An image from the Dec. 23, 2018 regular season away game against the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Texans lost 30-32.

Whitney Mercilus

OLB

#59

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 29

Weight: 258 lbs

College: Illinois

2018 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    22
  • SCK
    4
  • FF
    2
  • INT

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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
17 Jaguars W 20 - 3 2 1 1 0.5 0 0
16 @Eagles L 30 - 32 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Jets W 29 - 22 3 2 1 0 0 0
14 Colts L 21 - 24 3 2 1 0 0 0
13 Browns W 29 - 13 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 Titans W 34 - 17 4 2 2 1.5 0 0
11 @Redskins W 23 - 21 3 2 1 1 0 0
9 @Broncos W 19 - 17 2 2 0 0 0 0
8 Dolphins W 42 - 23 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 @Jaguars W 20 - 7 4 4 0 1 0 2
6 Bills W 20 - 13 4 0 4 0 0 0
5 Cowboys W 19 - 16
4 @Colts W 37 - 34 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 Giants L 22 - 27 2 0 2 0 0 0
2 @Titans L 17 - 20 3 2 1 0 0 0
1 @Patriots L 20 - 27 2 0 2 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2012 Houston Texans 16 4 23 18 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2013 Houston Texans 16 16 42 28 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Houston Texans 15 13 47 28 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015 Houston Texans 16 10 50 30 20 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 Houston Texans 15 15 50 33 17 7.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
2017 Houston Texans 5 5 7 6 1 1 0 1
2018 Houston Texans 16 9 37 20 17 4 0 2
TOTAL 99 72 256 163 93 42.5 0 4 0 0 NaN 0 0 9 6

Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans in the first round (26th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft...Re-signed with the Texans on May 5, 2015.

HONORS:

Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro (2016)

AFC Defensive Player of the Month (December 2015)

AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 1, 2016)

CAREER:

Ranks third in franchise history with 42.5 sacks

The franchise postseason sack leader with 6.0

Became the first player in franchise history and the fifth player in the NFL since 1982 to post two games with 3.5-or-more sacks in a season in 2015

Tied DE Mario Williams (12.0 in 2008) for the fifth-most sacks in a season in franchise history in 2015

Has 10 career games with 2.0-or-more sacks

Tied the franchise rookie record for sacks with 6.0 in 2012

Has appeared in six career playoff games, totaling 17 total tackles (10 solo), 5.0 sacks and one special teams tackle

Joined Kevin Greene, Terrell Suggs and Von Miller as the only players since 1982 with 5.0 sacks over two playoff games

Became the first player in franchise history to record multiple sacks in two straight postseason contests, dating back to 2016’s AFC Wild Card matchup against Kansas City (1/9/16)

Tied with OLB Brooks Reed and DE J.J. Watt (5.0) for the most career sacks in Texans postseason history and is one tackle for loss shy of Watt’s franchise-record seven

Recorded the most sacks (3.0) in a postseason game in Texans history, while tying for the fourth-most by any NFL player in a playoff contest, vs. Kansas City (1/9/16)

2018 (Houston 16/9; 1/0):

Finished with 39 total tackles (22 solo), 4.0 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 2018

Amassed two total tackles at New England (9/9)

Registered three total tackles (two solo) at Tennessee (9/16)

Tallied three total tackles (one solo) vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23)

Recorded one solo stop, one tackle for loss and three quarterback hits at Indianapolis (9/30)

Contributed on defense and special teams vs. Dallas (10/7)

Notched four total tackles and one quarterback hit vs. Buffalo (10/14)

Finished with four solo tackles, 1.0 sack, two forced fumbles, one quarterback hit and one tackle for loss at Jacksonville (10/21). Set a single-game career-high for forced fumbles and tied Brian Cushing (nine) for the third-most career forced fumbles in franchise history

Tallied one total tackle and one quarterback hit vs. Miami (10/25)

Registered two total tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit at Denver (11/4)

Finished with three total tackles (two solo), 1.0 sack, one quarterback hit and one tackle for loss at Washington (11/18). Joined J.J. Watt and Mario Williams as the only players in franchise history to record at least 40.0 career sacks

Tallied five total tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hits and one tackle for loss vs. Tennessee (11/26). Registered his first multi-sack game since Week 16 of the 2016 season vs. Cincinnati

Registered two total tackles (one solo) vs. Cleveland

Recorded three total tackles (two solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/9)

Tallied three total tackles (two solo) and two quarterback hits at the N.Y. Jets (12/15)

Notched two solo tackles at Philadelphia (12/23)

Finished with two total tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack and one quarterback hit vs. Jacksonville (12/30)

Recorded one total tackle in the Wild Card Round vs. Indianapolis (1/5)

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