When you cover NAIA football, you definitely meet some characters. Every year it seemed like there was a new player on my radar because of they were reaching out to me or I met them randomly during one of my stops. Cameron Horton was an offensive lineman at the University of Sioux Falls from 2005-2007 and is easily one of the most memorable NAIA football players I was around.
He wasn’t an NFL prospect and he wasn’t some guy that coaches trotted out in front of the media to be a spokesperson for the team. Cam was Richie Incognito before people knew who Incognito was. The only difference being Cam was hilarious. I can’t tell you the amount of times I received Facebook messages from him randomly over the years that made my stomach hurt.
I’m not going to write a long memorial blog on Cam because one of the best writers I have ever met already did that. The link to Matt Zimmer’s article is below.
Also below is the link to the GoFundMe account that was set up by some of Cam’s former teammates to aid in the travel expenses for Cam’s family.
It’s always sad when a person as young as Cam goes before their time. But I’ve always believed that death should be a celebration of a person’s life and given Cam’s personality and our memories of him that shouldn’t be a problem. Please check out the following links.