Will Anderson Jr. News
Houston Texans DE Will Anderson Jr. named Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
Anderson's 7.0 sacks this season set a new franchise record for most sacks by a rookie in a single-season and his 67 pressures led all rookies in the NFL this year.
Houston Texans DE Will Anderson Jr. Named to 2024 Pro Bowl Games
Anderson, who will be appearing in his first Pro Bowl, replaces DE Maxx Crosby, who is unable to participate due to injury. The No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, Anderson Jr. finished his rookie season with 13 starts, totaling 45 tackles including 10 tackles for loss, 67 pressures, 7.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one blocked field goal.
Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud and DE Will Anderson Jr. named PFWA's Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year
The Pro Football Writers of America have named QB C.J. Stroud the Offensive Rookie of the Year and DE Will Anderson Jr. the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
C.J. Stroud, Will Anderson, Jr. take home rookie honors from PFWA
The Houston Texans rookie dynamic duo of quarterback C.J. Stroud and defensive end Will Anderson, Jr. were honored by the Pro Football Writers of America with some awards on Tuesday.
Will Anderson Jr. etches name into Texans history books | Week 17
Anderson becomes all-time single-season sacks leader by a rookie in franchise history
Wrecking Will: Rookie has Monster Game | Texans vs. Broncos
When Will Anderson Jr. and Sheldon Rankins arrived on Kirby Drive, the Houston Texans were a new organization for both of them.
C.J. Stroud, Will Anderson Jr. will give "Play Ball" call at Astros ALCS Game 2
C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. will begin their bye week as featured guests at game 2 of the Houston Astros American League Championship Series on Monday.
Will Anderson Jr. blocks field goals, goes thrifting, sings a little Adele
In this week's Deep Slant 1-on-1 presented by Xfinity, DE Will Anderson Jr. opens up about his rookie campaign through the first quarter of the season.
Rookie Will Anderson Jr. blocks Jaguars FG
Will Anderson Jr. came up with a monster block in just his third NFL game.
Texans add 3 more team captains for 2023
The Houston Texans announced Friday that WR Robert Woods, CB Steven Nelson and DE Will Anderson, Jr. will also be team captains along with QB C.J. Stroud, LT Laremy Tunsil and safeties Jimmie Ward and Jalen Pitre.
QB comparisons, history was made & more | 1-Minute Recap
This 1-minute read will catch up with all you need to know about what happened Monday at NRG Stadim with the Houston Texans.
Just how good was Will Anderson Jr.'s NFL debut?
Next Gen Stats compared Will Anderson Jr.'s NFL debut to other rookies in recent years.
Depth chart discussion, Will Anderson, Jr. & "pressure" | Daily Brew
The depth chart is out, Will Anderson, Jr. and the idea of "pressure" and a Jalen Pitre initiative off the field dominate this morning's Daily Brew.
Texans at Saints | 5 Things to Watch
Here are five things to watch when the Houston Texans face the New Orleans Saints in the preseason finale Sunday night in the Caesars Superdome.
Harris Hits: Texans vs. Dolphins | Preseason Week 2
Hits on the Preseason Week 2 home opener at NRG Stadium
"Angry" Will Anderson, Jr. makes early impact vs. Dolphins
Houston Texans defensive end Will Anderson, Jr. tallied a tackle for loss, a sack and a forced fumble in the first half of Saturday's preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins at NRG Stadium.
Harris Hits: Texans-Dolphins joint practice #2
Hits on the final joint practice with the Dolphins, seven-on-seven matchups and containing Dolphins' Tyreek Hill
Harris Hits: Texans and Dolphins joint practice
Hits on the first Training Camp joint practice, a Pitre interception and the best scramble drills
Harris Hits: Training Camp Observations Day 13
Sunday Hits on a padded morning practice, speedy linebackers and top offensive plays
Harris Hits: Texans at Patriots | Preseason Week 1
Hits on the first preseason victory, WR Tank Dell's breakout night and the biggest surprise from the Texans' defensive line
"A really good start" for Will Anderson Jr.
Head Coach DeMeco Ryans evaluated rookie Will Anderson Jr.'s performance after Thursday's preseason game at New England.
5 Things to Watch: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Here are five things to watch when the Texans face the Patriots on the road in the 2023 Preseason opener
Harris Hits: Training Camp Observations Day 11
Hits on the last practice in Houston before the first preseason matchup against the New England Patriots
Harris Hits: Training Camp Observations Day 10
Harris Hits on the first day of game week, situational drills involving communication and injury updates on key players
Will Anderson Jr. Videos
Will Anderson Jr. wins 2023 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
Houston Texans defensive end Will Anderson Jr. presents his speech after winning the 2023 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award at the 13th annual NFL Honors.
Will Anderson Jr.'s top plays of 2023 season
Houston Texans DE Will Anderson Jr's top plays of the 2023 season.
Anderson Jr.: 'We are headed in the right direction'
DE Will Anderson Jr. addressed the media on Monday to discuss his rookie season, talks about his admiration for Coach DeMeco Ryans and what he learned from the veterans on the team.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr.'s 9-yard sack of Flacco comes on last play of first half
DE Will Anderson Jr.'s 9-yard sack of Cleveland Browns QB Joe Flacco comes on last play of first half.
