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Damante Horton
Player Profile:
Damante Horton 1265170
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 178
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Oakland
Experience: 4 Letters

WSU CAREER: Appeared in 43 games, made 29 starts…two-time All-Pac-12 honorable mention…made 121 tackles including five for loss…forced three fumbles…recorded nine interceptions…. set WSU record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns, three as a senior…made 11 pass breakups.

SENIOR (2013): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 13 games…earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention…voted a team captain twice (SUU, Idaho)…made 49 tackles including 3.5 tackles for loss…second on team and tied for fifth in the Pac-12 with five interceptions…returned three interceptions for touchdowns, most in the Pac-12…made three tackles at Auburn…made four tackles, two for loss and intercepted two passes, returning the first 70 yards for a touchdown and the second coming with two minutes remaining to clinch the win at No. 25 USC…made four tackles, picked off a pass and returned it 72 yards for touchdown in the win over Southern Utah…made three solo tackles against No. 5 Stanford in Seattle…made six tackles, five solo in the win at California…made season-high seven tackles and an interception against Oregon State…had three tackles at No. 2 Oregon…recorded five tackles, all solo against No. 25 Arizona State…broke up two passes in win at Arizona…had three tackles and returned an interception 22 yards for an interception in win over Utah…made two tackles at Washington…made six tackles and forced a fumble against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl…presented WSU’s Fred Bohler Ward for Cougar inspiration.

JUNIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 games, making six starts...tallied 26 tackles, 20 solo and broke up three passes...started first six games...made seven tackles, all solo at BYU...made four tackles, three solo and broke up a pass against Eastern Washington...made three tackles at UNLV...made two tackles and broke up a pass against Colorado...made six tackles, five solo against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle...made three tackles and broke up a pass at No. 14 Oregon State...made one tackle against No. 17 UCLA.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making 11 starts...named All-Pac-12 honorable mention...named to Phil Steele's All-Pac-12 Conference second team...tied for Pac-12 lead with four interceptions...recorded 31 tackles, 21 solo...forced two fumbles and broke up three passes...picked off a pass in four straight games...made two tackles against Idaho State and UNLV...tallied a season-best five tackles, three solo including one for loss, and forced a fumble at San Diego State...recorded three tackles and forced a fumble on the final series to seal WSU's win at Colorado...made four tackles and first career interception that earned WSU Big Play honors at UCLA...picked off a pass against No. 7 Stanford and Oregon State...had three tackles and returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown to earn WSU Defensive Player of the Week and Big Play honors at No. 7 Oregon...made four tackles at California...had three tackles against Utah.

FRESHMAN (2010): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in the first seven games...totaled 15 tackles, 10 solo...made four tackles, three solo against USC... earned Cougar Defensive Player of the Week honors after making a season-high eight tackles, six solo at UCLA...recorded two tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Arizona.

JUNIOR year named first-team all-league on both offense and defense...returned five interceptions for touchdowns...offensively, caught 39 passes for 570 yards and rushed 60 times for 578 yards...SENIOR year named first-team All-Oakland Athletic League and first-team All-East Bay after registering more than 100 tackles...member of the Contra Costa Times' Cream of the Crop (Bay Area Top 20)...three-star prospect according to was rated No. 81 at his position nationally...three-star prospect according to


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