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Paying Respects to Whitney Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus may be one of the greatest players to ever wear a Houston Texans uniform, something that should be said without hesitation. He spent nearly a decade playing for the team, watching them go through many highs and lows over that span. He wasn’t always the loudest contributor, but remained consistent in his play. Most importantly, Mercilus was a leader both on and off the field, giving the Texans a sense of direction and power whenever they needed it.

Mercilus’s journey in Houston started during the 2012 NFL draft, when he was selected in the first round (26th overall) from the University of Illinois.