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Justin Houston
Justin Houston
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Justin Houston

LB

Date of birth
Jan 21, 1989
College
Georgia
Height
6-3
Weight
258 Lbs

Bio

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.

Early Years

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.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 40 4 44 11.0 14 10 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 19-7 5 0 5 4.0 3 0 0 1 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 4 0 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 31-13 3 0 3 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 17-14 3 0 3 2.0 3 0 0 1 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16-29 7 1 8 1.0 0 3 0 1 0 0

News

Justin Houston Will Receive Franchise Tag

Justin Houston Will Receive Franchise Tag

by Football News

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to use the franchise tag on linebacker Justin Houston, according to NFL.com. Houston is expected to make $14 million in 2015 after leading the NFL with 22 sacks last season... Read more

The Chiefs Surprisingly Hang Tough Against Denver

The Chiefs Surprisingly Hang Tough Against Denver

by Eric Paolini

After what can only be described as a shellacking from the Tennessee Titans, the Kansas City Chiefs hung around against the Denver Broncos and nearly forced overtime last Sunday. It was one of the more surprising games from Week 2... Read more

What is Justin Houston Worth?

What is Justin Houston Worth?

by Eric Paolini

How NFL contracts are constructed benefits the team rather than the player. Teams can get out of most contracts to overpaid and underperforming players... Read more

What We Learned From Chiefs' Minicamp

What We Learned From Chiefs' Minicamp

by Eric Paolini

There isn’t a whole lot we can learn from following the goings on at NFL minicamps. Players could be getting back into shape, returning from injuries, and rookies are just beginning to learn the intense playbook... Read more

Justin Houston Elbow Injury Concerning For Chiefs

Justin Houston Elbow Injury Concerning For Chiefs

by Allen Kim

As if losing Tambi Hali to an ankle injury wasn’t bad enough, the Kansas City Chiefs are also concerned over the right elbow injury OLB Justin Houston suffered in their loss to the San Diego Chargers... Read more