8 Chris Houston
8 Chris Houston
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
High School: Bishop McDevitt
Position: CB
Major: Kinesiology: Sport Studies

The son of Eugene Spells and Nina Houston ... born 4-25-91 in Harrisburg, Pa.


2013 Statistics
Entering what hoped to be a promising and successful senior season a serious foot injury during fall camp left Houston out for the season... remained vital part of leadership for the team 

2012 Statistics

Played in 11 games, all starts … ranked fourth on team with 59 tackles (49 solo) … notched two interceptions, two tackles for loss and three pass breakups … recorded two tackles and had an interception in win at Georgia State ... set career high with 14 tackles in loss at Old Dominion ... notched INT and registered nine tackles, seven solo, against CCSU ... named Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention; ranked publication's preseason No. 35 cornerback nationally ... placed on CFPA Defensive Back Award Watch List ... named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-CAA Second Team


2011 Statistics
Started all 12 games at cornerback ... led team and tied for CAA lead with six interceptions, including five in final four games and at least one in each of final four games .... amassed 57 tackles, 43 unassisted ... ranked fifth on team in tackles and tops among CBs ... forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and registered one pass breakup ... made five stops and snared sixth pick of season in NCAA second-round playoff loss at Montana State ... intercepted career-high two passes and recorded five stops in win against Maine ... picked off pass for second straight week and made three tackles in loss at Towson ... notched four tackles and second INT of season in win over James Madison ... collected six tackles, all solo, in win against Rhode Island ... set career high with seven tackles in Colonial Clash win over UMass at Gillette Stadium ... made five tackles in loss at William & Mary ... snared an interception, forced a fumble and notched six tackles, five solo, in win over Villanova ... made four tackles and picked up first career fumble recovery in win at Richmond ... made five tackles, four solo, in first career start at Toledo

2010 Statistics
Appeared in four games, making three tackles, two solo, with one pass breakup

Redshirt season

Career Highs:
Tackles  Solo    10, at Old Dominion, 2012
Assist    4, at Old Dominion, 2012
Total    14, at Old Dominion, 2012
Sacks        n/a
Interceptions        2, vs Maine, 2011
Fumbles Forced        1, vs Villanova, 2011
Fumbles Rec.        1, at Richmond, 2011

Before UNH
Lettered in football and track & field at Bishop McDevitt High School ... served as team captain for Crusaders as a senior ... two-year varsity starter and letterman for coach Jeff Weachter ... 2008 Patriot-News Mid-State Top 100 defensive back ... Associated Press 2008 First-Team AAAA All-State Selection ... Harrisburg Patriot-News Platinum Big 33 Team ... Mid-Penn First Team Keystone Division cornerback (2008) ... Eastern Region USA First-team selection at cornerback (2008) ... 2009 100-meter state champion and member of state championship track & field team ... set Crusaders' school records in 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100 relay

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