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|Date of birth:||August 23, 1977|
|Place of birth:||Westlake, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||252 lb (114 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228|
|Career NFL statistics|
Kevin J. Houser (born August 23, 1977) is a former American football long snapper. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State. He is currently a free agent.
Houser attended Westlake High School in Westlake, Ohio, where he played football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a tight end, defensive end, and longsnapper, and ended his career with 38 receptions, and 273 tackles.
Houser graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Finance. During college, he was a four-year letterman for the Ohio State Football team where he played tight-end and long-snapper. He was the third member of his family to play at Ohio State, following father, Tom (1969–72), and brother Bob (1993–96).
New Orleans Saints
Houser was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. As of June 2009, no current player had been with the Saints longer. He was the starting long-snapper and a contributor on punt coverages.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Houser on July 23, 2009. He was placed on injured reserve on December 22.
On December 29, 2010, Houser was signed by the Baltimore Ravens to immediately replace Morgan Cox, who was placed on injured reserve after their game against the Cleveland Browns on December 26. Houser would take over as the long snapper for the Ravens to take them through their 2010 season.
He is married to Kristen Houser and they have two children, daughter Julia, and son Michael. Houser and his wife, Kristen, cofounded the Life's a Snap charity foundation that provides financial assistance and services to establish and maintain programs which benefit children with serious or life-threatening illnesses. According to an 11 June 2013 Washington Post report, Houser is being sued by his former teammate Drew Brees for advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus. The suit is filed in federal court claims the former long snapper, a licensed securities broker, mishandled Brees money and failed to disclose his own financial interests in the investments he was promoting. Several other Saints players and coaches have also sued Houser (Washington Post, P. D3 11 June 2013).
- Duffy, Mike (2010-12-29). "Ravens Sign Houser as Snapper". Baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 2010-12-29.