PRO CAREER: Appeared in 88 games with 70 starts with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13) and Chicago Bears (2014-15), col- lecting 297 tackles, 25 sacks, 50 TFLs, 4 forced fumbles, 8 fumble recoveries and 1 interception... Owns 1 blocked FG on special teams... Has led or tied for his team's lead in sacks 3 times during his NFL career (4 tied for team led in 2012; 6 led the team in 2013; 8 led the team in 2015)... Served as captain with the Raiders in 2013... His 16 sacks from 2010-13 tied for the Oakland-team lead... Two multi-sack games in his career (both coming in 2015)... 8 opponent fumble recoveries are tied for 6th most in the NFL since 2010.
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
2015 SEASON: Appeared in all 16 games with 2 starts (Games 15-16), posting 51 tackles, a career-high 8 sacks, 10 TFLs and 1 fumble recovery... 8 sacks led the Bears and 10 TFLs ranked 2nd... Had 7 sacks in the last 9 contests of the season... Recorded first two multi-sack games of NFL career: 2 in Game 8 at SD and 2 in Game 16 vs. DET. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-2
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - 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. 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... Participated in the NFL's 2nd Annual Personal Finance Camp during the 2016 offseason.
Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston has been named this week's NFL Players Association Community MVP for his continued efforts in the mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The Bears on Thursday promoted quarterback Matt Barkley from the practice squad to the active roster and placed outside linebacker Lamarr Houston on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston rebounded from a season-ending knee injury in 2014 to lead the Bears with a career-high eight sacks at a new position in 2015.
Outside linebacker Lamarr Houston recorded sacks on back-to-back plays on the Chargers' final drive Monday night to help preserve the Bears' 22-19 win in San Diego.
Linebacker Lamarr Houston speaks with the media after Friday's practice at Halas Hall.
Willie Young and Lamarr Houston shared similar paths in 2015. Both were coming off serious injuries and both were adjusting to playing in a new system under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Take a look at some of the best plays from Lamarr Houston's 2015 season.
Outside linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young discusses their recovery from season ending injuries to a new 3-4 defensive scheme with Jeff Joniak on Bears Confidential.