Former Jackson State linebacker James Houston was elevated to the Detroit Lions’ active roster just in time for Thanksgiving Day.
And he has eaten against the Buffalo Bills.
Making his first NFL appearance, Houston recorded two sacks on Buffalo Pro Bowl quarterback Josh Allen.
He also recorded a fumble recovery.
Here is sack No. 1
The first-team All-SWAC and FCS Coaches All-America selection had 70 tackles, 24.5 for loss, 16 sacks, and an FCS-leading seven forced fumbles last season. Houston also had eight quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries, and two defensive touchdowns.
Houston got Allen again in the third quarter.
Houston, previously on the Lions’ practice squad, was a sixth-round pick of the Lions in the 2022 NFL Draft.