Texans' Dylan Horton, Now Officially Cancer-Free, Celebrates Final Chemo Treatment

The former fourth-round pick rang the bell on his way out of the hospital.
Houston Texans defensive end Dylan Horton rushes the quarterback during a game in October.
Houston Texans defensive end Dylan Horton rushes the quarterback during a game in October. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Texans defensive end Dylan Horton celebrated his final chemotherapy treatment Thursday by ringing the bell on his way out of the hospital. He is officially cancer free.

Horton was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December. He stepped away from the Texans in late November and released a statement in March saying the he was in remission.

"I am grateful for the love from my family and friends, and support from the Texans organization and my doctors," Horton said in a statement in March.

The Texans selected Horton in the fourth round (No. 109 pick) of the 2023 NFL draft. Horton played three seasons at TCU in college and was a big part of the Horned Frogs' defense that advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship.

Horton appeared in 10 games for Houston last season before stepping away, logging 13 tackles, two quarterback hits and one fumble recovery.


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