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Demerio
Houston
#6 Defensive Back
Demerio
Houston
#6 Defensive Back
Height 5'10
Weight 175 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1996-09-03 (27)
Born Shelby, NC
School Southern
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 16
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 2
Sacks 0

CFL: 4th season

Stamps: 1st season

 

Games played through 2023

Regular season: 30

Playoffs: 1

Grey Cup: 1

 

Acquired                                                                                                                                                    

Signed as a free agent on Feb. 13, 2023.

 

Pro path

  • 2019 – Signed with Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) on Oct. 22

 

2024

(Calgary) Houston has played three games and made three starts at boundary corner. He recorded an interception in his Stampeders debut, the 10th pick of his CFL career. For the season, he has 16 defensive tackles, two interceptions and a knockdown. In Week 4 during his first game against his former team, the Blue Bombers, his end-zone interception in overtime set the stage for a game-winning field goal.

 

2023

(Winnipeg) Houston earned West Division and CFL all-star recognition after leading the CFL with seven interceptions. He returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown – in Week 11 at Calgary – and also recovered three fumbles for a total of 10 turnovers. In 15 regular-season games, Houston had 50 tackles and four knockdowns. In the post-season, he had one tackle and one interception in the Western Final and three tackles in the Grey Cup.

 

2022

(Winnipeg) Houston played 11 games and made nine starts for the Blue Bombers. He made 27 tackles and added two interceptions, one fumble recovery and two knockdowns. His first CFL interception came in Week 5 at BC. He was placed on the six-game injury list prior to Week 13.

 

2021

(Winnipeg) Houston played four games for the Blue Bombers and had seven defensive tackles, three special-teams stops and one knockdown. After starting the season on the practice roster, he made his CFL debut in a Week 11 contest at Edmonton and had three tackles and a knockdown.

 

Notables

 

First game: Oct. 15, 2021, at Edmonton

Frist tackle: Oct. 15, 2021, at Edmonton

First interception: July 9, 2022, at BC

First interception: Aug. 18, 2023, at Calgary (45-yard interception return)

League leader: Led CFL with seven interceptions in 2023

West Division all-star: 2023

CFL all-star: 2023

 

College                                                                                                                                                 

Houston played four seasons (2015-18) at Southern University. In 43 games including 28 starts for the Jaguars, he accumulated 114 tackles and five interceptions. He also returned seven punts for 206 yards and one touchdown.

 

Personal

Houston was a standout defensive back at Shelby (N.C.) High School and was a key contributor to a pair of state championship teams with the Golden Lions. He also competed in basketball and track at Shelby.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2021
WPG 4 7 3 0 0 0 0
2022
WPG 11 27 0 0 2 0 0
2023
WPG 15 50 0 0 7 1 0
2024
CGY 3 16 0 0 2 0 0
Total
33 100 3 0 11 1 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-08
1 HAM 7 0 0 1 0 0
06-15
2 BC 2 0 0 0 0 0
06-29
4 WPG 7 0 0 1 0 0
Total
16 0 0 2 0 0

Player Transactions

DATE TEAM ACTION STATUS