For a five year period there was no wide receiver in the NFL that was more productive than Joe Horn. The only thing more amazing than Horn’s on field production was his unlikely path to the NFL which included not playing a down of football for two years after leaving college.
After playing two years at tiny Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi, Horn found himself working at a Bojangles restaurant in Fayetteville, Mississippi with no prospects of playing football as a career. Down to the final $6 in his possession, Horn spent $3.99 on a Jerry Rice workout from a local Blockbuster and studied the drills and moves Rice performed in the film. Horn then made a highlight video of himself working out and sent the tape to multiple professional teams across America and Canada. Read more →