25 September 1988 |
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||12 st 13 lb (82 kg)|
As of 24 March 2017
Source: Rugby League Project
Danny Houghton is a rugby league player from Kingston-upon-Hull, England, playing his entire career for his hometown club of Hull F.C.. His position of choice is hooker, although he only established himself there during his time in the Hull academy, having previously played at half-back.
Since signing for Hull from amateur side East Hull, he has progressed through the club's academy ranks to make his debut in 2007. The start of the 2008 season saw Houghton gain a regular place in the first team, often being used from the bench.
Houghton quickly established himself as Hull's starting hooker and was also handed the vice-captaincy of the team. He was in Hull's 2013 Challenge Cup Final team, losing out to Wigan Warriors by a score of 16-0.
Houghton had his most successful season to date in 2016. He starred in Hull's Challenge Cup winning team when he made a try saving tackle in the dying minutes of the game. Hull beat Warrington Wolves by a narrow score of 12-10, meaning that Hull won the competition at Wembley Stadium for the first time in their history, despite previously winning the competition on 3 different occasions. As a result of Houghton's incredible season he was awarded with the Man of Steel award for Super League player of the year, the first Hull F.C. player to win the award. He also won the Super League Hit Man award for most tackles in a season with 1289 tackles, an award that he had previously won on 3 occasions.
- Challenge Cup: (1) 2016
- Runner-up: (1) 2013
- Super League Man of Steel: (1) 2016
- Super League Dream Team: (1) 2016
- Super League Hit Man: (4) 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
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