James Houston IV is a devout and dedicated Linebacker/Rush End for the National Football League's Detroit Lions. He is a hardworking and determined individual who is constantly seeking to improve his craft and become one of the best players in the league. He is a strong advocate and was proudly drafted from Jackson State, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). He uses his platform to promote the importance of HBCUs in shaping and developing future leaders and players. He is a 2021 accomplished graduate of The University of Florida. James values the education and experiences gained from his time at both Universities. He is a God-fearing person and always keeps his faith as a guiding principle in his life and career.