the Associated Press. Don played for head coach Don “Air” Coryell at SDSU where he quarterbacked Coryell’s first undefeated football team.

He was voted MVP in the 1966 Camellia Bowl and named the starting QB for the West Team in the East-West Shrine College All-Star football game. Also named the California Collegiate “Athlete of the Year” in 1966, he was inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame in 1989.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Don was a first-round draft choice by Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers.

While at Green Bay ~

  • He was a member of the Super Bowl II World ChampionPackers in 1967.
  • He was named NFL Player of the Week in 1968 and 1969 while understudying the legendary Bart Starr.
  • Don set three Green Bay Packer individual passing records in 1969.
  • Don was the first QB to ever pass for over 400 yards and pass for 5 TD’s in a single game at Lambeau Field.

Don was traded to the Denver Broncos in 1971.

He quarterbacked for the Denver Broncos in their developmental years with greats such as Haven Moses, Floyd Little and others which also preceded the presence of Craig Morton and the emergence of John Elway, the “Three Amigos” and other Bronco legends.

Don suffered a severe knee and shoulder injury midway through the season with Denver which ended his time with the Broncos.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Don Horn had the opportunity to play for the Cleveland Browns where he was a member of the quarterback squad along with notable NFL veterans Brian Sipe and Mike Phipps.

While at Cleveland, Don had the pleasure of playing alongside running back great Leroy Kelley and veteran placekicker Don Cockroft.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Don closed his NFL playing career with the San Diego Chargers. While with the Chargers, he had the pleasure of working alongside future Hall of Fame QB Dan Fouts and the unique opportunity to play under legendary coach Don “Air” Coryell.

WORLD FOOTBALL LEAGUE (WFL)

After his NFL career, Don played professionally with the Portland Thunder of the WFL (World Football League).