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Meet Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell, drafted in the third round (69th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Name: Tank Dell
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: Daytona, Florida
-Nicknamed Tank as a baby because of his large head, Dell's full name is actually Nathaniel.
-He began his career at FCS-level Alabama A&M and transferred to Independence Community College (Kansas) before arriving at the University of Houston.
-Dell chose Houston over Central Michigan, New Mexico State, Old Dominion and USF, among others.
-He played three seasons (2020-22) at Houston, where he appeared in 32 games and caught 211 passes for 2,904 and 28 touchdowns.
-In 2022, Dell served as Houston's team captain and led the nation in receiving touchdowns (17) and receiving yards (1,398). He was second in the country, averaging 107.5 receiving yards per game.
-He contributed to the Cougars' special teams as a kick returner who rushed for 312 yards from 2020-21. In 2022, Dell returned nine punts for 153 yards and a touchdown, averaging 17.0 yards per return.
-At UH, Dell received another nickname, "Flash," for his speed and elusiveness.
-Last December, Dell sent an Instagram message to the Texans asking to be drafted by the team.
-Fun fact: Dell is the first Cougar to be drafted by the Houston Texans.
-Dell will wear No. 13 for the Texans.