Player Bio

Justin Houston
LB #50
Height:
6-3
Weight:
258
Age:
27
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Statesboro, GA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
30
SCK
7.5
FF
1
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 265 224 41 56.0 1 25 3 48 -- 32 1 8 4
2015 KC 11 11 30 25 5 7.5 0 6 2 16 8 17 1 1 --
2014 KC 16 16 69 60 9 22.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2013 KC 11 11 44 40 4 11.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2012 KC 16 16 66 53 13 10.0 1 6 1 32 32 32 0 1 1
2011 KC 16 10 56 46 10 5.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

  • Sixth-year linebacker earned his fourth-consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015.
  • Was named the club’s Mack Lee Hill Award winner following the 2011 season, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player.
  • His 22.0 sacks (-99.0 yards) in 2014 led the NFL and set a franchise record for single season sacks passing late Pro Football Hall of Famer LB Derrick Thomas’ previous record of 20.0 set back in 1990. He finished just under Michael Strahan’s NFL record of 22.5 set in 2001.
  • Earned a First Team AP All-Pro honor following the 2014 season.
  • Earned a First Team TSN All-Pro honor following the 2015 season. 
  • Became just the fourth player in franchise history to record at least three seasons with double-digit sack totals (10.0 – 2012, 11.0 – 2013, 22.0 – 2014), joining LB Derrick Thomas (seven seasons), DE Neil Smith (four seasons) and LB Tamba Hali (three seasons).
  • He became the second-fastest player in Chiefs history to reach 30.0 career sacks, passing that plateau with 31.5 sacks in 47 games. Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas recorded 30.0 sacks in his first 31 games.
  • Set a single-game career-high with 4.5 sacks (-28.0 yards) of QB Michael Vick at Philadelphia (9/19/13), ranking as the third-best single-game performance in franchise history behind a pair of Derrick Thomas performances - 7.0 vs. Seattle (11/11/90) and 6.0 vs. Oakland (9/6/98).
  • His 4.5 sacks at Philadelphia (9/19/13) tie for the NFL single-game high for the 2013 season.
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week following performances in Week 1 and Week 3 and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September compiling 19 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as he helped the Chiefs to a 4-0 record in the season’s opening month. He became the first Chiefs linebacker to win AFC Defensive Player of the Month since Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1997.
  • Has appeared in three (two starts) career postseason games, tallying seven tackles (five solo), including one for loss, a sack (-7.0 yards), four QB pressures, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2012, recording 66 tackles (53 solo), 10.0 sacks (-69.0 yards), one interception for 32 yards, six passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 QB pressures.
  • Signed with Kansas City (8/4/11) ... Selected in the third round (70th overall) by Kansas City in the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • Sixth-year linebacker earned his fourth-consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015.
  • Was named the club’s Mack Lee Hill Award winner following the 2011 season, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player.
  • His 22.0 sacks (-99.0 yards) in 2014 led the NFL and set a franchise record for single season sacks passing late Pro Football Hall of Famer LB Derrick Thomas’ previous record of 20.0 set back in 1990. He finished just under Michael Strahan’s NFL record of 22.5 set in 2001.
  • Earned a First Team AP All-Pro honor following the 2014 season.
  • Earned a First Team TSN All-Pro honor following the 2015 season. 
  • Became just the fourth player in franchise history to record at least three seasons with double-digit sack totals (10.0 – 2012, 11.0 – 2013, 22.0 – 2014), joining LB Derrick Thomas (seven seasons), DE Neil Smith (four seasons) and LB Tamba Hali (three seasons).
  • He became the second-fastest player in Chiefs history to reach 30.0 career sacks, passing that plateau with 31.5 sacks in 47 games. Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas recorded 30.0 sacks in his first 31 games.
  • Set a single-game career-high with 4.5 sacks (-28.0 yards) of QB Michael Vick at Philadelphia (9/19/13), ranking as the third-best single-game performance in franchise history behind a pair of Derrick Thomas performances - 7.0 vs. Seattle (11/11/90) and 6.0 vs. Oakland (9/6/98).
  • His 4.5 sacks at Philadelphia (9/19/13) tie for the NFL single-game high for the 2013 season.
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week following performances in Week 1 and Week 3 and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September compiling 19 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as he helped the Chiefs to a 4-0 record in the season’s opening month. He became the first Chiefs linebacker to win AFC Defensive Player of the Month since Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1997.
  • Has appeared in three (two starts) career postseason games, tallying seven tackles (five solo), including one for loss, a sack (-7.0 yards), four QB pressures, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2012, recording 66 tackles (53 solo), 10.0 sacks (-69.0 yards), one interception for 32 yards, six passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 QB pressures.
  • Signed with Kansas City (8/4/11) ... Selected in the third round (70th overall) by Kansas City in the 2011 NFL Draft.