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Wes Horton
DE #96
Height:
6-5
Weight:
270
Age:
25
College:
Southern California
Hometown:
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
26
SCK
3.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 34 18 16 5.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 CAR 16 15 26 12 14 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 CAR 10 0 8 6 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TB W 20-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 24-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 PIT L 19-37 3 0 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @BAL L 10-38 3 0 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CHI W 31-24 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CIN L 37-37 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @GB L 17-38 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SEA L 9-13 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 NO L 10-28 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 @PHI L 21-45 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 ATL L 17-19 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @MIN L 13-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @NO W 41-10 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 TB W 19-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 CLE W 17-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @ATL W 34-3 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10/13).

GP/GS
Career (26/15) [2/2]; 2014 (16/15) [2/2]; 2013 (10/0) [0/0].

2014
Played in 16 games, starting the last 15 at defensive end for Carolina...Posted career highs of 26 tackles, three sacks and eight quarterback pressures to go along with one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...POSTSEASON: Started at defensive end in NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded three tackles, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Wrapped up Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown just as he was about to throw, disrupting the pass and causing it to be intercepted by cornerback Antoine Cason...Vs. Detroit (9/14): Made first NFL start...At Chicago (10/5): Corralled Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for a four-yard sack...Gathered a career-high four tackles...Vs. New Orleans (10/30): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a seven-yard loss and caused him to fumble on the play...At Atlanta (12/28): Dropped Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a six-yard sack as part of a season-high six-sack effort by the Panthers, who surrendered a season-low three points and yielded a season-low two rushing first downs...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78...NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10): Forced a fumble by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

2013
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10)...Played in 10 games and was inactive for six games...Posted eight tackles, two sacks and one quarterback pressure...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Inactive for NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Made NFL debut...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Victimized Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon for first two career sacks, dropping him for losses of four and five yards...Only undrafted rookie in the NFL to have two or more sacks in a game in 2013.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 32 starts at Southern California...Produced 117 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and nine passes defensed...2012 (Sr.): All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...Played in 12 games with 10 starts...Finished third on the Trojans with 5.5 sacks...Recorded 43 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Second-team All-Pac-12 Conference choice...Played in 12 games with seven starts...Posted 22 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed...2010 (So.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Tied for second on the team with four sacks...Notched 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and four passes defensed...2009 (Fr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Logged 23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks, Calif....Majored in human performance at Southern California.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10/13).

GP/GS
Career (26/15) [2/2]; 2014 (16/15) [2/2]; 2013 (10/0) [0/0].

2014
Played in 16 games, starting the last 15 at defensive end for Carolina...Posted career highs of 26 tackles, three sacks and eight quarterback pressures to go along with one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...POSTSEASON: Started at defensive end in NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded three tackles, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...At Tampa Bay (9/7): Wrapped up Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown just as he was about to throw, disrupting the pass and causing it to be intercepted by cornerback Antoine Cason...Vs. Detroit (9/14): Made first NFL start...At Chicago (10/5): Corralled Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for a four-yard sack...Gathered a career-high four tackles...Vs. New Orleans (10/30): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a seven-yard loss and caused him to fumble on the play...At Atlanta (12/28): Dropped Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a six-yard sack as part of a season-high six-sack effort by the Panthers, who surrendered a season-low three points and yielded a season-low two rushing first downs...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78...NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10): Forced a fumble by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

2013
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10)...Played in 10 games and was inactive for six games...Posted eight tackles, two sacks and one quarterback pressure...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Inactive for NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Made NFL debut...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Victimized Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon for first two career sacks, dropping him for losses of four and five yards...Only undrafted rookie in the NFL to have two or more sacks in a game in 2013.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 32 starts at Southern California...Produced 117 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and nine passes defensed...2012 (Sr.): All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...Played in 12 games with 10 starts...Finished third on the Trojans with 5.5 sacks...Recorded 43 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Second-team All-Pac-12 Conference choice...Played in 12 games with seven starts...Posted 22 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed...2010 (So.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Tied for second on the team with four sacks...Notched 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and four passes defensed...2009 (Fr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Logged 23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks, Calif....Majored in human performance at Southern California.

 

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