BMW Telestrator: Will Anderson Jr. sacks Titans QB Ryan Tannehill
Houston Texans analyst John Harris breaks down the speed and tenacity of DE Will Anderson Jr. to break free and sack Titans QB Ryan Tannehill in the Week 17 victory.
Anderson Jr: 'It's all about learning how to be a pro'
DE Will Anderson Jr. addressed the media on Sunday after the 26-3 win against the Titans to share his recovery process and how he battled through his ankle injury to return to action.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr. gets two sacks in as many plays for total of -17 yards
DE Will Anderson Jr. gets two sacks in as many plays for total of -17 yards.
WATCH AGAIN: Will Anderson Jr.'s Mic'd Up vs. Saints
Will Anderson Jr. gets in that mode! Listen in as one of the 2023 season's top rookies gets revved up and battles against Derek Carr and the New Orleans Saints.
BMW Telestrator: Will Anderson Jr. SWARMS and sacks Broncos QB Russell Wilson
Houston Texans analyst John Harris breaks down the rush and coverage of the Texans' defense that leads to a Will Anderson Jr. sack on Broncos QB Russell Wilson.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr. sacks Russell Wilson on Broncos' first play of second half
DE Will Anderson Jr. sacks quarterback Russell Wilson on Denver Broncos' first play of second half.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr.'s third sack of 2023 comes vs. Kyler Murray
DE Will Anderson Jr.'s third sack of 2023 comes vs. Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray in Week 11.
Highlights: Anderson Jr. takes down former Alabama teammate Bryce Young!
DE Will Anderson Jr. takes down former Alabama teammate Panthers QB Bryce Young for a sack in the first half of action.
DeepSlant: Will Anderson Jr. blocks field goals, goes thrifting and sings Adele
Will Anderson Jr. discusses his new shoe deal, his thrifting skills, meeting Adele, J.J. Watt and becoming The Terminator on the football field.
Anderson Jr.: 'I can tell you one thing about this team, we want it really bad'
DE Will Anderson Jr. addressed the media after the 30-6 victory against the Steelers to talk about the execution of the defense, Jalen Pitre and Jimmie Ward returning to action and the energy of the team.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr. blocks Jaguars field goal
DE Will Anderson Jr. blocks the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-yard field goal attempt.
Anderson Jr.: 'We want to be great and we want to win'
DE Will Anderson Jr. addressed the media on Monday after the 25-9 loss to Baltimore to discuss his rookie debut against Lamar Jackson, improvements he plans to make and his relationship with QB C.J. Stroud.
Highlights: Will Anderson Jr. gets to Lamar Jackson for first career sack
Houston Texans rookie DE Will Anderson Jr. gets to Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson for first career sack in the NFL.
Anderson Jr.: 'They sleep on my power'
DE Will Anderson Jr. talks to the media about the former Alabama connections at joint practices, adapting to the quickness of the Dolphins' offensive line and the energy of Jalen Pitre in Training Camp practices.
Anderson Jr.: 'I try go as hard as I can every rep'
DE Will Anderson Jr. addresses the media after Training Camp Day 5 to talk about navigating life in the NFL, building team chemistry and implementing Coach Ryans' SWARM mentality.
Building The Texans: Chapter 2: Down... Or Up
For the first time, go behind the scenes of the most memorable moment of the 2023 NFL Draft. The Houston Texans selected C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. back to back with the second and third picks of the first round and nobody saw it coming. But Cal McNair knew Nick Caserio and DeMeco Ryans wanted to be bold and before the draft, he was ready for every scenario. Plus, follow C.J., Will, and the rest of the rookie class from draft day to rookie minicamp with a level of access nobody else has.
TRAILER: Building The Texans | Chapter 2: Down... Or Up
Nobody knew what the Houston Texans were going to do on draft night. In this exclusive look behind the scenes, see everything that led to the drafting of C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. with the second and third picks of the first round.
Dreams do come true! | Relive the moment Will Anderson Jr. was drafted by the Texans
Bring it in, Commissioner! Will Anderson Jr. lifts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell off his feet with a giant hug after the Alabama product was drafted third overall by the Texans in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Will Anderson Jr. talks about the past 24 hours as a new Houston Texan | 2023 NFL Draft
Houston Texans LB Will Anderson Jr. talks to NFL Network's Omar Ruiz about being drafted by Texans at No. 3 overall.
Will Anderson Jr. Albums
📸 | Best of DE Will Anderson Jr.
Check out the best photos from Houston Texans photographer Zach Tarrant as he highlights the 2023 season of DE Will Anderson Jr. through the lens.
📸 | Will Anderson Jr. wins PFWA's Defensive Rookie of the Year
Check out the best photos of DE Will Anderson Jr. in his 2023 season where he was named the PFWA's Defensive Rookie of the Year.
📸 | Happy Birthday to DE Will Anderson Jr.
Houston Texans DE Will Anderson Jr. celebrates his birthday on September 2, 2023.
📸 | Position breakdowns: Defensive Linemen
View photos of the Houston Texans defensive linemen heading into 2023 Training Camp.
📸 First round Draft picks in photos | 2023 NFL Draft
Check out the best photos from QB C.J. Stroud and LB Will Anderson Jr.'s photoshoot as new Houston Texans following the 2023 NFL Draft.
📸 Houston Texans 2023 NFL Draft Class
Check out the best photos from the 2023 Houston Texans Draft Class.