Zander Horvath Parents From Purdue, What To Know About The LA Chargers Fullback

Zander Horvath is an American football fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers ( Source : instagram )

Zander Horvath is very close to his parents from Indiana. He is a well-known fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers in the National Football League(NFL).

Zander, who has already scored touchdowns in the NFL's first two career games, was a household name in college. He established himself during his college football career at Purdue University. During his second year at college, he went to the field early to play special teams.

After first joining the team in 2017 as a walk-on, he played in 30 games for the Boilermakers during his college football career.

Horvath eventually took over as the primary running back in Purdue's pass-heavy offense, but he was also crucial in the run game.

Even though Zander was not invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, he performed better in his tests at Purdue's Pro Day than 90% of the running backs who went to the combine.

Quick Facts About Zander Horvath:

Full NameAlexander John Horvath
Date Of BirthDecember 10, 1998
Place Of BirthMishawaka, Indiana
Height6feet 3inch
ParentsMother (Zita Horvath), Father (Brian Horvath)
Instagram@ zhorvath_

Who Are Zander Horvath's Parents?

Zander Horvath was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, to his parents, mother Zita Horvath, and father, Brian Horvath. His parents supported him when Zander first began engaging in sports and encouraged him in various sports.

Zander Horvath with his mother Zita and father Brian
Zander Horvath with his mother Zita and father Brian ( Source : todayscatholic )

Zander played linebacker and running back for a middle school team that won the Diocesan Championship and was full of excellent eighth graders.

When they visited Purdue, Zander's father, Brian, still remembers interacting with the team's running backs coach. When Zander first came to West Lafayette, there were ten running backs on the team's roster.

As a freshman, Zander got his first experience playing fullback and on special teams. He received a scholarship and extra playing time due to Purdue's leading running back injury.

Zander has kept most of his parent's details away from the media. He has three siblings.

Zander's Girlfriend: Who Is He Dating?

Zander Horvath is in a relationship with Natalie Winters. They met in college and have been seeing each other since 2017. Natalie works as a nurse.

Zander Horvath and his girlfriend Natalie Winters
Zander Horvath and his girlfriend Natalie Winters ( Source : instagram )

Zander and Natalie frequently post images of themselves together and are very open about their relationship.

On July 24, 2022, Zander posted a photo of himself and Natalie on  Instagram with the caption "soon to be." They have received congratulations from everyone, and they may soon share the date of their marriage.

Natalie Winters has also uploaded many pictures of her and Zander on her Instagram account. Natalie's Instagram username is @nataliewinters444, she has 1,636 followers and 100posts.

Fullback Zander Horvath's Net Worth And Contract Breakdown

Zander Horvath has a net worth of less than a million. His annual salary is $700,000, which includes a $19,252 signing bonus.

He made a preferred walk-on commitment to Indiana to play linebacker but changed his mind when Purdue running backs coach Chris Barclay allowed him to play running back, which is his usual position.

Horvath finished his senior year of college in 2021 with 91 rushing attempts for 320 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He also added 17 receptions for an additional 108 yards of scrimmage.

Zander Horvath's Current Contract:

Year Basic Salary Signing Bonus
2022 $705,000 $19,252
2023 $870,000 $19,252
2024 $985,000 $19,252
2025 $1,100,000 $19,252


Zander Becomes First Running Back/Fullback Since 1942

Zander Horvath is making an excellent start in the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers. He's also working on setting a record that hasn't been surpassed since the 1940s.

Zander Horvath is the only running back or fullback to have scored a touchdown pass in each of his first two NFL games.
Zander Horvath is the only running back or fullback to have scored a touchdown pass in each of his first two NFL games. ( Source : chargerswire )

The former Purdue player made history by being the first rookie running back or fullback since 1942 with a touchdown catch in each of his first two NFL games.

Horvath scored the first touchdown of the Chargers' Week 2 match against the Kansas City Chiefs. His second touchdown in his second career game resulted from a one-yard receiving touchdown.

Horvath already has three catches and two touchdowns this early in the season, although all of his catches have been in close-quarters circumstances.

A Look Into Horvath's Career For Marian High School

Horvath was a football player at Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana. He ran for 3,373 yards and 50 touchdowns, receiving all-state and USA Today Midwest Regional All-American recognition.

Horvath was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers
Horvath was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers ( Source : jconline )

Since the Chargers took linebacker Shaun Phillips and center Nick Hardwick in 2004, Horvath is the first Purdue player they have drafted.

The Los Angeles Chargers chose Horvath in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He made his first appearance in Los Angeles, making history by becoming the first running back or fullback since 1942 to score twice in his first two games.

How Big Is He? 6-3 and 230: Perfect For A Fullback

Zander Horvath is 23 years old, he was born on December 10, 1998, in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is 6feet 3inch tall and weighs around 104 kg.

Art made by Zander Horvath
Art made by Zander Horvath ( Source : instagram )

He studied at Marian High School. Horvath joined the Boilermakers in 2017 and played in 30 games throughout the course of his college football career.

Horvath showcases his own unique artwork on his own Instagram account, which is dedicated to art. In his sketches, he depicts anything from houses to landscapes to even other football players.

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