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Ken Houston

Kenneth Ray Houston

Position: DB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 197 lbs.

Born: November 12, 1944 in Lufkin, TX
High School: Paul L. Dunbar
College: Prairie View
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 9th round (214th overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 96 (152nd overall since 1950)
12-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1986

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #28. John Hannah… #29. Dick Butkus… #30. Doak Walker… #31. KEN HOUSTON… #32. Stan Jones… #33. Herb Adderley… #34. Steve Largent… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1967 23 HOU LS 29 14 4 151 2 78 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
1968* 24 HOU LS 29 14 9 5 160 2 66 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
1969* 25 HOU LS 29 14 4 87 1 51 0 0 1 3 7 0 11
1970* 26 HOU SS 29 14 14 3 32 0 9 0 7
1971* 27 HOU PR/SS 29 14 14 9 220 4 48 0 0 2 2 71 1 10
1972* 28 HOU PR/SS 29 14 14 0 2 4 24 0 6
1973* 29 WAS SS 27 14 14 6 32 0 32 0 0 0 5 8 0 14
1974* 30 WAS SS 27 14 14 2 40 0 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
1975*+ 31 WAS SS 27 14 14 4 33 0 19 0 0 0 2 6 0 13
1976* 32 WAS SS 27 14 14 4 25 0 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 11
1977* 33 WAS SS 27 14 14 5 69 0 31 0 0 3 2 0 0 11
1978*+ 34 WAS SS 27 16 16 2 29 0 29 0 13
1979* 35 WAS SS 27 13 13 1 20 0 20 0 7
1980 36 WAS ss 27 13 5 2
Career 196 155 49 898 9 78 0 0 10 21 116 1 130
8 yrs WAS 112 104 24 248 0 37 0 0 5 10 14 0 81
6 yrs HOU 84 51 25 650 9 78 0 0 5 11 102 1 49

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1967 23 HOU SS 1 1
1969* 25 HOU SS 1 1
1973* 29 WAS SS 1 1
1974* 30 WAS SS 1 1
1976* 32 WAS SS 1 1 1 8 0 8 0
Career 5 5 1 8 0 8 0
3 yrs WAS 3 3 1 8 0 8 0
2 yrs HOU 2 2

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1967 23 HOU LS 29 14 2 40 0 24 20.0 40
1968* 24 HOU LS 29 14 9 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
1969* 25 HOU LS 29 14 0 27 0 27 27
1970* 26 HOU SS 29 14 14 4 13 0 6 3.3 13
1971* 27 HOU PR/SS 29 14 14 16 91 0 15 5.7 91
1972* 28 HOU PR/SS 29 14 14 25 148 0 33 5.9 148
1974* 30 WAS SS 27 14 14 6 81 1 58 13.5 81
Career 196 155 51 333 1 58 6.5 3 80 0 27 26.7 413
8 yrs WAS 112 104 6 81 1 58 13.5 81
6 yrs HOU 84 51 45 252 0 33 5.6 3 80 0 27 26.7 332

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1967 23 HOU LS 29 14 2 1 3 18
1968* 24 HOU LS 29 14 9 2 2 12
1969* 25 HOU LS 29 14 1 1 6
1971* 27 HOU PR/SS 29 14 14 1 4 5 30
1974* 30 WAS SS 27 14 14 1 1 6
Career 196 155 1 1 9 1 12 72
8 yrs WAS 112 104 1 1 6
6 yrs HOU 84 51 1 9 1 11 66

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams