Player Bio

Lamarr Houston
LB #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
270
Age:
28
College:
Texas
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
3
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 239 179 60 17.0 0 6 1 15 -- 15 0 4 7
2014 CHI 8 8 11 8 3 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 OAK 16 16 69 56 13 6.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2012 OAK 16 16 69 49 20 4.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2011 OAK 16 13 51 36 15 1.0 -- 3 1 15 15 15 0 0 2
2010 OAK 16 15 39 30 9 5.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 72 games with 68 starts over five seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13) and Chicago Bears (2014), recording 237 tackles (according to press box statistics), 17 sacks, 40 tackles for losses, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 6 pass break-ups…  Has added a blocked field goal on special teams… While with Oakland (2010-13), tied for team lead in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (4), while leading the Raiders in stuffs (20.5) – a tackle of a rusher for negative yards – according to STATS… Served as a team captain in his final year in Oakland… 7 opponent fumble recoveries are tied for 6th most in the NFL since 2010… Led the Raiders in sacks in 2013 (six) after tying for the team lead in 2012 (four)… Appeared in his first 72 NFL contests before missing the final 8 games of the 2014 season with a knee injury.
PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 72 games with 68 starts over five seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13) and Chicago Bears (2014), recording 237 tackles (according to press box statistics), 17 sacks, 40 tackles for losses, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 6 pass break-ups…  Has added a blocked field goal on special teams… While with Oakland (2010-13), tied for team lead in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (4), while leading the Raiders in stuffs (20.5) – a tackle of a rusher for negative yards – according to STATS… Served as a team captain in his final year in Oakland… 7 opponent fumble recoveries are tied for 6th most in the NFL since 2010… Led the Raiders in sacks in 2013 (six) after tying for the team lead in 2012 (four)… Appeared in his first 72 NFL contests before missing the final 8 games of the 2014 season with a knee injury.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2013 – AFC Defensive Player of the Week vs. JAX (10/21). 2010 - All-Rookie Team (The Sporting News)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft… Signed with the Raiders (7/26/10)… Signed a 5-year contract with the Chicago Bears (3/11/14). SIGNED through 2018

2013 SEASON: Started all 8 games played in first season with the Bears, collecting 11 tackles, 1 sack, 3 tackles for losses, 1 opponent fumble recovery and 1 pass break-up… Blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt on special team versus Miami (October 19)… Missed final 8 games after being placed on I.R. due to a knee injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 8-8

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Moved to the right side of the Raiders defensive line prior to the season and started all 16 games for the second consecutive year… Served as defensive captain… Led team with a career-high 6 sacks for 52 yards in losses…  Led Raiders defensive linemen with 69 tackles (56 solo), forced a career-high 2 fumbles, tallied 10 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble. 2012 - Registered 67 tackles (49 solo), 2 PBUs, 1 FF, 1 FR and a team-leading 4.5 sacks for Oakland… Led the team in both QB hits (31) and TFLs (13) and finished second with 17 pressures. 2011 - Played in all 16 games with 13 starts for Oakland… Totaled 51 tackles (36 solo), 6 TFLs, 1 sack, 3 PBUs and 1 INT… Also tied for fifth in the AFC with 2 opponent FRs. 2010 - Saw action in all 16 games and made 15 starts in first NFL season with Oakland… Named to The Sporting News’ All-Rookie Team… Tied for 5th on the team with 5 sacks … Added 39 tackles (30 solo), 8 TFLs, 1 FF and 2 FRs.

COLLEGE: Played in 50 games with 33 starts at Texas… Started 20 games at defensive tackle and 13 at defensive end… Totaled 160 stops, 14 sacks, 41 TFLs, 13 PBUs, 2 FRs and a FF… Named second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press, conference coaches, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a senior…  Garnered second-team academic All-Big 12 recognition as a junior… Was a three-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Attended Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.… A prep All-American and two-time all-state selection as a running back and linebacker… Earned Parade All-America honors as a linebacker… Finished career with 3,325 yards rushing and 49 TDs, along with 239 tackles and 13 sacks in three seasons… Named the Rocky Mountain News Colorado Defensive Player of the Year and Gatorade’s Player of the Year in Colorado as a senior… Also competed in basketball and track and field… Represented Raiders at Madden-Marriucci Battle of the Bay in June 2012.

Recent Articles

  • Houston thrilled to return to practice

    Posted Jul 30, 2015

    No one was more excited to be back on the practice field Thursday than Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston, who missed the final eight games last season with a torn ACL.

  • Young, Houston cleared to practice

    Posted Jul 29, 2015

    Having recovered from last year's season-ending leg injuries, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston both have been cleared to participate in the Bears' first training camp practice Thursday.

  • Houston impressed with work ethic

    Posted Jun 3, 2014

    The Bears won't put their pads on and hit in practice until late next month in training camp. But free agent acquisition Lamarr Houston already likes what he sees on defense.

  • Raiders analyst a huge Houston fan

    Posted Mar 14, 2014

    Having watched Lamarr Houston closely during his four seasons with the Raiders, Oakland radio analyst George Atkinson praised the Bears' decision to sign the free-agent defensive end.

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