Houston has started 11 games at outside linebacker and once again leads the Chiefs in sacks, with 7.5, through Week 15. One of the premier pass rushers in the NFL, he also has two interceptions on the season, including a 17-yard INT return touchdown in Week 11 at San Diego. Houston moved up the Chiefs record books early in the season, his 56.0 sacks are the fifth-most in franchise history. Since coming into the league in 2011, Houston's 56.0 sacks rank as the third-most in the NFL during that time span. Houston has 30 tackles on the season (25 solo), nine tackles for loss, six passes defensed and is second on the team with 13 quarterback pressures. This season will be Houston's fourth earned trip to the NFL's all-star game.
A Statesboro, Ga., native, Houston has played in 70 games (64 starts) since being drafted in the third round (70th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. He has 279 tackles (242 solo), 56.0 sacks (-324.5 yards), three interceptions for 48 yards, 25 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles and 80 QB pressures. He played collegiately at Georgia.