Lamarr Houston

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Lamarr Houston
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Houston during his tenure with the Raiders
No. 99 Chicago Bears
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 274 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school: Colorado Springs (CO) Doherty
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 285
Sacks: 25.0
Forced fumbles: 4
Fumble recoveries: 8
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Frederick Lamarr Houston (born June 24, 1987) is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). 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, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. 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.

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, he was rated as the sixth best strongside defensive end prospect of his class.[2]

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]

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[3]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Houston was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft,[4] 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.[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 Stephen Tulloch's, who also tore his ACL, while celebrating a sack earlier in the season.[7]

In 2015, Houston moved to linebacker under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3–4 defense. There, he recorded a career- and team-high eight sacks.[8]

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.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on September 22, 2016.

Career stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST Sck FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2010 OAK 16 39 30 9 5.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK 16 51 36 15 1.0 0 2 0 1 15 15 15 0 3
2012 OAK 16 69 49 20 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2013 OAK 16 69 56 13 6.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CHI 8 11 8 3 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 CHI 15 45 35 3 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 72 239 179 60 25.0 4 7 0 1 15 15 15 0 6

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/lamar-houston-2741/
  2. ^ Lamarr Houston - Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ "Lamarr Houston Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Raiders Trade Back, Select Lamarr Houston
  5. ^ Sessler, Marc (March 11, 2014). "Bears, Lamarr Houston agree to five-year deal". National Football League. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gardner, Sam (October 26, 2014). "Em-Bear-assment: Lamarr Houston's sack dance goes horribly wrong". FoxSports.com. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (October 27, 2014). "Lamarr Houston out for season". ESPN. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jahns, Adam (March 26, 2016). "Lamarr Houston, Willie Young won over new Bears brass". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Neveau, James (September 20, 2016). "Lamarr Houston Suffered Torn ACL in Bears' Loss". NBCChicago.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Lamarr Houston Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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