NAME: Damon Horton
SCHOOL: Hazleton Area
LAST SEASON: 2018
Damon Horton was a true offensive weapon from every aspect of the game. Whether it was the running or passing game, he made a major impact. Horton rushed for 1500 yards and 24 touchdowns and also had 20 receptions for 250 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns his senior season. For his career, he rushed for 2,394 yards and scored 32 rushing touchdowns. He ended up with 50 receptions for 1,004 receiving yards for his career. Horton was also a dangerous kick returner.
Horton was a NPF 2018 Wyoming Valley Conference Big School first-team running back plus an NPF 2018 All-District 2 running back. He was also named an all-state running back by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and first-team all-state running back by the Pennsylvania Football News. Horton was also named first-team running back by EasternPAFootball.com. He would continue his football career at Division 1 FCS Saint Francis (PA).
Former Hazleton Area coach Mike Brennan on Horton: “Damon was an explosive, extremely versatile back with outstanding vision, speed and power. His ability as a receiver set him apart. He also made plays throughout his career as a kick returner. The total package, fun to watch.”