- Signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 21, 2019.
- Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (70th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
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Justin Houston On Playoff Mindset, Buffalo Bills' Offense
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about the mindset he is taking into the playoffs following his past career experience and the challenge that QB Josh Allen and the complete Buffalo Bills' offense presents to the team ahead of their Wild Card matchup.
Justin Houston On Team Focus, Continuing To Learn
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how he plans to lead by example by keeping his focus on the Jacksonville Jaguars while other games with playoff scenarios take place and how the team continues to learn and grow each week.
Justin Houston On Pass Rush Vs. Deshaun Watson, Philip Rivers' Impact
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how important it is to get pressure on Deshaun Watson ahead of their Week 15 matchup with the Houston Texans and how QB Philip Rivers has been able to make a huge impact on the team's offense.
Justin Houston On Pass Rush Vs. Deshaun Watson, Tying NFL Safety Record
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how the defensive line was able to get to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in Week 13 and how his safety in the team's victory ties him for the NFL record.
HIGHLIGHT | Justin Houston Takes Down Deshaun Watson For Safety
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston takes down Houston Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson in the endzone for a safety.
Justin Houston On Deshaun Watson, Staying Focused
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about the challenge that QB Deshaun Watson presents to the defense as they prepare to face the Houston Texans in Week 13 and how the defense needs to remain focused on their responsibilities each game.
Mic'd: Justin Houston Vs. Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston was wired for sound as he took down Aaron Rodgers and kept the defense fired up for the team's overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers.
Justin Houston On Kenny Moore II, Titans Run Game
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about all the things that Kenny Moore II brings to their defensive unit and how the group is preparing to face the Tennessee Titans run game in Week 12.
Justin Houston On Lamar Jackson, Baltimore's Rushing Attack
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how the defensive front needs to continue to play their game against Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson and how the defense will need to play disciplined football against the Ravens' rushing attack.
Justin Houston On Working With Philip Rivers, Xavier Rhodes
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how it has been getting to work with and learn from Philip Rivers after being opponents for so many years and how Xavier Rhodes has brought strong, veteran talent to the defense this season.
Justin Houston On Communication, Joe Burrow
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how the team improved their communication from the first half to the second half against the Browns and how the team will approach Joe Burrow's ability to escape the pocket in Week 6.
Justin Houston On Pass Rushing Technique, Anthony Walker
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston spoke with the media about how his matchup each week might determine a slight difference in how he decides to pass rush and what he has seen from linebacker Anthony Walker's abilities on the field.
Justin Houston On Continued Improvements, DeForest Buckner
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston spoke with the media about how much the defense is focused on continuing to make improvements even after a dominant performance in Week 4 and what he sees from DeForest Buckner on the field through four weeks of the season.
HIGHLIGHT | Justin Houston Sacks Nick Foles For Big Loss
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles.
Justin Houston On Preparing For Bears, Safety Record
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston spoke with the media about the team preparing for the Chicago Bears following their two historical comebacks this season and how he is one safety away from tying the NFL record.
HIGHLIGHT | Justin Houston Wraps Up Sam Darnold For Safety
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston takes down QB Sam Darnold to register a safety for the team's defense against the New York Jets.
Justin Houston On Quenton Nelson, Defensive Unit
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston spoke with the media about the abilities of offensive lineman Quenton Nelson and how the entire defensive unit works together and feeds off of one and other throughout a game.
Justin Houston On Defensive Front, Status
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston spoke with the media about how the defensive front needs to carry momentum from their strong second half of Week 1 and confirmed that he will play Sunday after being listed on the injury report.
HIGHLIGHT | Justin Houston Sacks Gardner Minshew On Third-Down
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston brings down Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew on third-down sack.
Justin Houston On Preparing For Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston described the process of studying individual players on the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team prepares to face the AFC South foe in week 1.
Justin Houston On Taking Care Of His Body, Learning Opponent
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston described how the team's staff has helped him get his body in peak condition and how he focuses on learning his opponent each week in order to know how to attack off the line.
Justin Houston On Becoming Teammates With Philip Rivers, Adding DeForest Buckner
Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Justin Houston spoke with the media about becoming teammates with Philip Rivers after playing against him for years and how DeForest Buckner will impact the defense.
2019 Season Highlights | Every Justin Houston Sack
Relive each sack by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston from the 2019 season.
HIGHLIGHT | Justin Houston Records 10th Sack Of 2019
Defensive end Justin Houston drops Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Will Grier on fourth down for his tenth sack of the 2019 NFL regular season.
Colts Mailbag: Will Unprecedented Lead-up to 2021 NFL Draft Lead Chris Ballard to Trade Down?
In this week's Colts Mailbag, readers ask about the impact of this year's different pre-draft process, what's coming in free agency and how to handle a deep stable of running backs going forward.
UPDATED: Anthony Castonzo Downgraded To Out Sunday; Braden Smith, Marcus Johnson Also Won't Play Against Steelers
The Indianapolis Colts have ruled three players out of Sunday's Week 16 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers: left tackle Anthony Castonzo and wide receiver Marcus Johnson, as well as right tackle Braden Smith (Reserve/COVID-19 list). One player, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, is questionable.
Rigoberto Sanchez Ruled Out Sunday Against The Raiders; Anthony Castonzo, Bobby Okereke, Tyquan Lewis Questionable
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that punter Rigoberto Sanchez has been ruled out of Sunday's Week 14 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo, linebacker Bobby Okereke and defensive tackle/end Tyquan Lewis, meanwhile, are questionable.
Colts Nominate Justin Houston For 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
The Indianapolis Colts have nominated defensive end Justin Houston for the 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, which is given each year "to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition."
Bobby Okereke, Ryan Kelly Ruled Out Sunday Against The Titans; Denico Autry, DeForest Buckner, Jonathan Taylor Also To Miss Game; Six Questionable
The Indianapolis Colts have ruled out two players — linebacker Bobby Okereke and center Ryan Kelly — for Sunday's Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium, while defensive tackle/end Denico Autry, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and running back Jonathan Taylor, all of whom are on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, will also miss the game.
No Colts Players Ruled Out Sunday Against The Packers; Four Questionable; Denico Autry Placed On Reserve/COVID-19 List
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that no players have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 11 matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Also, four players are questionable heading into the game, while defensive tackle/end Denico Autry has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will not play Sunday.
Colts Wednesday Notebook: Colts' Secondary Hit With Injuries; Challenges Of Facing Aaron Rodgers
The Indianapolis Colts today officially began on-field preparations for Sunday's Week 11 contest against the Green Bay Packers. What were some of the top takeaways on the day?
Mo Alie-Cox, Chaz Green Ruled Out Sunday Against The Bengals; Darius Leonard Doubtful; Four Questionable
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that tight end Mo Alie-Cox and tackle Chaz Green have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Colts To Monitor Injuries To Mo Alie-Cox, Justin Houston
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that tight end Mo Alie-Cox (knee) and defensive end Justin Houston (hip), as well as defensive tackle/end Denico Autry (ankle) and safety Julian Blackmon (groin), will continue to be monitored throughout the week leading into Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Colts Chatter: Jack Doyle On Undrafted TE Group, Justin Houston On Pass-Rushing Techniques, Xavier Rhodes On Odell Beckham Jr. Battles
Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, defensive end Justin Houston and cornerback Xavier Rhodes talked to local reporters today via video conference. What did Doyle have to say about his Colts' talented group of undrafted tight ends? How did Houston describe his pass-rushing technique? Why does Rhodes believe his history with Odell Beckham Jr. will stay in the past? Here's the latest edition of "Colts Chatter."
Colts Announce Team Captains For 2020 Season
The Indianapolis Colts have announced their team captains for the 2020 season, which include T.Y. Hilton and Philip Rivers for the offense, Justin Houston and Darius Leonard for the defense and Zaire Franklin for special teams.
2020 Camp Chatter: Anthony Castonzo, Justin Houston, Darius Leonard & Zach Pascal
What's the latest in #ColtsCamp from the players' perspective? Hear from tackle Anthony Castonzo, defensive end Justin Houston, linebacker Darius Leonard and wide receiver Zach Pascal in today's edition of "Camp Chatter."
Justin Houston On Playing Nice With Old Nemesis Philip Rivers, DeForest Buckner's Impact
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston today spoke to the local media via conference call. What did he have to say about becoming teammates with his old AFC West Division rival Philip Rivers, the impact he expects DeForest Buckner to make on the defense and more?
2020 Colts Training Camp Preview: Defensive Linemen
With the Indianapolis Colts set to begin training camp soon at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis, Colts.com previews the team's defensive linemen.
2020 Colts Burning Questions: Defensive End
Take a look at the burning questions at each position as the Indianapolis Colts get set to report to training camp July 28 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. We continue today with the defensive ends.
Brian Baker 1-on-1: On College Perspectives, DeForest Buckner, Justin Houston
Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Brian Baker recently sat down for a Colts.com 1-on-1 interview. What are his thoughts on making the transition back into the professional ranks after spending some time at the college level, DeForest Buckner's impact, Justin Houston's success and more?
2020 Indianapolis Colts Milestones To Watch
With the 2020 regular season right around the corner, what are some milestones for the Indianapolis Colts and their players to keep an eye on?
NFL.com: Justin Houston Is Colts' Most 'Underappreciated' Player
Justin Houston resurrected his career after joining the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, finishing the season with 11 sacks. However, the 31-year-old isn't done yet, and a big acquisition that the Colts made this offseason can help Houston continue to be productive off the edge — all of which recently led NFL.com's Cynthia Frelund to name Houston the Colts' most "underappreciated" player.
Four Players With Colts Ties Named To PFF's Top 101 Players Of 2010s List
Four players with ties to the Indianapolis Colts — including two current players — have been named to Pro Football Focus' list of the top 101 players of the 2010s decade.
Colts Announce Several Uniform Number Assignments, Changes
The Indianapolis Colts today announced uniform number assignments and changes for several players, including quarterback Philip Rivers, cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie, defensive tackles Sheldon Day and DeForest Buckner, as well as changes for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, defensive end Justin Houston, and linebacker Anthony Walker.
These Colts Just Missed The Cut For NFL 2010s All-Decades Team
The NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday announced the 2010s All-Decades Team, and although one former Indianapolis Colts player, running back Frank Gore, made the cut, which current and former Colts likely just narrowly missed out on the honor?
Five Colts Named To Pro Football Focus' Top 101 NFL Players Of 2019
This week, Pro Football Focus released its list of the top 101 players from the 2019 season, and five Indianapolis Colts players made the list.
T.Y. Hilton, Justin Houston Listed As Two Of The Biggest NFL Draft Steals Of The Decade
Two Indianapolis Colts veterans, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and defensive end Justin Houston, have performed like first-round draft picks throughout their careers, but neither of them were actually selected that early. Recently, Draft Wire declared the pair as two of the biggest draft steals of the last decade.
Colts' Special Teams Efforts Stand Out In Pro Football Focus' Week 17 Grades
The Indianapolis Colts made a strong impression on Pro Football Focus when it came to special teams in their season-finale loss on Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. They also performed well at running the ball and stopping the run.