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Christian Harris selected by Houston Texans as 75th overall pick

Alabama linebacker Christian Harris has found a new home in professional football with the Houston Texans.
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Alabama linebacker Christian Harris (8) rushes the line of scrimmage during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

HOUSTON β€” In Friday's third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Christian Harris was selected by the Houston Texans as the 75th overall pick.

Alabama linebacker Christian Harris has found a new home in professional football. In Friday's third portion of the 2022 NFL Draft, Harris was selected by the Houston Texans as the 75th overall pick. The Texans traded up to draft their second Crimson Tide player of the night after selecting John Metchie III in the second round. 

Harris is the third Alabama player taken on Day 2 of the draft, following Metchie (44 overall, Houston Texans) and Phidarian Mathis (No. 47, Washington Commanders). There have now been five Crimson Tide players selected in this year’s draft as Evan Neal (No. 7, New York Giants) and Jameson Williams (No. 12, Detroit Lions) were drafted during the first round Thursday night.

With injuries to multiple starters at linebacker prior to his freshman season, Harris inherited a starting job at interior linebacker in his first year with Alabama. By the year's end, he totaled 63 tackles β€” including 7.5 for a loss β€” along with forcing a fumble and recovering two more. His efforts earned him a spot as a Freshman All-American by both USA Today and ESPN as well as a designation on the Freshman All-SEC team.

In his sophomore and junior seasons, Harris finished each year with 79 tackles, bringing his career total to 221. He finished his career with 10 sacks, one interception and seven passes defended.

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