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|name=Jim Houston
 
|name=Jim Houston
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1937|11|3|mf=y}}
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|birth_date={{Birth date|1937|11|3|mf=y}}
 
|birth_place= [[Massillon, Ohio]]
 
|birth_place= [[Massillon, Ohio]]
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|death_date= {{death date and age|2018|9|11|1937|11|3}}
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|death_place=Massillon, Ohio
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|high_school=[[Massillon Washington High School|Massillon Washington]]<br/>([[Massillon, Ohio]])
 
|College=[[Ohio State University|Ohio State]]
 
|College=[[Ohio State University|Ohio State]]
 
|Position=[[Defensive end]], [[Linebacker]]
 
|Position=[[Defensive end]], [[Linebacker]]
 
|DraftedYear=1960
 
|DraftedYear=1960
 
|DraftedRound=1 / Pick 8
 
|DraftedRound=1 / Pick 8
|ProBowls=1964, 1965, 1969, 1970
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| AFLDraftedYear = 1960
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| AFLDraftedRound = 1
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| AFLDraftedPick = First Selections
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| AFLDraftedTeam = [[Buffalo Bills]]
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|honors =
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*National Championship (1957 - Coaches)
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*NFL Championship (1964)
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*4x [[Pro Bowl]] selection (1964, 1965, 1969, 1970)
 
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|PFR=HousJi00
 
|PFR=HousJi00
|years=1960-1972
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|playing_years1=1960–1972
|teams=[[Cleveland Browns]]
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|playing_team1=[[Cleveland Browns]]
|CollegeHOF=90093
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'''James Edward "Jim" Houston''' (born November 3, 1937) is a former [[American football]] [[linebacker]] who played thirteen seasons in the [[National Football League]] with the [[Cleveland Browns]]. He was elected to the [[College Football Hall of Fame]] in 2006.
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'''James Edward Houston''' (November 3, 1937 – September 11, 2018) was an American [[American football|football]] [[linebacker]] who played 13 seasons in the [[National Football League]] with the [[Cleveland Browns]]. He was elected to the [[College Football Hall of Fame]] in 2005.<ref>https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/cleveland-browns-mr-dependable-jim-houston-passes-away</ref>
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
 
Houston played for the [[Ohio State Buckeyes football|Ohio State Buckeyes]] as an [[End (American football)|end]]. He was a three-year starter under head coach [[Woody Hayes]] and twice the team MVP. He was elected the team captain as a senior.
 
Houston played for the [[Ohio State Buckeyes football|Ohio State Buckeyes]] as an [[End (American football)|end]]. He was a three-year starter under head coach [[Woody Hayes]] and twice the team MVP. He was elected the team captain as a senior.
   
Houston contributed on both offense and defense. Although known primarily for his excellent blocking and tackling, he was also the leading receiver on the 1959 team, including a 100-yard game that year against [[Michigan State Spartans|Michigan State]]. He was an [[All-America]] selection in 1958 and 1959.
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Houston contributed on both offense and defense. Although known primarily for his excellent blocking and tackling, he helped the Buckeyes win a National Championship in 1957 (as recognized by the Coaches poll), and was also the leading receiver on the 1959 team, including a 100-yard game that year against [[Michigan State Spartans|Michigan State]]. He was an [[All-America]] selection in 1958 and 1959.
   
 
Houston was inducted into the [[Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame]] in 1979, and was named to the [[Ohio State Football All-Century Team]] as a defensive end in 2000.
 
