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Meet FB Cullen Gillaspia

Here are five things you need to know about fullback Cullen Gillaspia, the Texans 2019 seventh-round draft pick (220th overall):

Name: FB Cullen Gillaspia

School: Texas A&M

Position: Fullback

Height/Weight: 6-2, 235

Hometown: Katy, Texas

1. Cullen Gillaspia served as Texas A&M's 12th Man in every game in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and is the first 12th Man to get drafted in the NFL Draft. The 12th Man tradition is one where a walk-on special teams player wears the No. 12 jersey to represent the entire student body.

2. After a position switch to fullback in 2018, his touchdown in the Aggie's Gator Bowl win was the first time a 12th Man had ever scored an offensive touchdown.

3. The Houston native served as vice president of the student body at Katy Taylor High School. 

4. His nickname at Texas A&M was Gilly.

5. Gilly is a Game of Thrones fan.

With their final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Texans took Texas A&M fullback/special teams ace Cullen Gillaspia in the 7th round at 220th overall. (via AP Images)

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