Player Bio

Lamarr Houston
DE #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
27
College:
Texas
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 229 172 57 16.0 0 5 1 15 -- 15 0 4 6
2014 CHI 2 2 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BUF L 20-23 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SF W 28-20 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters first season with Chicago after spending the previous four years with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13), tying for the team lead during that time in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (4)… Served as a team captain in his final year in Oakland... Also owns 6 opponent fumble recoveries, which are tied for 7th most in the NFL since 2010… According to STATS, led Raiders with 20.5 stuffs – a tackle of a rusher for negative yards – in four seasons with the team… Started 60-of-64 career contests, collecting 238 tackles (179 solo), 37 TFLs, and 1 INT… Has not missed a game in his 4-year career… Led the Raiders in sacks in 2013 (six) after tying for the team lead in 2012 (four).
PRO CAREER: Enters first season with Chicago after spending the previous four years with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13), tying for the team lead during that time in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (4)… Served as a team captain in his final year in Oakland... Also owns 6 opponent fumble recoveries, which are tied for 7th most in the NFL since 2010… According to STATS, led Raiders with 20.5 stuffs – a tackle of a rusher for negative yards – in four seasons with the team… Started 60-of-64 career contests, collecting 238 tackles (179 solo), 37 TFLs, and 1 INT… Has not missed a game in his 4-year career… Led the Raiders in sacks in 2013 (six) after tying for the team lead in 2012 (four).

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: 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 71 tackles (55 solo), forced a career-high 2 fumbles, tallied 10 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Registered 77 tackles (58 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... Was part of a Raiders defense that held the Kansas City Chiefs (12/16) to 119 total yards, the fewest by a Raiders defense since 1975. 2011 - Played in all 16 games with 13 starts for Oakland… Totaled 51 tackles (36), 6 TFLs, 1 sack, 3 PBUs and 1 INT… Also tied for fifth in the AFC with 2 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… Started 13 games at defensive tackle as a senior… Named second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press, conference coaches, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram… Helped Texas rank eighth nationally in scoring defense (15.2 points per game), third in total defense (251.1 yards per game), first in rushing defense (62.2), 11th in pass-efficiency defense (101.3 rating) and 23rd in pass defense (188.9)…  In 2009, posted 58 stops, 20 TFLs, 28 hurries, 7 sacks, 4 PBUs and 2 FRs… Appeared in 12 games as a junior, making 8 starts at defensive tackle… Also garnered second-team academic All-Big 12 recognition… Helped Texas lead the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8) and total defense (342.9), in addition to rushing defense (83.5), which also ranked third in the nation… Tallied 22 stops, 1½ sacks, 7 TFLs, 11 hurries and 5 PBUs … As a sophomore, appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 at defensive end … Helped Longhorns give up just 93.4 rushing yards per game, sixth in the nation… Led the team in 2007 with 12 TFLs and 24 hurries, to go along with 66 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 5 PBUs and a FF… Appeared in 11 games at defensive end and on special teams as a true freshman… Posted 14 tackles, 2 TFLs, a sack and two 2… Was a three-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll… Corporate communications major.

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… Also named second-team All-American by EA Sports… Finished career with 3,325 yards rushing and 49 TDs, along with 239 tackles and 13 sacks in three seasons… Posted more than 100 tackles in each of his final two prep campaigns… Averaged 8.1 yards on 411 carries during his career… Named the Rocky Mountain News Colorado Defensive Player of the Year as a senior… Also earned Gatorade’s Player of the Year in Colorado… Named first-team all-state as a junior, one of only three juniors to earn that distinction… As a sophomore, earned first-team all-conference, second-team all-area and first-team all-city honors while playing fullback and defensive end… Also competed in basketball and track and field… Born in San Francisco and lived in Sacramento until he was 5… Cousin, Stan Gill, played tailback at Stanford… Represented team at Madden-Marriucci Battle of the Bay in June 2012… Spent time volunteering with the children of Frick Middle School of Oakland in December 2011… Volunteered at the November 2011 G-Fit Gatorade Clinic at the Google campus in San Francisco.

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    Posted Sep 20, 2014

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    Posted Sep 19, 2014

    Defensive end Lamarr Houston talks with the media following the Bears' practice Thursday.

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    Posted Sep 8, 2014

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