Frankfurt Galaxy re-sign former NFL wide receiver Reece Horn

Reece Horn will return for a second season with the Galaxy, after joining the team midway through the season.

March 8, 2023
Dominik Krauss
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Frankfurt Galaxy re-sign former NFL wide receiver Reece Horn
Reece Horn will play his second season for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2023. © Fritz Philipp Photography

The Frankfurt Galaxy is upgrading the offense! Leading receiver Reece Horn will wear purple for the second season in a row.

From Division II to the NFL

Horn played college football at the University of Indianapolis from 2012 to 2015. After redshirting his first season, Horn played in every game of his redshirt freshman campaign. The 2013 season marked Horn’s breakthrough. With 70 catches for 877 yards and eight touchdowns, the wide receiver earned All-GLVC first team honors. In his redshirt junior season Horn took the next step hauling in 68 catches for 1046 yards and 12 touchdowns, getting selected to the All-GLVC first team again and wining Great Lakes Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

But it was the 2015 season that really put Horn on the radar of NFL scouts. With 1396 receiving yards and eight touchdowns plus an additional 316 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns, Horn was not only first team All-Conference but also GLVC Special Teams Player of the Year, an AFCA All-American and a Harlon Hill Award candidate. Despite his production, the Indiana native was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was later signed by the Tennessee Titans but was released before the season started.

Journey in Europe and return to the US

After getting cut, the talented pass catcher signed with the Milano Seamen in 2017. He had 62 receptions for 1142 yards and 12 touchdowns in just eleven games, leading the team to an Italian Bowl title. For the following season, Horn signed with the Vienna Vikings for which he caught 50 passes for 771 yards and 15 touchdowns in 12 games falling just short of the AFL title, when they lost to the Raiders.

Have you seen this yet?

Thanks to two impressive seasons in Europe, the American returned to the US, where he joined the Memphis Express in the AAF, before getting picked up by the Miami Dolphins. After getting released on roster cut day, Horn got selected in the XFL Draft and played for the Tampa Bay Vipers. He led the Linemen to the Spring League title, after the XFL folded. In 2021 Horn made a final attempt in the NFL, signing with the Bengals but was cut once again. After a pre-season with the Calgary Stampeders, the American decided to start a second run in Europe.

Joining the European League of Football

Horn signed with the Frankfurt Galaxy after Week 4 of the 2022 European League of Football season. Over the next eight games, the former NFL player caught 39 passes for a team best 683 yards and eleven touchdowns. Having a tremendous receiving threat that has been almost unstoppable in the redzone is a much-needed addition for the Galaxy, after losing reception leader Marvin Rutsch to the Munich Ravens.

Can the 30-year-old prove that he still has what it takes to dominate on the highest level in Europe and elevate his team to new heights in a hard-fought conference? Only time will tell.


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