ELF: Frankfurt Galaxy re-sign star receiver Reece Horn

The Frankfurt Galaxy have announced that they have re-signed standout American receiver Reece Horn for the 2023 European League of Football season.

Horn signed with the Galaxy last year in the middle of the 2022 season.  In the eight games he played with the team, he recorded 39 catches for 683 yards and 11 touchdowns, as he finished the season as the team’s leading receiver.  He finished the season ranked 12th in the league in receiving yards and sixth in receiving touchdowns, which were impressive feats considering most receivers ahead of him on the leaderboard played more games than him.  In the eight games Horn played with Frankfurt, the team had a record of 6-2, but narrowly missed the playoffs with an overall record of 8-4.

The 30-year-old Horn has had a long and winding football journey.  Originally from the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Horn played collegiately at the Division II level at the University of Indianapolis, where he recorded a school-record 3,562 receiving yards in 48 games from 2012 to 2015.  After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, he signed with the Tennessee Titans, but was released before the regular season.  In 2017, he spent the season in the Italian Football League with the Milano Seamen (who are joining the ELF this year), where he had 62 catches for 1,142 yards and 12 touchdowns as he helped guide the team to an Italian Bowl championship.

The next season, he moved to Austria and joined the Vienna Vikings, another franchise that is now in the ELF.  In 12 games with Vienna in 2018, he recorded 50 catches for 771 yards and 15 touchdowns.  He spent the 2019 season with the Memphis Express of the short-lived Alliance of American Football, where he had 28 catches for 429 yards and 1 touchdown in seven games.  His performance caught the attention of the Miami Dolphins, who signed him to a contract in the 2019 NFL preseason but was ultimately released before the start of the regular season.

Horn spent some time with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL in 2020 until the league’s season ended due to COVID-19.  He played with the Linemen of The Spring League in 2021, putting up impressive numbers as his team won the championship.  The Cincinnati Bengals picked him up following that season but released him in August of 2021.  He then signed with the Calgary Stampeders in early 2022 but was released during final roster cuts in June.  It was at that point when he joined the Galaxy during the 2022 season.

The Galaxy are glad to have Horn back in the fold as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season to make the playoffs this year.  They will need their passing game to be strong, as they will be in a loaded Western Conference with rivals including the Hamburg Sea Devils, the Rhein Fire and the Paris Musketeers.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.