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98 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Timmy Horne

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In which BracketCat counts down the 98th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive tackle Timmy Horne.

Timmy Horne (98)
Based on his jumping height here against Tennessee in 2018, it appears K-State is getting a fairly athletic defensive tackle transfer from Charlotte in “super senior” Timmy Horne (98).
Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

FYI: We begin this esteemed kickoff one day “late” due to the transfer of kicker No. 99 Owen Lawson to Coffeyville Community College following the April 3, 2021, spring game.

#98 Timmy Horne

Redshirt Super Senior | 6-4 | 319 lbs. | Wadesboro, North Carolina
Timmy Horne
Timmy Horne
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Timmy Horne (b. Oct. 25, 1997) is a transfer defensive tackle from UNC Charlotte who totaled 29 starts over each of his four years, including 12 starts as both a junior and senior.

After the loss to graduation of both Trey Dishon and Drew Wiley, K-State immediately turned to the busy transfer market and found a good one in Horne, who has one year to play one.

A three-year letter-winner at Anson High School in Wadesboro under head coach Ralph Jackson, Horne totaled 22 tackles and had a pair of sacks as a junior, while he totaled 17 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore.

He was a 2015 Shrine Bowl participant and also played basketball.

After arriving at Charlotte, Horne redshirted in 2016 and then played in all 12 games of 2017, with starts in each of the final two games of the season.

He had a season-high four tackles at Old Dominion, and set a career high with 1.5 tackles for loss and tallied three tackles in his first career game at Eastern Michigan.

Horne then started all 12 games in 2018 and had a season-high four tackles in each of the final four games of the season — including at Marshall and against Florida International.

He also recovered a fumble against the Thundering Herd; batted away a career-high two passes against Old Dominion, a game in which he also blocked a kick; registered his first career sack in the season opener against Fordham; and had at least one tackle in 11 games.

Horne also started 12 of his 13 games played in 2019, including Charlotte’s first-ever bowl game, the 2019 Bahamas Bowl against Buffalo.

He had a career-high six tackles and a tackle for loss against UTEP, including a 4th-and-1 stop inside the 49ers’ 4-yard line to halt a potential Miners score in the seven-point victory.

Horne also had five stops against Florida Atlantic and Marshall, the former in which he tied his career high in tackles for loss; recovered a fumble in the regular-season finale against Old Dominion; and blocked a fourth-quarter field goal attempt in the 49ers’ one-point win over North Texas.

He played in all six games of the 49ers’ pandemic-shortened 2020 season, with three starts, carding a season-high five tackles and one tackle for loss against UTEP, when he wore the 49ers’ honorary No. 49 jersey against the Miners, and earned All-Conference USA honors.

Horne likely will vie with Jaylen Pickle for the right to start opposite Eli Huggins this season.

For more in-depth analysis of this instant-impact “super senior,” please read Drew Schneider’s excellent player profile from back in February.