| Lamarr Houston
Colorado Springs, Colo.
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 300
· Career statistics
· 2008 season highlights video
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
Four-year defensive lineman who spent two years as a starting defensive tackle after playing his first two years at defensive end ... played in 50 career games, starting 33, at defensive tackle (21) and defensive end (12) ... notched 170 tackles, 15 sacks, 43 TFL, 65 pressures, 13 PBD, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble for his career ... started 14 games at defensive tackle in 2009 ... a first-team All-Big 12 selection ... compiled 68 tackles, 22 TFL, eight sacks, 28 pressures, four PBD and two fumble recoveries ... despite battling a foot injury for much of the season, appeared in 12 games, starting eight, at defensive tackle and on special teams in 2008 ... posted 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks, seven TFL, 11 pressures and five PBD ... appeared in all 13 games, starting 11, in 2007 ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 ... led the team with 12 TFL and 24 pressures to go along with 66 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four PBD and a forced fumble ... saw action in 11 games at defensive end and on special teams as a true freshman ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... a three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... drafted with the 12th pick in the second round (44th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Started 14 games at defensive tackle ... named first-team All-Big 12 by the San Antonio Express-News ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press, league's coaches, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... five-time Most Productiver Performer on defense ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... posted 68 tackles, eight sacks, 22 TFL, 28 pressures, four PBD and two fumble recoveries ... posted four tackles, a TFL and two pressures against ULM ... registered six tackles, two TFL, a sack, a PBD and five pressures at Wyoming ... earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts ... notched five tackles, a TFL, a fumble recovery and two pressures versus Texas Tech ... registered a TFL, a fumble recovery and two pressures against UTEP ... tallied a tackle, a PBD and three pressures against Colorado ... notched four tackles, a TFL and three pressures against No. 20 Oklahoma ... logged three tackles, two TFL and three pressures at Missouri ... registered two tackles, a TFL and three pressures at Oklahoma State ... tallied eight tackles, two sacks, four TFL and two pressures versus UCF... recorded five tackles, three TFL, two sacks and a pressure at Baylor ... regsitered four tackles, three TFL and two sacks versus Kansas ... notched nine tackles, a TFL, a PBD and two pressures at Texas A&M ... recorded six tackles and a PBD in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... led the team with a career-high 10 tackles to go along with a sack and two TFL in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in 12 games, making eight starts, at defensive tackle and on special teams despite battling a foot injury for much of the season ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... tallied 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks, seven TFL, 11 pressures and five PBD ... posted three tackles and two TFL in a season-opening victory against FAU ... recorded four tackles, two TFL, a PBU and a pressure versus Rice ... named the Most Productive Defensive Performer by the coaching staff for his game against the Owls ... posted three pressures against Arkansas ... tallied two tackles and a PBU in a victory at Colorado ... compiled five tackles versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... posted a tackle, a PBU and two pressures against No. 11 Missouri ... added three tackles, two TFL, a sack and a pressure against No. 6 Oklahoma State ... notched a tackle and two pressures at No. 7 Texas Tech ... tallied a tackle, a PBU and two pressures at Kansas ... recorded a half sack against Texas A&M ... registered two tackles in the Fiesta Bowl against No. 10 Ohio State.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11, at defensive end ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... named one of UT's Outstanding Defensive Ends ... helped UT give up just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... led the team with 12 TFL and 24 pressures to go along with 66 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four PBD and a forced fumble ... posted a tackle and two pressures in a victory against Arkansas State ... earned the first start of his career and notched six tackles, a sack and a PBD againt No. 19 TCU ... added five tackles, a pressure and a PBD at UCF ... posted five tackles, including four TFL and a sack, while adding four pressures versus Rice ... posted six tackles, a TFL and three pressures against Kansas State ... recorded five tackles and a TFL against No. 10 Oklahoma ... posted four tackles, a sack and two pressures at Iowa State ... tallied four tackles, a sack and three pressures at Baylor ... recorded seven tackles and a pressure against Nebraska ... notched eight tackles, a TFL, a PBD and two pressures in a victory at Oklahoma State ... posted three tackles, a PBD and two pressures against Texas Tech ... tallied nine tackles, a half sack and a pressure at Texas A&M ... added three tackles, a TFL and three pressures against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in 11 games at defensive end and on special teams as a true freshman ... posted 14 tackles, two TFL, a sack and two pressures ... opened with a tackle against North Texas ... posted three tackles and a TFL at Rice ... notched five tackles, a TFL, a PBD and a pressure versus Iowa State ... added three tackles against Sam Houston State and a pressure versus Baylor ... posted a tackle against Oklahoma State and Iowa (Alamo Bowl).
Coached by Mike Sirko at Doherty H.S. ... a prep All-American and two-time all-state selection who starred at running back and linebacker ... earned Parade All-America honors as a linebacker ... also tabbed second-team All-American by EA Sports ... finished his career with 3,325 yards rushing and 49 TDs to go along with 239 tackles and 13 sacks in three seasons ... posted over 100 tackles in each of his final two prep seasons ... averaged 8.1 yards per carry (411 carries) for his career ... named the Rocky Mountain News Colorado Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... also earned Gatorade's Player of the Year for Colorado... rushed for 1,770 yards and 28 TDs on 230 carries (7.7 ypc) ... also made 101 tackles, including 19 TFL and eight sacks, an INT and three fumble recoveries ... rushed for 339 yards and four TDs on 33 carries in a win over Gateway in 2005 ... named first-team all-state as a junior ... one of only three juniors to be named to the all-state team ... also made first team all-conference as a linebacker and fullback ... rushed for 779 yards and 11 TDs on 70 carries (11.1 ypc) and tallied 100 tackles, two sacks and three fumble recoveries ... earned first-team all-conference, second-team all-area and first-team all-city honors as a sophomore while playing fullback and defensive end ... carried 111 times for 776 yards (7.0 ypc) and 10 TDs to go along with 38 tackles and three sacks that year ... played fullback and middle linebacker as a freshman ... also competed in basketball and track and field ... a three-year letterman as a power forward in basketball ... competed in the discus, shot put and 100-meter hurdles in track and field ... placed first in the city and sixth in the state in the discus as a senior with a throw of 163-0.
Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... lived in San Francisco until age five ... lived in Sacramento until age nine ... graduated with a degree in corporate communications ... a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... active in UT's community service program ... led a team initiative to highten awareness of breast cancer ... organized a visit to UT's football facilities for the Boys & Girls Club ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Dell Children's Medical Center ... participated in activities for Mothers Against Drunk Driving ... spoke during a program called Smart Girls in 2005 that builds self-esteem in young girls ... cousin, Stan Gill, played tailback at Stanford (1985) ... enjoys playing the piano and drums.
THE HOUSTON FILE
During pregame, I like to: Sit alone and relax
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV channel: Cartoon Network
Sports hero: Emmitt Smith
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite music artist: Fred Hammond
Favorite video game: Godfather
Favorite cartoon character: Blue
Nobody knows I can: Sing, play drums and the piano, a little