Chris Horton

Special Teams Coordinator

College: UCLA

Experience: 7 years


Chris Horton is in his second season leading the Ravens' exceptional special teams units. Since joining the team in 2014, Horton has helped Baltimore's units perform outstandingly over the last several seasons. In 2019, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, Justin Tucker (a first-team All-Pro) made 28 of 29 FGAs (96.6%), scoring a franchise-record 141 points for the fourth-straight season. He is the NFL's only kicker to surpass the 140 mark in each of the past four years (2016-19). For many seasons, the Ravens have been near the top of special teams rankings. In the annual special teams report from senior NFL writer Rick Gosselin, Baltimore was ranked in the NFL's Top 6 for seven-straight seasons (from 2012-18), including first in 2015. (Gosselin's report is recognized by NFL teams as a special teams measuring stick.) No other NFL team was in the Top 6 (or even Top 10) in those seven seasons. In 2018, Tucker made 35 of 39 FGAs. (His misses were from 53 and 65 yards, and he had 2 kicks blocked.) In 2018, the Ravens also ranked fifth in the NFL in punt return average (11.5), with CB/RS Cyrus Jones posting the league's fourth-best mark (13.2).