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A can-do kind of guy

Rocky Horn

Rocky Horn on playing football at St. Cloud State: “Ever since I was little I loved the game of football. There is something about football that completes me.”  

Rocky Horn ’10 has the multi-tasking skills of an air traffic controller.

He’s a wide receiver and special teams player on the St. Cloud State University football team. He’s pursuing a social work degree with a minor in child psychology. He works as a mentor, tutor and counselor at St. Cloud State math and science camps. He volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota. He’s president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He’s a role model and cheerleader for his two younger brothers, Devin and Kenny.

Horn serves on the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing the Northern Sun Intercollegiate
Conference. Horn attends three to four meetings a year in Indianapolis at NCAA headquarters and works on issues concerning student-athletes.

He also participated in the 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a considerable honor for a redshirt freshman, non-scholarship athlete. The conference is a forum in which student-athletes enhance their leadership and decision-making skills and discuss issues in intercollegiate athletics.

For his committment to serving others, Horn is one of 22 college football players in the nation named to the 2008 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team.

“A leader isn’t always the star athlete or the perfect student,” said Horn. “But it’s the person that works behind the scenes and helps everyone to get a common goal done.”

During his first football season, Horn lived up to those leadership ideals by organizing volunteering opportunities for players, including service at Kids Against Hunger, a Minnesota-based international hunger relief organization.  

The Melrose native expects to graduate in 2010.