Lamarr Houston

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Lamarr Houston
Lamarr Houston.JPG
Houston during his tenure with the Raiders
No. 99     Chicago Bears
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Colorado Springs (CO) Doherty
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 228
Sacks 16.0
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at NFL.com

Frederick Lamarr Houston (born June 24, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Early years[edit]

Houston attended Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He played linebacker and running back. He finished his career with 3,325 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns as a running back and 239 tackles and 13 sacks as a linebacker.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the sixth best strongside defensive end prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Houston started his college career 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 during the Longhorns loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅝ in 305 lb 33 in 10 in 4.84 s 1.68 s 2.80 s 4.71 s 7.61 s 33½ in 9 ft 6 in 30 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Houston was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft,[3] and started his rookie year at left defensive end.

Chicago Bears[edit]

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.[4]

Career Stats[edit]

Years Team Games Combined Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Average Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns Pass Defended Stuffs Stuff Yards Kicks Blocked
2010 OAK 16 39 30 9 5.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
2011 OAK 16 51 36 15 1.0 0 2 0 1 15 15 15 0 3 5 11 0
2012 OAK 16 69 49 20 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 18 1
2013 OAK 16 69 56 13 6.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 16 0
Total Total 64 228 171 57 16.0 4 6 0 1 15 15 15 0 5 24 55 1

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamarr Houston - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ "Lamarr Houston Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Raiders Trade Back, Select Lamarr Houston
  4. ^ Sessler, Marc (March 11, 2014). "Bears, Lamarr Houston agree to five-year deal". National Football League. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lamarr Houston Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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