Landon Horne is the starting tightend for the Snow College Badgers. With nine games played, he is one of two leading receivers with 3.8 receptions per game, averaging nearly 11 yards per catch. One throw to him could be a first down and a chance to move the chains closer to the end zone.
Landon grew up in Kaysville, Utah and began his football career as a sophomore at Davis High School. He was named to the Deseret News All-State first team. During Landon’s senior year, Davis lost to Bingham in a heartbreaking championship game. Throughout high school, Landon stayed active playing basketball and baseball for the Davis Darts.
Horne’s family consists of his dad, mom, and two brothers, all of whom share in Landon’s football career. “My parents come to every game. They are my biggest fans,” said Horne. Landon comes from a football family. When his dad was in high school he played quarterback for Davis and his mom was a cheerleader.
After high school, Landon came to Snow College for fall semester of 2010. He redshirted for the season and then took two years off to volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Landon served in the Mexico, Guadalajara East mission speaking Spanish. “I learned a lot in Mexico. I had the opportunity to serve and help many people. I learned so much about myself and my mission had a great impact on my life,” said Horne.
After he returned home from Mexico, Horne came back to Snow College to finish his education where he continues to play for the Badgers. After completing his two years with the Badgers, Landon hopes to play for a Division l school. If he could pick anywhere to play, it would be for any school in the PAC 12 or Mountain West conferences.
Before each game Landon says he likes to watch football on TV to stay focused. When asked what he does to stay calm before the game he says, “I’m not a very superstitious person so I don’t have any special rituals. I just try my best to concentrate on the game.”
Despite his love for the game, there is more to Landon than football. He loves the outdoors, and enjoys boating with friends and family. Landon is busy earning his degree in business administration and hopes to open a business with his brother. Eventually, he wants to get married and start a family.
“I owe a lot to Snow College, in athletics and education,” said Horne. “I didn’t really know what I was doing after high school and the coaches from Snow gave me the opportunity to learn and grow as a player and student. I’m really grateful for all of my experiences here.”