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Christian Covington
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Quick Stats (2016):

Career Stats
TOTAL 34 21 13 3.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 HOU 16 5 26 16 10 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 HOU 15 0 8 5 3 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the 40th pick in the sixth round (216th overall) of 2015 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the 40th pick in the sixth round (216th overall) of 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (Houston 16/5, 2/0):
Recorded an assist as a reserve defensive end in the season opener vs. Chicago (9/11)
Tied a single-game career high with two tackles at New England (9/22) in Week 3
Made his first career start and tallied one solo tackle vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Started at left defensive end and finished with a career-high five tackles (three solo) and his first tackle for loss of the season at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Made one solo tackle vs. Indianapolis (10/16) in Week 6 and at Denver (10/24) in Week 7
Saw action as a reserve defensive end vs. Detroit (10/30) in Week 8
Logged three solo a tackles at Jacksonville (11/13) in Week 10
Made one solo tackle at Oakland (11/21) in Week 11
Notched one tackle vs. San Diego (11/27) in Week 12
Started at defensive end and made one solo tackle and logged his first quarterback hit of the season at Green Bay (12/4) in Week 13
Registered two tackles (one solo) and a quarterback hit at Indianapolis (12/11)
Tied for second on the team with five tackles (four solo), while adding his first sack of the season and his first career pass defensed at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
Made one solo tackle vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Recorded the first two postseason quarterback hits of his career and assisted on a tackle at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Houston 15/0, 1/0):
Made his NFL debut Week 1 vs. Kansas City (9/13) and played Week 2 at Carolina (9/20)
Recorded his first career NFL tackle vs. Tampa Bay (9/27)
Made a tackle for loss vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Tallied his first career quarterback hit at Jacksonville (10/18)
Registered his first career sack when he brought down Bengals QB Andy Dalton for a
6-yard loss in the third quarter at Cincinnati (11/16)
Inactive in Week 15 at Indianapolis (12/20)

Chose to enter NFL Draft after an injury shortened 2014 campaign
First Rice interior defensive lineman drafted since Cornelius Walker in 1976 (Kansas City, 3rd round, 59th overall selection)
Saw his season come to an end after an injury at FIU resulted in knee surgery
Credited with 1.5 sacks and broke up a pass to go with five tackles vs. North Texas
Credited with seven stops, one for loss and recovered a fumble vs. Army as Owls held the Cadets to 69 yards under their season rushing average

First-team All C-USA pick by league coaches as well as Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s All-Texas College second team
Led team with career-high 11.5 tackles for loss among his 59 stops, including four sacks
Credited with a career-best six solo tackles vs. UAB
Partially deflected pass that Michael Kutzler caught and ran back for a TD vs. Kansas and blocked the field goal vs. Houston that Alex Lyons returned for a score
Credited with a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Kansas

Named to USA Today’s All-Bowl team for his efforts vs. Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl
Completed the season with 20 quarterback hurries, 43 tackles (25 solo), eight tackles for loss, five sacks, forced one fumble and one pass breakup
Led C-USA freshmen and was tied for second nationally among first year players with five sacks
Had a tackle for loss in each of the last five games of the season, including sacks in four of the last five
Had a season high of seven tackles against Marshall


Provincial Defensive MVP while leading the Vancouver College Prep Fighting Irish to the Provincial Championship and ranked as the top defensive lineman in Canada
Credited with 83 tackles, including 15 sacks as a senior
Had 276 tackles and 38 sacks in his career
Credited with four tackles in the 2010 National Underclassmen Combine All World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C.

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