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KANSAS CITY SIGNS THIRD-ROUND PICK LB JUSTIN HOUSTON

Posted Aug 5, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed third-round draft pick LB Justin Houston.

Houston (6-3, 268)was the first of Kansas City’s two third-round picks (70th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in 36 games (24 starts) at the University of Georgia, recording 105 tackles (70 solo), 38.0 stops for loss and 20.0 sacks (-134.0 yards). He added 78 QB pressures, an interception, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Houston was a prep standout at Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Georgia.

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