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2022 NFL Draft Profile: James Houston

Houston has drawn comparisons to Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons.

The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching. Jackson State linebacker James Houston is preparing to hear his name called.

The Florida native began his collegiate career at the University of Florida before transferring to Jackson State for his final year of eligibility.


2017 (FLORIDA): Redshirt

2018 (FLORIDA):

Houston posted 28 tackles, https://youtu.be/Gh1RH_b1opMtwo tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, and a blocked punt. He appeared in 13 games for the Gators.

2019 (FLORIDA):

Houston recorded 21 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, six tackles-for-loss, and 3.5 sacks in 13 games. His 3.5 sacks ranked fourth-best on the team.

2020 (FLORIDA):

Houston posted 20 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, and one forced fumble in nine games.


Houston racked up 52 solo tackles, 24.5 tackles-for-loss , 16.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recovers, and two defensive touchdowns. He ranked first in the SWAC in forced fumbles and second in tackles-for-loss.


  • 2021 First-team All-SWAC
  • 2021 STATS FCS All-American
  • 2021 FCS Coaches All-American
2022 NFL Draft Profile: James Houston
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