Panthers defensive end 韦斯·霍顿 announced his retirement from football in an Instagram的 post on Tuesday.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Carolina in 2013, Horton played six seasons with the Panthers before signing with New Orleans last offseason and then finishing the 2019 season back in Carolina. He 玩ed in 83 career games with 38 starts.
Horton finished his career with 15.5 sacks, including a career-best 5.5 sacks in Carolina's 玩off season in 2017. That year, he also had a career-best three forced fumbles which led the Panthers and ranked fifth among defensive ends that season.
Originally from Sherman Oaks, California and a product of Southern Cal, Horton was active in the Charlotte community working as a mentor with The Academy of Goal Achievers (T.A.G.A.), an organization dedicated to developing youth leaders to impact their communities.