Chiefs LB Justin Houston is leaving…on a jet plane….to Hawaii, joining his five Chiefs teammates at the Pro Bowl.
The NFL informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that Houston made the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Denver LB Von Miller.
Waiting for him at the hotel will be familiar faces, teammates S Eric Berry, RB Jamaal Charles, P Dustin Colquitt, LB Tamba Hali and LB Derrick Johnson, giving Kansas City six Pro Bowl attendees, the most to go from the team since the same number of Chiefs players (6) went during the 2005 season.
The former Georgia Bulldog, Houston (6-3, 258) started all 16 games at LOLB for the Chiefs in 2012, joining three other Chiefs players on the defensive side of the ball to open all 16 games.
He led the team with 10 sacks (-69.0 yards).
The 6'3, 258-pound LB also totaled a team-high 19 QB pressures, finished third on the team with 66 tackles (53 solo) and tied for the team lead with 13 tackles-for-loss.
Houston also forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and recorded his first-career INT, returning it for 32 yards.
The Statesboro, GA native has 32 games (26 starts) under his belt, during his two years with Kansas City, earning the numbers below:
• 136 tackles (116 solo)
• 15.5 sacks (-96.5 yards)
• 31 QB pressures
• nine passes defensed
• two forced fumbles
• two fumble recoveries
• one interception (32 yards)
Houston originally joined the Chiefs as the club's third-round pick (70th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.