Houston was inducted into the [[Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame]] in 1979, and was named to the [[Ohio State Football All-Century Team]] as a defensive end in 2000.
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==Pro career==
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==Professional career==
Houston was chosen in the first round of both the AFL draft by the [[Buffalo Bills]] and the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. Like his older brother [[Lin Houston|Lindell Houston]], Jim Houston chose the Browns. He originally played as a defensive end under head coach [[Paul Brown]], but later moved to linebacker under [[Blanton Collier]]. At linebacker he became a four-time Pro Bowl selection. In the 1969 NFC Conference Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, Jim went to tackle Viking quarterback Joe Kapp low and Kapp tried to hurdle him. Kapp's knee hit Jim in the side of the head, knocking him out and breaking his jaw.
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Houston was chosen in the first round of both the AFL draft by the [[Buffalo Bills]] and the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. Like his older brother [[Lin Houston]], Jim chose the Browns. He originally played as a defensive end under head coach [[Paul Brown]], but later moved to linebacker under [[Blanton Collier]]. At linebacker he became a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and helped the Browns win the [[1964 NFL Championship Game|1964 NFL Championship]]. He died on September 11, 2018 at his home in Massillon of complications of dementia and [[amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]] (ALS).<ref>https://247sports.com/nfl/cleveland-browns/Article/Browns-Jim-Houston-passes-away-121862084/</ref><ref>http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?n=james-edward-houston&pid=190221359&fhid=2379</ref>
   
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==Legacy==
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Houston was one of the few players to achieve the "triple crown" of football - winning a State Championship in high school ([[Massillon High School|Massillon]]), a National Championship in college (Ohio State), and an NFL Championship in the professional ranks (Cleveland Browns),.<ref>[http://www.news5cleveland.com/browns/browns-jim-houston-dead Jim Houston has died - News 5 Cleveland.com (WEWS-TV)]</ref> all within his home state.
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==Awards and Honors==
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*1953 [[OHSAA]] Football Championship
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*1957 National Championship (Coaches poll}
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*1964 NFL Championship
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*Four-time [[Pro Bowl]] selection
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*[[College Football Hall of Fame]] (class of 2005)
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
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{{Browns1959DraftPicks}}
 
{{1957 Ohio State Buckeyes football navbox}}
 
{{1957 Ohio State Buckeyes football navbox}}
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{{1964 Cleveland Browns}}
 
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{{1960 NFL Draft}}
   
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| NAME = Houston, Jim
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Houston, James Edward
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = November 3, 1937
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Massillon, Ohio
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
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[[Category:American football linebackers]]
 
[[Category:Cleveland Browns players]]
 
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[[Category:American Conference Pro Bowl players]]
 
[[Category:College Football Hall of Fame inductees]]
 
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[[Category:Eastern Conference Pro Bowl players]]
 
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[[Category:Sportspeople from Massillon, Ohio]]
[[Category:People from Massillon, Ohio]]
 
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Ohio]]
 
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Jim Houston
Date of birth: (1937-11-03)November 3, 1937
Place of birth: Massillon, Ohio
Date of death: September 11, 2018(2018-09-11) (aged 80)
Place of death: Massillon, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end, Linebacker
College: Ohio State
High school: Massillon Washington
(Massillon, Ohio)
AFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: First Selections
Drafted by: Buffalo Bills
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick 8
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

James Edward Houston (November 3, 1937 – September 11, 2018) was an American football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

College career

Houston played for the Ohio State Buckeyes as an end. He was a three-year starter under head coach Woody Hayes and twice the team MVP. He was elected the team captain as a senior.

Houston contributed on both offense and defense. Although known primarily for his excellent blocking and tackling, he helped the Buckeyes win a National Championship in 1957 (as recognized by the Coaches poll), and was also the leading receiver on the 1959 team, including a 100-yard game that year against Michigan State. He was an All-America selection in 1958 and 1959.

Houston was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1979, and was named to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team as a defensive end in 2000.

Year Receptions Yards TD Minutes per Game
1957 4 126 1 42
1958 4 127 2 56
1959 11 214 4 56
Total 19 467 7 51.3

Professional career

Houston was chosen in the first round of both the AFL draft by the Buffalo Bills and the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. Like his older brother Lin Houston, Jim chose the Browns. He originally played as a defensive end under head coach Paul Brown, but later moved to linebacker under Blanton Collier. At linebacker he became a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and helped the Browns win the 1964 NFL Championship. He died on September 11, 2018 at his home in Massillon of complications of dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).[2][3]

Legacy

Houston was one of the few players to achieve the "triple crown" of football - winning a State Championship in high school (Massillon), a National Championship in college (Ohio State), and an NFL Championship in the professional ranks (Cleveland Browns),.[4] all within his home state.

Awards and Honors

References

Template:Browns1959DraftPicks

Template:1960 NFL Draft

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