Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
CHICAGO Levi Horn, Northern Cheyenne, was waived by the Chicago Bears 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.
Levi Horn Northern Cheyenne
Horn was an All American at the University of Montana where he started his final two seasons.
“I hope I get picked up by another team, and I have not ruled out going to play in Canada.”
commented Horn to the Native News Network on Tuesday afternoon.
“Today is the first full day since my name hit the waiver wire. Now, I can begin to talk to any other teams that may be interested in me,”
While in Chicago, Horn participated in several events in the American Indian community, such participating in the Longest Walk 3 Reversing Diabetes as it made its way through Chicago last May.
Horn has lent his time to reaching out to Native youth to speak to them about the importance of obtaining good educations and well-being through exercise.
"Levi has been instrumental in sharing his views on wellness, being physically active and always caring about your community. By sharing his story he has encouraged many Native families in Chicago to work hard and never give up. He is a true inspiration, I know he will continue to work in the Native community he's a blessing,"
commented Jolene Aleck, Paiute, the Chicago Public Schools Title VII Project Manager.
"I was upset to hear the news that Levi Horn was cut from the Chicago Bears. I was looking forward to seeing him play as starter at Soldier Field. I feel with Levi's positive, hardworking and winning attitude, it won't be long before another NFL team picks him up. And if Levi's team so happens to play the Chicago Bears even though I am a diehard Bears fan, I will most definitely be rooting Levi's team,"
said Charlie Roy, First Nations Ojibway/M'Chigeeng, of the Kateri Center Native American Program.
posted May 15, 2012 11:50 am edt