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MINNEAPOLIS Levi Horn was waived by Chicago Bears on Monday. He signed an undisclosed contract with Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Levi Horn with the Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory Students
“On paper it doesn't seem like a long time, but it sure felt like forever,”
said an excited Horn to the Native News Network, as he arrived back at his home in Chicago from the short flight from Minneapolis.
Horn, who has been with the Chicago Bears organization for two years, was released on Monday. Horn is an offensive right tackle. He spent most of his time on the practice squad during the past two years he was with the Bears organization.
“The Vikings have a great tradition and they are looking for me to play hard. I know this is my year to prove myself. I am looking forward to going to training camp this summer. Everyone will be vying for a job on the team,”
Levi Horn, Minnesota Vikings
Horn was an All American at the University of Montana where he started his final two seasons.
While with the Bears, the organization's official website listed Horns' height as 6' 7" and weight as 315 pounds.
Additionally, Horn has been a Nike 7 ambassador and has represented Nike at numerous events involving Native youth to achieve better educations and well being through exercise. He also has participated with First Lady's Michelle Obama's "Let's Move in Indian Country" program as a role model to Native youth.
posted May 18, 2012 7:57 pm edt
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