After excelling as a junior in state and national competitions, Dan Houston was a steal for the Port Adelaide Football Club as they selected him with the 45th pick in the 2016 Rookie Draft.
Despite his junior football revolving around the forward line, Houston has come to prominence as a defender for the Power. This move came in 2016 as he spent his first year in the AFL system playing with the SANFL Magpies.
Houston made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2017 and earned a Rising Star nomination in Round 21. In 2018 he was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal for the Best Under 21 Player and the Coaches Award at the Port Adelaide Football Club Best and Fairest.
A consistent contributor since his debut, Houston played his 50th game in 2019, and as he matures in his role, will be an important part of Port Adelaide’s back 6 for years to come.