Texans defensive end Dylan Horton has announced that he is cancer-free after being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year. 

The 23-year-old NFL pro shared a heartwarming Instagram Story of himself banging a gong at hospital with family and friends to announce what is likely to be his return to the field this fall.

‘Glory to God,’ he wrote over the video, adding a checkmark emoji next to ‘Final Treatment.’

In December, Horton shared that he had swollen lymph nodes via a statement from the Texans and that he planed to return after completing necessary treatment.

‘Through God’s grace, I’m blessed to say that I’m currently in remission! I am grateful for the love from my family and friends, and support from the Texans organization and my doctors,’ he said.

The 23-year-old banging a gong to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy treatment

Texans defensive end Dylan Horton is set to return to the team in the fall after successfully fighting off cancer

Horton appeared in 10 games last season. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft

Horton appeared in 10 games last season. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft

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

Horton played at New Mexico and TCU before being selected by the Texans as a fourth round in the 2023 NFL draft.

Before leaving the team, he appeared in 10 games for Houston and tallied 13 tackles and two quarterback tackles with a recovered fumble. 

Horton had a season-high three tackles in a 21-16 win against the Arizona Cardinals in November.

The Texans finished their regular season with a 10-7 record on top of the AFC South to secure their first postseason appearance since 2019.

The team would beat the Browns, 45-14, in the wild card before losing to the Ravens, 34-10, in the divisional round.

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