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Dylan Horton’s rookie season came to an abrupt end when the Houston Texans defensive end announced in November that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team to attend to a “personal health matter.” 

On Monday, Horton revealed that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

But the second-year player also shared the good news that he is now in remission. 

“On December 1st, 2023, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Through God’s grace, I’m blessed to say that I’m currently in remission,” Horton said in a statement released by the team. 

Dylan Horton rushes the passer

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“I am grateful for the love from my family and friends, and support from the Texans organization and my doctor,” he continued. “My next objective is to complete my treatments, then get back to playing the game that I love. Thank you for your prayers and support as I continue this journey.” 

Dylan Horton celebrates a tackle

A fourth-round pick out of TCU, Horton appeared in 10 games for the Texans, registering 13 tackles. He also recovered a fumble and recorded two quarterback hits.

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