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Joe Horn notes there are “selfish fathers’’ that put so much pressure on their kids to excel in sports they don’t want to play past a certain age.

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Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of ESPN. The author of this post is David Newton.


    CHARLOTTE, N.C.     Joe Horn notes there are "selfish fathers'' that put so much pressure on their kids to excel in sports they don't want to play past a certain age. The former NFL Pro Bowl receiver said there are times you have to take your foot off the pedal and let them find their way.

    But then, in the same breath, Horn talks about how the blueprint he has for his son, Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, ends with a yellow jacket.

    "That's right, the Hall of Fame,'' said the elder Horn, himself a longshot for the Hall of Fame with 603 receptions (81st all-time) and 8,744 yards (75th). "Once you put on that yellow jacket, our blueprint is complete. Jaycee knows that. He just has to deal with it. And he can.''

    Handling pressure is what made the 21-year-old cornerback out of South Carolina worth the eighth overall selection when the Panthers could have gone with the more popular pick of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields to compete with Sam Darnold.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on ESPN.

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