New Hampshire Football Report

CAA honors UNH’s Horn

RICHMOND, Va. – Evan Horn, a senior on the University of New Hampshire football team, was named to the 2021 CAA Football Preseason All-Conference Team on Tuesday.

Horn made the Preseason All-Conference Team for the second consecutive season. The 6-foot, 220-pound safety enters the season as UNH’s active leader in career tackles (174), interceptions (11), and sacks (7.0), as well as punt return yards (165). Horn has 23 consecutive starts and 30 career starts overall.

He recorded four tackles and a pass breakup against Albany in UNH’s only game of the spring 2021 season.

Niko Kvietkus, a junior defensive tackle, received Honorable Mention.

Horn was voted to the CAA All-Conference Second Team as a junior in the 2019 season, when he led UNH in both solo tackles (51) and total tackles (70), as well as interceptions (four). He also ranked third in pass breakups (five), tied for second in sacks (four) and tied for fourth in tackles for loss (seven); his other stats included two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Horn was named a Hero Sports FCS Sophomore All-American in 2018, when he recorded 28 solo tackles and 19 assisted tackles for a total of 57. He had four interceptions with 80 return yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Kvietkus was selected to the CAA All-Conference Third Team as a sophomore in 2019, when he led UNH defensive linemen in tackles with 45 (24 solo, 21 assisted), led all Wildcats in sacks (5.5), and ranked second in the team in tackles for loss (8.0).  In UNH’s one-game spring 2021 season, Kvietkus tallied five tackles – two for a loss, including one sack – and forced a fumble.

He enters the 2021 season No. 4 among active UNH players in career tackles (57), No. 2 in sacks (6.5) and No. 4 in tackles for loss (11.0). Kvietkus has 12 consecutive starts, which is also his career total.


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