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Will Anderson Jr. sacks Lamar Jackson in NFL debut

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Will Anderson Jr. didn't have to wait long to get his first career NFL sack.

The Houston Texans No. 3 overall draft pick brought down QB Lamar Jackson with 10:36 left in the fourth quarter at Baltimore. Anderson's sack, which resulted in a loss of six yards for the Ravens, is also a historic one. Anderson is the first rookie in Texans franchise history to record a sack in the season opener.

"Will has been who he's been all training camp, all pre-season," Head Coach DeMeco Ryans said. "He continued to cause havoc in the backfield. Got to the quarterback a couple times. And as we all know, Lamar is a tough out. It was good to see the way our D-line was operating."

Anderson is also just the seventh rookie in team history to record a sack in his NFL debut. The rookie DE credits the advice of his coaches and teammates in his first NFL action Sunday.

"Our guys just saying keep being relentless, keep rushing no matter what, don't change up what you're doing," Anderson said. "Just keep doing the same game plan that you've been doing this whole time."

In the Texans loss to Baltimore, Anderson also finished with six tackles (four solo), one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.

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