February 7, 2018. Tenaha Administration Building -
On Wednesday, Senior Tenaha Tigers quarterback C.J. Horn signed a letter of intent to play Division III NCAA college football for the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets, a Baptist College in Brownwood, Texas. Horn, helped guide his team to the state Division II Class 2A Championship game last December. He passed for 2940 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also rushed for 701 yards and 15 touchdowns. He only threw three interceptions this season.
Horn’s father is Head Tenaha Football Coach Craig Horn. A full cast of his family, his friends, media, faculty, and teammates were on hand for the occasion.
Horn received numerous accolades including All-State, the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State recognition, as well as the Built Ford Tough Award. He was a 4-year starter during high school, one year at Hubbard High School, and three years at Tenaha.
Horn plans to major in Kinesiology while at the University. He said, “I will be looked at for multiple positions but mostly quarterback. Brownwood is a nice town and the people are down to earth.”
He went for a visit on January 28, 2018 and spoke with yellow Jackets Head Coach Braxton Harris, Offensive Coordinator Coby Gipson, as well as some of his new teammates.
Currently Horn and his basketball team are in a shared lead with Shelbyville High School in District 22 2-A conference action with two games remaining.