Georgia OL Houston ready to make most of sixth season with Bulldogs

UGA photo/John KelleyGeorgia right tackle Kolton Houston, shown last year getting ready to vie with Kentucky defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree, is prepping for his third season with the Bulldogs after being ineligible for the first three.

Answering the question was going to take some time, and time is something University of Georgia right tackle Kolton Houston knows all too well.

Once an early enrollee in 2010 eager to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference, the 6-foot-5, 287-pounder from the Atlanta suburb of Buford had his first three college seasons scratched due to failing repeated drug tests. Houston underwent shoulder surgery while at Buford High School and unknowingly received an injection of the banned steroid Norandrolone, a slow-moving substance that can't be quickly flushed from the body.

Houston failed more than 100 tests before attaining levels below what the NCAA requires in July 2013. He has started 19 of Georgia's 26 games in the two seasons since, including all 13 last year, and was granted a sixth year of eligibility in December by the same NCAA that denied his eligibility requests time and time again.