Washington Redskins: Top 30 players in franchise history
By Ian Cummings
Players, to varying degrees, either rely on their individual talents, team success, or a mixture of both, to garner recognition. Ken Houston is an example of the former. He literally earned his gold jacket all by himself.
In the earlier years of his career, Houston played for the Houston Oilers, before playing with the Redskins from 1973 to 1980. The Oilers, during Ken Houston’s tenure, went 30-49. The Redskins had a winning record, but in the playoffs from 1973 to 1980, they were 0-3.
Houston didn’t have team success on his side. But his individual accomplishments number in the dozens.
In 14 seasons, through which he accumulated 49 interceptions, Houston went to the Pro Bowl 12 times. In 1975 and 1978, he was recognized as an All-Pro player, and in his time with the Redskins, he went to seven straight Pro Bowls. Using his 6-foot-3 frame and impressive quickness, he became a stellar center fielder for the Redskins, and he was recognized nationally, year in and year out.
If that’s not consistency, I don’t know what is.