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

Zach Cunningham

ILB

#41

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 24

Weight: 238 lbs

College: Vanderbilt

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    30
  • SCK
    1
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
6 @Chiefs W 31 - 24 5 3 2 0 0 0
5 Falcons W 53 - 32 6 1 5 0 0 0
4 Panthers L 10 - 16 12 6 6 0 0 0
3 @Chargers W 27 - 20 5 5 0 0 0 0 1
2 Jaguars W 13 - 12 8 7 1 1 0 0
1 @Saints L 28 - 30 5 3 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
2017 Houston Texans 16 13 84 42 42 1.5 6 1
2018 Houston Texans 14 14 101 67 34 0 0 5 1 38 38 38 1 2 1
2019 Houston Texans 6 6 41 25 16 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 36 33 226 134 92 2.5 0 11 1 38 38 38 1 3 2

Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 25th pick in the second round (57th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

2018 (Houston 14/14; 1/1):

Tied for the team lead with a career-high 105 total tackles (73 solo), five passes defensed, one interception returned for a touchdown, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2018

Finished tied for the team lead with eight total tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed at New England (9/9)

Registered a team-high eight total tackles (six solo) and one special teams tackle at Tennessee (9/16)

Notched six total tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23). Surpassed 100 career total tackles (102)

Recorded seven total tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss and two passes defensed at Indianapolis (9/30). Passed Dunta Robinson (105) for the fourth-most total tackles by a player through his first 20 career games in franchise history

Finished with a team-high nine total tackles (six solo) and one quarterback hit vs. Dallas (10/7)

Tallied a career-high 13 total tackles (nine solo) vs. Buffalo (10/14)

Led the team with 10 total tackles (eight solo) and one forced fumble at Jacksonville (10/21). Became the first Texans player to record three consecutive games with at least 10 total tackles since DeMeco Ryans and Bernard Pollard in Weeks 3-5 of the 2010 season. Recorded the second-most total tackles (60) through the first seven games of a season in franchise history, trailing only ILB Benardrick McKinney (69) in 2016

Tallied two total tackles (two solo) before leaving the game due to injury vs. Miami (10/25)

Inactive Weeks 9-11

Recorded seven total tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss vs. Tennessee (11/26)

Notched two total tackles (one solo), one interception and two passes defensed vs. Cleveland (12/2). Registered his first career interception and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown

Finished second on the team with nine total tackles (seven solo) and notched one special teams tackle vs. Indianapolis (12/9)

Tallied seven total tackles (two solo) at the N.Y. Jets (12/15)

Recorded 12 total tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble at Philadelphia (12/23). Joined Kiko Alonso and Bobby Wagner as the only players in the NFL to record multiple games with at least 10 total tackles and one forced fumble in 2018

Finished with a team-high six total tackles (five solo) and his first-career fumble recovery on special teams vs. Jacksonville (12/30)

Recorded seven total tackles (five solo), one quarterback hit, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle in his postseason debut in the Wild Card Round vs. Indianapolis (1/5)

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