Houston, Cedric

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Cedric Houston
Cedric Leonard Houston was a running back for the New York Jets from 2005 to 2006, who left the team to return to school and finish his degree.

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Background and college

Born June 28, 1982in Clarendon, Arkansas, Houston played basketball, baseball and track & field while at Clarendon High School. He played in the first ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30th, 2000. He holds the Arkansas Activities Association record for career touchdowns with 97 from 1998-2000 at Clarendon High. Houston was a three-year starter at the University of Tennessee. He and Gerald Riggs, Jr. became the first players in Volunteers history to both amass 1,000 yards in the same season.

NFL Career

As a Jet

Houston was a sixth round pick (182nd overall) for the Jets in the 2005 NFL Draft. After Curtis Martin went down with an injury in the 2nd half of the 2005 NFL season, Houston became the starter. In 2006, Houston only played in eight games.

On July 26, 2007, one day before the start of training camp, Houston left the Jets for personal reasons. A day later it was revealed that Houston was quitting football.

Statistics

Regular Season

    Rushing   Receiving   Returns
Season Att Yds Avg TD Lng Rec Yds Avg TD Lng KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD FC
2006 81 302 3.7 2 17 8 66 8.3 0 16 4 105 26.3 0 30 182 7.9 18 7
2007 113 374 3.3 5 31 7 43 6.1 0 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Total 194 676 3.5 7 31 15 109 7.3 0 16 4 105 26.3 0 30 182 7.9 18 7

Playoff Statistics

    Rushing   Receiving   Returns
Season Att Yds Avg TD Lng Rec Yds Avg TD Lng KR Yds Avg TD PR Yds Avg TD
2006 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0


After the NFL

Houston returned to the University of Tennessee as a student to finish his degree. He was diagnosed with hyper-thyroidism causing fatigue issues which eventually led to his retirement from the game.

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