Behind The Scenes

Veteran scout Gary ‘Caveman’ Horton has inside scoop on the NFL

He may not be as agile as Spiderman, Batman or Superman, but when it comes to football and fans who want to understand the finer points of the game, there’s no one better to call than the “Caveman”.

Director of Pro Football Scouting for Scouts Inc., Gary Horton is the “Caveman.” He’s been around the game for 35 years, including 10 years as a college coach and 10 years as an NFL Scout.

Horton contributes to ESPN’s NFL coverage on a variety of platforms and is a regular on NFL32 (weekdays, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN2), where the on-camera “Caveman” role has brought him some well-deserved attention.

He works year-round with ESPN’s production teams and analysts on all things NFL, from prepping telestrations to determining which demo field segments to run on Sunday NFL Countdown.

In the video above, Horton takes Front Row behind-the-scenes of NFL32 to explain how his nickname came to be.

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