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Notre Dame duo excited to be Texans together

The first two Texans picks in the 2016 Draft are from Notre Dame.

Wide receiver Will Fuller was selected at 21 overall on Thursday night in the first round, and that was on Nick Martin's mind when he was picked by the Texans a night later.

"Oh my gosh, absolutely, that was one of the first things that I thought of," the offensive lineman said on Friday night. "When we watched the draft last night as a family, I was very happy. I texted Will when he got picked and he couldn't be a more explosive and better player and just a better guy and teammate off the field."

Martin played center for the Fighting Irish, starting 37 games in his career there. In 2014 and 2015 he was a team captain as well. When the Texans traded up two spots with Atlanta, from 52nd overall to 50th overall, Fuller shared his enthusiasm for his former, and now current teammate on Twitter.

Nickkkkkk !!!! @HoustonTexans  — Will Fuller V (@Will_Fuller7) April 30, 2016

It's the first time since 2003 the Texans have selected an offensive player in each of the first two rounds. That year, Houston took receiver Andre Johnson in the first round and tight end Bennie Joppru in the second.


The Texans took Notre Dame offensive lineman Nick Martin in the 2nd round with the 50th pick overall.

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