Justin Houston is a fourth-year outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a First-Team All-American at the University of Georgia in 2010 and has made two Pro Bowls as a member of the Chiefs.
Houston was born in Chico, CA on January 21, 1989 and attended Statesboro High School in Statesboro, GA. He was a two-time All-Region selection at Statesboro and also earned All-State honorable mention twice. He played in three consecutive title games and finally helped Statesboro defeat Northside High School to capture the state crown in 2005. He was listed as the 11th best weak side defensive end in the 2007 class and enrolled at the University of Georgia.
University of Georgia
Houston received a redshirt during his first season at Georgia. After only seeing limited playing time in 2008, he recorded seen sacks as a sophomore and was named Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference. He increased his sack total to 10 as a junior in 2010, finishing second in the conference behind defensive tackle Nick Fairley. He was named an All-American and earned First-Team All-SEC honors for the Bulldogs.
Kansas City Chiefs
Houston decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2011 NFL Draft. Originally viewed as a projected first round pick, teams were scared off by reports that he had tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Combine. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up selecting him with the 70th overall pick in the third round of the draft, and he played in all 16 games as a rookie in 2011. After recording 10.0 sacks in 2012, he managed to make 11.0 sacks in only 11 games during the 2013 season and made his second straight Pro Bowl appearance.
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