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Lamarr Houston
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Houston with the Oakland Raiders
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2010 2013)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     302
Sacks     30.0
Forced fumbles     5
Fumble recoveries     9
Interceptions     1
Defensive touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com

Frederick Lamarr Houston (born June 24, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Early yearsEdit

Houston attended Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. He played linebacker and running back. He finished his high school career with 3,325 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns as a running back and 239 tackles and 13 sacks as a linebacker.

In track and field, Houston competed in the throwing events. He got top-throws of 14.81 meters in the shot put and 48.31 meters in the discus throw.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Houston was rated as the sixth best strongside defensive end prospect of his class.[2]

College careerEdit

Houston started his college career with the University of Texas as a defensive end but switched to defensive tackle as a junior. During his career, he started 33 of 50 games, recording 133 tackles and 14 sacks. He recorded 10 tackles and a sack in the Longhorns loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅝ in 305 lb 4.84 s 1.68 s 2.80 s 4.71 s 7.61 s 33½ in 9 ft 6 in 30 rep

Oakland RaidersEdit

Houston was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, and started his rookie year at the left defensive end position.[4]

Chicago BearsEdit

On March 11, 2014, Houston and the Chicago Bears agreed to a five-year contract. The deal is worth $35 million, with $15 million guaranteed.[5] On October 26, Houston tore his ACL while celebrating a sack of New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, while the Bears were losing by 25 points.[6] The incident was similar to linebacker Stephen Tulloch's, who also tore his ACL, while celebrating a sack earlier in the season.[7]

In 2015, Houston moved to the linebacker position under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3–4 defense. As a linebacker, he recorded a career and team high eight sacks.[8] He did not play much during the early portion of the season until Jared Allen was traded; he played only four snaps against the Minnesota Vikings, but recorded 28 tackles, five sacks and six TFLs in from week nine to fourteen. In the final nine games, he had seven sacks, the sixth-most in that stretch.[9]

In 2016, in the second game of the season, Houston tore the ACL in his left knee during Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on September 22, 2016.[11]

On September 2, 2017, Houston was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[12] He was then released on September 6.[13] Houston concluded his three-year tenure with the Bears with 70 tackles and nine sacks over 26 games.[14]

Houston TexansEdit

On October 11, 2017, Houston signed with the Houston Texans. [15] During Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts, Houston recovered a fumble, and ran in into the end zone for his first career touchdown in the 20-14 loss. On November 28, 2017, Houston was waived by the Texans.[16]

Chicago Bears (second stint)Edit

On November 29, 2017, Houston was claimed off waivers by the Bears.[17] He appeared in five games and recorded four sacks during his second stint with the Bears.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS COMB TOT AST Sck FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2010 OAK 16 15 39 30 9 5.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK 16 13 51 36 15 1.0 0 2 0 1 15 15 15 0 3
2012 OAK 16 16 69 49 20 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2013 OAK 16 16 69 56 13 6.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CHI 8 8 11 8 3 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 CHI 16 2 42 36 6 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CHI 2 0 4 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 HOU 5 0 7 6 1 1.0 1 1 34 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHI 5 1 10 8 2 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 100 71 302 231 71 30.0 5 9 34 1 15 15 15 0 7
[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/lamar-houston-2741/
  2. Lamarr Houston - Yahoo Sports
  3. "Lamarr Houston Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=65430&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
  4. "Raiders Trade Back, Select Lamarr Houston". Oakland Raiders. April 23, 2010. http://www.raiders.com/news/2010-Draft/article-1/Raiders-Trade-Back-Select-Lamarr-Houston/b61fcf42-ec9d-4743-8fcf-7739f6e1bad9.
  5. Sessler, Marc (March 11, 2014). "Bears, Lamarr Houston agree to five-year deal". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000332984/article/bears-lamarr-houston-agree-to-fiveyear-deal. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  6. Gardner, Sam (October 26, 2014). "Em-Bear-assment: Lamarr Houston's sack dance goes horribly wrong". FoxSports.com. http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/em-bear-assment-lamarr-houston-s-sack-dance-goes-horribly-wrong-102614. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  7. Dickerson, Jeff (October 27, 2014). "Lamarr Houston out for season". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/11773941/lamarr-houston-chicago-bears-tears-acl-celebrating-sack. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  8. Jahns, Adam (March 26, 2016). "Lamarr Houston, Willie Young won over new Bears brass". Chicago Sun-Times. http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/lamarr-houston-willie-young-have-won-over-new-bears-brass/. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  9. Mayer, Larry (February 10, 2016). "Position focus on Bears linebackers". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Position-focus-on-Bears-linebackers/be0ab50e-9470-4ce7-a833-ee51ec8d5d9f. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  10. Neveau, James (September 20, 2016). "Lamarr Houston Suffered Torn ACL in Bears' Loss". NBCChicago.com. http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail/Lamarr-Houston-Out-for-Season-Report-394177821.html. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  11. Bergman, Jeremy (September 22, 2016). "Bears elevate QB Matt Barkley to active roster" (in en). NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000707431/article/bears-elevate-qb-matt-barkley-to-active-roster.
  12. Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL’s 53-man roster limit". https://web.archive.org/web/20180407195353/http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-reach-NFL%E2%80%99s-53-man-roster-limit/b7be2dbe-3ca1-44db-854c-c477b0c70377.
  13. "Chicago Bears release injured veteran Lamarr Houston". September 6, 2017. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000839855/article/chicago-bears-release-injured-veteran-lamarr-houston.
  14. Mayer, Larry (September 6, 2017). "Bears release Lamarr Houston from IR". http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-release-Lamarr-Houston-from-IR/97bdfbde-da67-4cd9-a026-270e98839111. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  15. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans add three to active roster". October 11, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171013194415/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-add-three-to-active-roster/68d0ee9c-57a3-4812-89d3-0375dda7d3aa.
  16. Gantt, Darin (November 28, 2017). "Texans releasing veteran Lamarr Houston". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/texans-releasing-veteran-lamarr-houston/.
  17. Williams, Charean (November 29, 2017). "Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/29/bears-claim-lamarr-houston-off-waivers/.
  18. Emma, Chris (December 19, 2017). "Lamarr Houston Producing In Second Stint With Bears". CBS Chicago. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/12/19/lamarr-houston-producing-second-stint-bears/. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  19. "Lamarr Houston Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13277/lamarr-houston. Retrieved January 14, 2014.

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