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The 6-foot-5, 266 lbs. linebacker exploded into the mainstream with the infamous bone-jarring hit on former Michigan running back Vincent Smith during the 2013 Outback Bowl one of South Carolina's three straight bowl victories from 2011 to 2013.
After essentially red-shirting as a rookie, the 6-foot-8, 290-pound Estonian is now being likened to Houston Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt after collecting the Around The NFL Podcast's coveted Defensive Player of the Preseason award.
Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium.
When a football team willingly goes into a regular season with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback, they're giving themselves a very thin margin of error in the present.
Turning dirt for Frisco's new multi-use event center and Dallas Cowboys headquarters on Friday were team executive vice president Stephen Jones and owner Jerry Jones, Mayor Maher Maso and Frisco schools Superintendent Jeremy Lyon.
First-year coach Bill O'Brien would seem to have the star power in place to turn around the Texans in a hurry.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, center, celebrates his sack with teammates Jadeveon Clowney and Jerrell Powe during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.
The team's annual luncheon Tuesday at a downtown Houston hotel had a different vibe than last year's, when a Texans squad coming off a 12-4 season dressed sharp and talked big.
Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night's exhibition finale Thursday, and for the 49ers' sake, they'd certainly like a repeat of last year's cameo.
Though it's only August, some NFL rookies are already setting the curve for the rest of the class.
This is pretty cool: Two of the NFL's top defensive players will be honorary captains for Saturday's AdvoCare Texas Kickoff between LSU and Wisconsin at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Flashes and pauses have defined Jadeveon Clowney's rookie preseason. Just when it looked like Clowney's summer was about to take off - did you see that hit he delivered in the Texans' preseason game Clowney's potential overshadows preseason setbacks DENVER - Flashes and pauses have defined Jadeveon Clowney's rookie preseason.
DECEMBER 01: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans is introduced before playing against the New England Patriots on December 1, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Texans may have taken a step back, but defensive lineman J.J. Watt is as dominant as ever.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:55 am
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