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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 (148th 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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Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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

Kick & Punt Returns

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
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
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jack Tatum, Dicky Moegle, Darrol Ray, Chris McAlister, Johnny Robinson, Tommy Casanova, Ken Carpenter, Dave Baker, Mike Wagner, Kerry Rhodes
4 Jack Tatum, Darrol Ray, Sean Taylor, Dave Elmendorf, Andy Nelson, Ken Konz, Bernie Parrish, Goose Gonsoulin, Butch Byrd, Roynell Young
5 Tommy Casanova, Butch Byrd, Mike Wagner, Aaron Glenn, Jerry Stovall, Donnie Abraham, George Saimes, Jack Tatum, Marcus Trufant, Andy Nelson
6 Roy Williams, Tommy Casanova, Jack Butler*, Butch Byrd, Mike Wagner, Steve Atwater, Jack Tatum, Mel Renfro*, Mark Carrier, Bernie Parrish
7 Lemar Parrish, Rick Volk, Steve Atwater, Mel Renfro*, Night Train Lane*, Butch Byrd, Johnny Robinson, Larry Wilson*, Jerry Norton, Rosey Taylor
8 Mel Renfro*, Butch Byrd, Steve Atwater, Art Powell, Larry Wilson*, Jerry Norton, Johnny Robinson, Jim Norton, Lemar Parrish, Chris McAlister
9 Mel Renfro*, Johnny Robinson, Art Powell, Steve Atwater, Cliff Harris, Jake Scott, Eric Allen, Gino Cappelletti, Larry Wilson*, Ronnie Lott*
10 Mel Renfro*, Johnny Robinson, Cliff Harris, Lemar Parrish, Steve Atwater, Ronnie Lott*, Willie Wood*, Yale Lary*, Eric Allen, Larry Wilson*
11 Lemar Parrish, Johnny Robinson, Mel Renfro*, Willie Wood*, Ronnie Lott*, Larry Wilson*, Paul Krause*, Carnell Lake, Eric Allen, Cliff Harris
12 Ronnie Lott*, Lemar Parrish, Johnny Robinson, Mel Renfro*, Willie Wood*, Larry Wilson*, Jimmy Johnson*, Eric Allen, Darren Sharper, Yale Lary*
13 Darren Sharper, Ronnie Lott*, Mel Renfro*, Lemar Parrish, Johnny Robinson, Brian Dawkins, Jimmy Johnson*, Cornell Green, Eric Allen, Larry Wilson*
14 Darren Sharper, Brian Dawkins, Mel Renfro*, Ronnie Lott*, Lemar Parrish, Jimmy Johnson*, Johnny Robinson, Donnie Shell, Eric Allen, Cornell Green
Career Mel Renfro*, Ronnie Lott*, Brian Dawkins, Larry Wilson*, Yale Lary*, Lemar Parrish, John Lynch, Cornell Green, Roger Wehrli*, Jimmy Johnson*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams