Know About Justin Houston; Stats, Contract, Wife, College, Height

Published Date: 12 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 12 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Few players stand tall on and off the field with a devoted wife. Such a minority athlete is Justin Houston whose wife takes care of the family with having a job of her own.

Born as Justin Donovan Houston, the athlete played for NFL team, Kansas City Chiefs. With a great playing stats and glittery fortunes of eight years, Justin’s final goodbye for Chiefs came by 2019.

Justin Houston Bio & Family

The American footballer was born on 21 January 1989 in Statesboro, California. His father abandoned the family, so he was raised by a single mother, Kimberly Houston, and his maternal grandmother, Linda Houston. His other family member includes eight brother and two sisters. During his childhood, the house was fire-burnt where Justin saved the life of his two young brothers; Tylen and Aaron. Apart from them, Justin has a twin brother named Jared Houston.

Speaking about his education, he went to Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Georgia. Later, Justin attended the University of Georgia in 2009. In his college days, he got a second-team selection with a record of 7.5 sacks. He stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm) and weighs around 117 kg.

Career & Net Worth

The 30-year-old has a net worth of $30 million from his professional NFL career since 2011. The NFL team, Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in 2011. In his debut season, Justin holds an impressive stats of 5.5 sacks and 49 tackles that made him receive the Chiefs Mack Lee Hill Award. In 2015, the Chiefs offered him a humongous contract worth $101 million for six years.

Justin Houston in his Kansas City Chiefs skit in 2015 (Picture: The Kansas City Star)

In his contract, the team agreed upon paying him a yearly salary of $16.8 million. Similarly, a deal worth $20.5 million signing bonus and $52.5 million guaranteed money also came in agreement. The next season, Justin was sidelined with multiple injuries that made him appear only five games.

In 2018, he played his regular season of 12 games with 37 tackles, nine sacks, five forced fumbles, and one interception. However, the player was released by the Chief from his eight long seasons on 10 March 2019.

Justin’s Wife Work In Law Enforcement

Besides his enriching playing stats, Justin always got support from his wife, Johnisha Garner. The longtime couple exchanged wedding vows in Atlanta in the presence of close friends and family in July 2017.

Justin Houston with wife Johnisha Garner at the wedding in 2017 (Picture: Tiffany Cook Events)

Together, the couple shares two children. Their first child was born as a son before their nuptials and afterward with a daughter. His wife not fulfills the parenting role but also has a work responsibility of a lawyer.

Some Interesting Facts About Justin Houston

  • He also played in three State Championships in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
  • The athlete is the 2013 NFL Top 100 Players with the 49th rank spot.
  • Justin became the highest paying athlete in 2016.
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