Sept. 14, 2009
Senior DT Lamarr Houston has been selected as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for games played on Sept. 12, the conference office has announced.
Houston led a Longhorns defense that did not allow an offensive touchdown in a 41-10 victory at Wyoming, while the Cowboys field goal came on a drive that started at the UT 14-yard line.
In the game, Houston posted six tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, batted down a pass and registered five quarterback pressures. Eight of Wyoming’s 16 drives in the game went for 10 yards or fewer and the Cowboys managed to reach Texas territory just twice in their final 11 drives. The Longhorns also held the Cowboys to just 3-of-17 on third-down conversion attempts and 0-of-2 on fourth down.
Through two games, Houston has 10 tackles, including three for a loss, one sack, one pass batted down and seven quarterback pressures.
In his second year as a starting defensive tackle after playing his first two years at defensive end, Houston has played in 38 career games, starting 21, at tackle (10) and end (11). He has notched 112 tackles, eight sacks, 24 TFL, 42 pressures, 10 PBD and a forced fumble for his career.
Houston shared the weekly defensive honor with DE Max Onyegbule of Kansas.