Justin Houston
42 Justin Houston
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Statesboro, Ga.

High School:
Statesboro

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 258

Position:
Defensive Line/Linebacker

Birthdate:
01/21/1989

Experience:
2L

Career Highs: 10 tackles (2x), last vs. UCF in 2010
*3 sacks at No. 24 South Carolina in 2010
*1 interception vs. Ga. Tech in 2010
*4 interception return yards vs. Ga. Tech in 2010
*1 fumble recovery (2x), last vs. Ga. Tech in 2010
*18 fumble return yards vs. Ga. Tech in 2010
*1 fumble return for TD vs. Ga. Tech in 2010

2010: Named a FWAA All-America selection, a Walter Camp All-America Second Team selection and a Pro Football Weekly All-America selection.
*Named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Butkus Award and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award.
*Named All-SEC First Team by Associated Press SEC Coaches, Phil Steele and Rivals.com; Also selected to SouthernPigskin All-SEC Team.
*Chosen as team's Most Valuable Defensive Player.
*Awarded CFPW 2010 National Linebacker Trophy.
*Started all 13 games recording 67 tackles including a team-leading 18.5 for loss and 10.0 sacks to go along with 44 quarterback pressures, two pass break ups, an INT, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
*In the SEC, ranked second in sacks per game (0.77) and tackles for loss per game (1.42).
*Tied career-high with 10 tackles vs. UCF in AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
*Recorded seven tackles, including one for loss, an interception, and returned a fumble 18 yards for a TD vs. Ga. Tech.
*Had six tackles, including a sack, at No. 2 Auburn.
*Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week & CFPA Honorable Mention DL of the Week after he had five tackles, three for a loss, including two sacks and a pass break-up at Kentucky.
*Named to Phil Steele's 2010 Midseason All-America First Team.
*Earned CFPA Honorable Mention DL of the Week recognition after recording five tackles, 2.5 for a loss including 1.5 sacks, vs. Tennessee.
*Registered a career-high 10 tackles, including a career-best three sacks, and forced a fumble at No. 24 South Carolina.
*Named to watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award
*Named preseason All-SEC first team by Phil Steele and second team by SEC Media and Athlon Sports.
*Preseason national outside linebacker ranks of #7 by Lindy's and #30 by Phil Steele.
*Recipient of the Statesboro Bulldog Club Football Scholarship.
*Named Most Valuable Player on defense following spring drills.
*Recorded four tackles, one sack, in spring G-Day game.

2009: Named All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele
*Appeared in 10 games with 10 starts making 39 tackles featuring a team-leading 15.0 for loss including 7.5 sacks while adding 18 quarterback pressures.
*Led SEC in TFL per game (1.5) and ranked second in sacks per game (0.75)
*Six tackle performances vs. No. 4 LSU and at No. 7 Ga. Tech.
*Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (9/28) after he made four tackles, two for a loss including a sack, vs. Arizona State.
*At Arkansas, recorded a career-high seven tackles.
*Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer semester.
*Four tackles, all for loss, including three sacks in G-Day game.
*Named Most Improved Defensive End at conclusion of spring drills.

2008: Appeared in 13 games making one start recording 19 tackles including 2.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hurries
*Tallied a career-high three tackles three times: vs. No. 8 Florida, at Kentucky and vs. Georgia Southern
*Two tackle performances vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech, at No. 24 Arizona State and vs. Central Michigan
*Had a 17-yard sack, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry at No. 11 LSU

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Statesboro High School, coached by Steve Pennington....Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAA All-State Honorable Mention and Best in Georgia Top 50...SuperPrep All-Dixie...Prep Star All- Region...Macon Telegraph Top 50...Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Honorable Mention...All-Region as a junior and senior...participated in the North-South game... Rivals.com No. 21 weakside defensive end...ESPN.com No. 27 defensive end...Scout.com No. 41 defensive end in the country and #20 player in Georgia...helped lead team to state 4A championship as a junior, tallying 73 tackles and eight sacks...a letterwinner in basketball.

Personal: JUSTIN HOUSTON; Born: January 21, 1989; Major: Housing.

Year

G/GS

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sacks

TFL

FF

FR

PBU

Int.

QBP

2008

13/1

10

9

19

2.5/25

4.5/28

0

0

2

0

16

2009

10/10

22

17

39

7.5/42

15.0/59

1

0

1

0

17

2010

13/13

38

29

67

10/67

18.5/81

1

2

2

1

44

Total

36/24

70

26

55

20.0/134

38.0/168

2

2

5

1

78

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