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Outside linebacker

270 lb (122 kg)

1.91 m

40 yard dash time
4.84 seconds

Lamarr Houston

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Place of birth:
San Francisco, California

High school:
Colorado Springs (CO) Doherty

Current team
University of Texas at Austin

Date of birth:
(1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 34)

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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.


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Early years

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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.

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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.

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

College career

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.

Oakland Raiders

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.

Chicago Bears

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. 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. The incident was similar to linebacker Stephen Tulloch's, who also tore his ACL, while celebrating a sack earlier in the season.

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.

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. He was placed on injured reserve on September 22, 2016.

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


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