Texans pick LSU’s Montgomery in 3rd round

Texans pick LSU’s Montgomery in 3rd round

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BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 13: Sam Montgomery #99 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after making a sack on Connor Shaw #14 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the fourth quarter at Tiger Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by KRISTIE RIEKEN / The Associated Press

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 11:09 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have selected LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery in the third round of the NFL draft.

Montgomery was taken with the 95th overall selection Friday night.

He was fifth in the Southeastern Conference with eight sacks and also had 13 tackles for losses. He finished with 37 tackles for a defense that ranked eighth in the country with an average of 307.6 yards a game.

Earlier Friday, Houston selected South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger in the second round with the 57th overall pick and North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams in the third round at 89th overall.

On Thursday, they picked Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall selection.

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