Horton in 2016
|No. 96 – Carolina Panthers|
|Born:||January 18, 1990|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Notre Dame|
(Sherman Oaks, California)
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2018|
Wes Chandler Horton (born January 18, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. He is the brother of former Toronto Argonauts linebacker Shane Horton.
Horton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Notre Dame High School. As a junior, he was selected to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and also was named to Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team and All-Serra League first team. As a senior, he was selected to the Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West teams. He also was selected to the All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team.
On November 23, 2015, Horton was suspended for four games by the National Football League for violating the NFL Performance Enhancement Drug Policy after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. On December 28, 2015, the Carolina Panthers waived Horton.
On February 27, 2017, Horton signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers through the 2018 season.
Wes Horton's father is Michael (Myke) Horton, former UCLA offensive lineman who played nine years as a backup on various NFL, CFL, and USFL teams before becoming nationally known as "Gemini", one of the original American Gladiators (1989–1992).
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