Rookie Duke Ejiofor continued his strong preseason showing in Saturday's preseason win over the San Francisco 49ers. The outside linebacker from Alief said he enjoyed his first time playing in front of a hometown Houston crowd and just wanted to make his family and friends proud.
With a majority of starters out for the preseason matchup, Ejiofor capitalized on his opportunities to make plays.
On the opening kickoff against the San Francisco 49ers, Ejiofor was on hand to make the tackle.
"I was trying to work on special teams all week and then just trying to make a play on special teams and tonight I did," Ejiofor said after the game.
Two plays later, Ejiofor added a tackle for loss of five yards on 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis.
"Oh yeah, just being patient, reading my keys and the offensive play. Just seeing the reverse coming and making a play," Ejiofor said.
Ejiorfor finished the game with two tackles plus a tackle for loss in the first quarter. Last week at Kansas City, Ejiofor recorded three quarterback hits. The Texans selected Ejiofor with the third pick of the sixth round (177th overall) out of Wake Forest.
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