REGINA, Sask., Canada – Former Jacksonville University football standout Justin Horton is no stranger to receiving attention from the professional sporting world. Now the former Jacksonville Jaguar has been called into action north of the border.
Horton inked a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League this week. Founded in 1910, the team is the third-oldest program in professional football and a four-time Grey Cup Champion.
The Clermont, Fla. native enters his second season in the professional ranks of the sport in 2018. Horton was signed to the hometown Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2017.
A four-year starter at JU from 2012-2016, the linebacker play in 42 career games for the Dolphins in the Pioneer Football League, earning Second-Team All-PFL honors his senior season. Horton recorded 120 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and on defensive score during his time in the green and gold.