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Drew's Dougherty Dozen: 12Q w/DE Christian Covington

Here are a few football questions, a few camp questions, and a few life questions for defensive lineman Christian Covington. You can listen to the full interview HERE.

DD: What's your one, "must-pack" item for training camp?

Covington: My pillows from home. You never know what you’re going to get with hotel pillows. My pillows help me bigtime during the season.

DD: What’s your best football trait?

Covington: My football IQ. I consider myself to be a smart guy, so to be able to put that on the field with regards to plays and knowing what to expect with different formations and different backfield sets, it kind of comes in handy.

DD: Which of your teammates talks the most trash?

Covington: Jadeveon Clowney. There’s a lot of characters on this team and he’s definitely one of them.

DD: What do you eat for breakfast at camp?

Covington: Oatmeal with a little bit of brown sugar, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

DD: Who's your favorite retired NFL player?

Covington: Ray Lewis.

DD: Who has the best hair on the Texans?

Covington: I want to say me, but that’s a lie. I’m thinking flow, I’m thinking texture, you know, DQ (offensive lineman David Quessenberry) has some pretty good hair.

DD: Which of your teammates gets you the most amped up?

Covington: I have to give that to J.J. (Watt). He really provides the juice for a lot of us and gets us going no matter the situation. Whether it’s practice. Whether it’s gametime. Even with meetings.

DD: Which of your teammates calms you down the most?

Covington: D.J. Dunny (Defensive end Brandon Dunn). He can deejay like nobody’s business and since we’ve been playing together, he knows my tics and if I’m off my game. He knows what to say to bring me back down to Earth.

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