Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

Jadeveon Clowney squeezed a Houston Texans hat over his tied-up braids and hugged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

The Houston Texans took South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick Thursday night to kick off the NFL Draft.

NFL: Buffalo 23, Miami 21

MIAMI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Dan Carpenter kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the game after Buffalo's defense forced a fumble Sunday, elevating the Bills over Miami 23-21.

Lawyers trade charges in Mario Williams' suit against ex-fiance

HOUSTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams is suing former fiance Erin Marzouki in an effort to get the engagement ring back, court documents show.

Bills' Williams sues ex-fiancee for $785,000 engagement ring

HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has sued his former fiancee for the return of a $785,000, 10-carat diamond engagement ring, court documents said.

Texans lose linebacker Williams for year

HOUSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Houston Texans linebacker Mario Williams has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Monday.
Rourke to attend 'WrestleMania'

Rourke to attend 'WrestleMania'

HOUSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Mickey Rourke, who earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of a pro grappler in "The Wrestler," is to attend a WrestleMania show in Houston, organizers said.

NFL: Houston 30, Jacksonville 17

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Mario Williams' three sacks and a forced fumble and Steve Slaton's 130 yards rushing and two scores powered Houston's 30-17 win over Jacksonville Monday night.

Cleo Lemon earns AFC weekly honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Miami quarterback Cleo Lemon Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing a game-winning touchdown pass last Sunday against Baltimore.

NFL: Houston 31, Denver 13

HOUSTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Sage Rosenfels ran for a score, threw a touchdown pass and led the Houston Texans to their third straight win Thursday, 31-13 over Denver.

NFL: Houston 20, Kansas City 3

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Schaub threw for 225 yards and a touchdown in his first game as Houston quarterback Sunday, as the Texans defeated Kansas City, 20-3.

Bills lineman McCargo has fractured foot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle John McCargo suffered a foot frcture in Sunday's loss to Chicago and is scheduled to have surgery.

NFL: Houston 27, St. Louis 20

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Vernand Morency rushed 11 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Houston to a 27-20 pre-season victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Casserly steps down as Texans' GM

HOUSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Charley Casserly resigned Wednesday as general manager of the NFL's Houston Texans.

A surprise No. 1 pick at the NFL Draft

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Defensive end Mario Williams of North Carolina State was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft.
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Mario Williams
No. 1 pick in the 2006 National Football League draft Mario Williams, center of North Carolina chosen by the Houston Texans, poses on April 29, 2006 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Mario Jerrel Williams (born January 31, 1985 in Richlands, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was selected first overall by the Texans in the 2006 NFL Draft, being the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be chosen as the first overall pick. He played college football at North Carolina State University.

While playing in the ACC for North Carolina State under coach Chuck Amato, Williams played the defensive end position. He was a "blue chip" recruit coming out of Richlands High School, and he did not disappoint, starting at DE all three seasons. He recorded 175 tackles and 25.5 sacks in his 36 game career. In 2005, he was named to SI.com's All-American team and also to the All-ACC first team.

During the 2005 season, he started 12 games, recording 62 total tackles with 24 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 15 hurries, a safety and a blocked kick. He maintained a 3.68 grade point average and according to reports, he would often be seen studying in the library on Friday and Saturday nights.

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