A History of NFL Hall of Famers Who Were Picked in the 5th Round or Later

Ken Houston

School: Prairie View A&M
Team: Houston Oilers
Position: Free Safety
Year: 1967
Round: 9 (214 overall)
Inducted Into HOF: 1986

Houston played a number of positions in his career, beginning in college as a center and linebacker before becoming a 12-time Pro Bowl selection as a free safety in the NFL. He was the definition of a ball hawk throughout his time with the Oilers and Redskins, amassing 49 career interceptions, 21 recovered fumbles, and scoring 12 touchdowns. He also held the NFL single-season record for returned touchdowns with five (four on interceptions and one fumble) until Devin Hester returned six for scores during his 2006 campaign.

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