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I’m a Texas boy born and raised, but couldn’t be more excited to be here in Huntsville, Alabama! The chance to cover SEC football is a dream come true, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports Team.

Back home in Texas I attended West Texas A&M University where I majored in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. After graduating, my first job in TV was in my hometown of Amarillo. A photographer job at KFDA, where I actually met and worked with Ryan Cody.

After about a year of working in Amarillo, I accepted a Weekend Sports Anchor Job at KWES in Midland, Texas. Then two years later my good friend Ryan gave me a call about a job, and now I’m here in Huntsville!

Football has and always will be my passion, that’s why I feel this is the perfect job. Playing and covering high school and college ball in the state of Texas was great, but the level of passion for SEC football here in north Alabama is a different world that I can’t wait to be a part of. That said, I love anything and everything about all sports!

If you have any cool story ideas, or just want to talk a little sports, feel free to email me any time at chase.horn@whnt.com!


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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Yes, it’s really been 10 years. An actual decade has passed since Nick Saban walked into the Mal Moore Athletic Facility, two months before that building was given the perfect name, and took control of Alabama football. The date was Jan. 4, 2007. It’ll live in infamy at every other dot on the college football map. Most everyone crowded into the media room that day expected big things ahead. Almost none of us expected the decade of […]

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    Auburn star defensive end declares for the NFL draft

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Carl Lawson’s career at Auburn has come to an end. The fourth-year junior defensive end announced via his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. Lawson, considered to be one of the nation’s top edge rushers, is projected to be a first- or second-round selection according to ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. The 6-foot-2, 253-pounder finished his Auburn career with 67 total tackles, including 24 for […]

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    Rudy Ford misses his last game at Auburn with an ankle injury

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (al.com) – Auburn was without a key member of its secondary in the Sugar Bowl. Starting nickelback Rudy Ford missed the final game of his career, which the Tigers lost to No. 7 Oklahoma, 35-19, Monday night at the Superdome. Ford practiced earlier this week but the ankle injury he suffered in the Iron Bowl proved to be too much to play through. To continue reading click here.

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    UNA’s new football coach is Chris Willis

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    Auburn preparing for high powered Sooner offense

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    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Earlier this season Auburn coaches were hopeful running back Malik Miller would be able to return to the field this year. The Tigers will instead seek to obtain a hardship waiver, or medical redshirt, for the true freshman. The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Miller injured his left knee in Auburn’s 58-7 win over ULM Oct. 1 and later had surgery. On Wednesday, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said Miller will not play in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma. “We’ll […]

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    WHNT News 19 Sports Director Chase Horn reveals his 2016 Heisman Trophy ballot

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    North Alabama preparing for NCAA DII national championship game against Northwest Missouri State

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    FAU introduces Lane Kiffin as its new head coach

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    Alabama’s Jonathan Allen wins the Chuck Bednarik Award

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Jonathan Allen’s big week continued Thursday in Atlanta. The defensive end became Alabama’s first winner of the national defensive player of the year, claiming the Chuck Bednarik Award at the College Football Awards Show. Allen didn’t realize the Crimson Tide had never won this honor before. “It’s amazing,” Allen said. “It’s surprising.” The other two finalists were Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett. Temple’s Tyler Matakevich won the 2015 version of the Bednarik. This wasn’t […]

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    Alabama quarterback David Cornwell announces his intention to transfer

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Only days after it was revealed that Cooper Bateman plans to transfer, another quarterback announced he’s also leaving Alabama. This time it was David Cornwell, who posted a message on Twitter, delivering the news Wednesday: Cornwell, a sophomore, redshirted in 2014 and didn’t play last season during Alabama’s national championship run. This season, he took eight snaps but didn’t throw a pass. To continue reading click here.

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    Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton out for the season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the Tide’s SEC championship win over Florida on Saturday, sources told AL.com. Hamilton sustained the injury late in the second quarter. All coach Nick Saban said after the game is that Hamilton has a knee injury and is probably out for the rest of the year. To continue reading click here.