Former Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Greg Horton has passed away at the age of 65, it was announced on Friday.
The Los Angeles Rams nation is mourning the loss of one of its own on Saturday, as offensive lineman Greg Horton died at the age of 65 on Friday.
After growing up in Redlands, California, and being a standout at Redlands High School, Horton played his college ball in Colorado and was drafted in the third round of the 1974 draft by the Chicago Bears.
The Rams quickly acquired him from the Bears following the pick. He played for Los Angeles from 1976 to 1978, and again in 1980. He also spent one season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978.
“He was drafted by the Bears and then traded immediately to the Rams,” Gallagher said. “What a dream come true to see that and be a part of them. When the Rams came back to Los Angeles, he got to see that. That was a plus.”
Greg Horton’s Life After Football
After his playing days were over, Horton returned to his hometown and was active in the community. In fact, he raised $2 million for local high school sports in the area.