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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!

Recent Articles
  • Jim McElwain reportedly out as Florida head football coach

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. (AL.com) – Jim McElwain is out as head football coach at Florida, according to multiple reports. Football Scoop first reported McElwain’s departure, while Robbie Andreu of the Gainesville Sun reported that Gators players had been informed of the decision. Veteran Gainesville sports writer Pat Dooley reported that McElwain was meeting with his team early Sunday afternoon: McElwain meeting with team. That's going to be an emotional one. — Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) October 29, 2017 The Gators lost 42-7 to arch-rival Georgia on Saturday […]

  • Lee defensive end Malik Langham’s journey from the hardwood to the gridiron

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lee defensive end Malik Langham stands at 6’6, 263 pounds, and is force to be reckoned with for the Generals.  But rewind back to freshman year, and you couldn’t find Langham wreaking havoc on the football field.   “Basketball was my first love,” Langham told WHNT News 19’s Taylor Tannebuam.   “I decided to focus on it my freshman year, and I didn’t really like football then.” It wasn’t until midway through his sophomore season that Malik made the transition […]

  • The Magic City Classic has the feel of a sibling rivalry for Alabama A&M

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama A&M head coach James Spady has a flair for the dramatic when it comes to the Magic City Classic.  In 2014 the Bulldogs won on a blocked field goal, and last year A&M picked up the win in over time.  Spady is just days away form his 4th classic as the Bulldogs head coach, and while he’ll take a win anyway he can get it, there’s a lot more on the line for his team than […]

  • Two Tennessee football players cited for possession of marijuana

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AL.com) – Two Tennessee football players, including star running back John Kelly, have reportedly been cited for marijuana possession following a traffic stop in Knoxville. According to Knoxville’s WATE-TV, Kelly was driving a vehicle that was stopped by Knoxville police due to a faulty headlight at around 10:46 p.m. Tuesday. Linebacker Will Ignont was in the passenger seat. According to the report, police smelled a strong odor coming out of the vehicle and Kelly and Ignont consented to being searched. […]

  • Who will start at quarterback for Alabama A&M in the Magic City Classic?

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s magic city classic week, but Alabama A&M has not announced who will start at quarterback in the game.  Freshman Aqeel Glass has been the starter all season until the Mississippi Valley State game.  Damien May got the nod, and played like a man possessed scoring four touchdowns, leading the Bulldogs to a 49-14 win.  It’s not clear which QB will get the start against Alabama State, but head coach James Spady says in the end it […]

  • Bye week comes at a perfect time for Alabama A&M

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M is heading into its bye week feeling pretty good about itself, the Bulldogs 3-1 in SWAC play, trailing Alcorn State by just half a game in the east division.  Despite the solid play, most recently a 49-14 win over Mississippi Valley State, head coach James Spady says the off week couldn’t have come at a better time.  A&M has some things to take care of if it wants to make a run at a conference title.  “We […]

  • Tennessee’s Butch Jones calls Alabama “Most complete football team I’ve seen in a number of years”

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – Alabama enters Saturday’s game against Tennessee ranked first in the SEC in both total offense and total defense. Butch Jones referenced those numbers and others while throwing out some lofty praise for the Crimson Tide this week. “Probably the most complete football team I’ve seen in a number of years,” said Jones, who is in his sixth year as the Volunteers’ coach. In addition to the total offense and total defense numbers, Jones talked about Alabama being […]

  • Eason brothers use bond to propel Jemison offense

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Problems at work should typically be left at the office, but when Daymond and Devin Eason walk off the football field, they head home together.  Daymond, a sophomore, is Jemison’s starting quarterback.  Before the 2017 season, the Jags were in need of a center to snap him the ball, and the signal caller knew just the guy for the job.  “He asked me who do I think should be center, I said my brother has been playing center […]

  • Young Tennessee quarterback eager to face top ranked Alabama

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano made his first career college start against South Carolina last weekend.  The overall numbers weren’t very impressive, just 11 of 18 for 133 yards and no touchdowns, but he did avoid turning the ball over.  It only gets harder form here as the Vols try and beat Alabama for the first time since 2006, but the young QB says he’s excited for the challenge.  “I definitely know the history, and I’m definitely looking forward […]

  • East Limestone head coach Jeff Pugh wins his 100th game

    ATHENS, Ala. – When East Limestone Beat Lawrence County 16-6 it wasn’t just a bir region win for the Indians, it was the 100th win of head coach Jeff Pugh’s career.  A milestone he had no idea he was about to reach.  “Several reporters called me, several other coaches says you`re gonna get 100 this year, and I said 100 what?  I guess when you have been doing it as long as I have, you think about the ones I’ve […]

  • Tennessee names Jarrett Guarantano new starting quarterback

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AL.com) – Tennessee redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano will start for the Vols when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks. The news was first reported by Rivals.com. According to the report, Quinten Dormady, who started the first five games for Tennessee, is now contemplating his future at Tennessee. Guarantano has seen limited action this season, throwing 12 of 24 for 54 yards. Dormady, meanwhile, has thrown for 925 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. To continue reading click here.

  • Auburn still fueled by week 2 loss to Clemson

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – The word alone still stings Gus Malzahn when he hears it out loud. It brings back bad memories for Malzahn and his Auburn team. Auburn’s 14-6 loss in Death Valley was the team’s lone loss of the year, and it still stings for those around the program, even a month later as Auburn has rebounded with four straight wins and cracked the AP top 10. It has also been a driving factor for the team’s turnaround. “When […]