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    Meet Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

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    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

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    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

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    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

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    Houston’s annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl college bowl game is back at NRG Stadium, Monday, December 29 at 8pm and will feature another BCS matchup between powerhouse teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.

    For tickets and more information, visit AdvoCareTexasBowl.com or call 832-667-2390.

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Texans 'On The Clock': Anthony Barr

Posted Jan 30, 2014

The next in the Texans 'On the Clock' draft profile series, as we examine UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

PHOTOS: Anthony Barr at UCLA
READ: What makes Barr a top prospect?
VIDEO: Barr's highlights at UCLA
Q&A: Bryan Fischer on Barr's career
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Over the coming months, HoustonTexans.com will be doing weekly draft profiles, as we examine the top rated players in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Today we focus on UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

Bio
Name: Anthony Barr
Position: Linebacker
School: UCLA
Class: Senior
Hometown: San Pedro, California

Measurables
Height: 6-4
Weight: 245 (via UCLA athletics website)
40-yard dash: 4.49 (via ESPN.com)

Stats (Defensive Stats Only)

Season Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Pass Breakups QB Hits Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
2013 65 20 10 1 2 5 4
2012 83 21.5 13 5 4 4 0
Totals 148 41.5 23 6 6 9 4

Awards
2013
• Lott Impact Award
• Walter Camp All-American
• First Team All-Pac 12
• AFCA All-American
• AP All-American
• Lombardi Award finalist

2012
• AP second-team All-American
• First team All-Pac 12
• Collegefootballnews.com's Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year
• CBS Sports All-American team
• Team Defensive MVP

Prospect Rankings
Scouts, Inc.: 6th
CBS Sports: 11th
Draftek: 8th
Mel Kiper's 'Big Board': 2nd
ESPN.com/Todd McShay: 3rd

Outlook
UCLA's Anthony Barr is one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's NFL draft, due to both his pedigree and route to stardom.

The son of former NFL player Tony Brooks, Barr also has three uncles that have played professionally. The talented linebacker didn't start his UCLA career on the defensive end however, and his quick transition to dominance now has him ranked as one of the top NFL prospects in the country.

As a high school senior, Barr was a highly prized recruit, but on the other side of the ball. Barr starred at running back for Loyola High School in Los Angeles, and was ranked as the top athlete in the country according to Tom Lemming and MaxPreps. Barr committed to UCLA in part because they agreed to let him play running back at the college level. Several other top programs wanted Barr to transition to defense upon enrolling in college.

After two mostly disappointing years on offense, UCLA head coach Jim Mora urged Barr to switch to linebacker, and the rest is history. Barr went on to have two great seasons for the Bruins defense, compiling 23 sacks and 41 tackles for loss during that time. His was tabbed an All-American by several publications, and won the prestigious Lott Impact Award as a senior. Barr's versatility is one of his strong points, as his skill set appears to fit in all possible NFL schemes. His size (6-4, 250) and speed (4.5 according to ESPN) project well at the next level.

Barr's prospect ranking fluctuates, with his highest ranking coming via Mel Kiper's 'Big Board', where he is second overall.

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