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Houston Texans' Dylan Horton, 23, Reveals He's in Remission from Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The defensive revealed last November he was taking time away from the team due to 'dealing with a personal health matter'

<p>Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty</p> Dylan answering questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2023

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Dylan answering questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2023

Houston TexansDylan Horton is in remission from stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The 23-year-old announced the news on Monday after he had to cut his rookie season short last year following the diagnosis.

“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 shared on the Houston Texans’ X page. “I’m grateful for the love from my family and friends, and support from the Texans organizations and my doctors.”

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<p>Ryan Kang/Getty</p> Dylan Horton during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday at NRG Stadium on October 1, 2023

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“My next objective is to complete my treatments, then get back to game playing the game I love,” he added. “Thank you for your prayers and support as I continue this journey.”

“God bless you Dylan! Prayers to you and your family! Glad to see you’re in remission!,” one person commented, while another added, “Awesome news, I wish him all the success on the field after bouncing back from that.”

<p>Stacy Revere/Getty</p> Dylan Horton in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 02, 2023

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Dylan Horton in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 02, 2023

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In November 2023, the defensive revealed he was taking time away from the team due to “dealing with a personal health matter,” per NBC Sports, while refraining from sharing details on his illness.

He then thanked his teammates, family “and the entire Houston Texans organization,” for their support and care.

“I will provide updates from time to time,” he added at the time. “But my main focus right now is on my health and recovery. Thank you and God bless.”

Meanwhile, the Houston Texans reported on their website that Horton logged 13 tackles in 10 games last season before he took his break from playing.

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