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Texans Pick Kalambayi | Outside linebacker joins Reid in Houston

Posted April 29, 2018 by in

ARLINGTON, Texas – Two-time team captain Peter Kalambayi was selected by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Kalambayi was the 40th pick of the sixth round.

Kalambayi is the second Cardinal drafted by the Texans, joining third-round choice Justin Reid.

Kalambayi totaled 61 tackles as a fifth-year senior in 2017, bringing his career total 190. Kalambayi accounted for 18.5 sacks and seven passes defended throughout his career.

Kalambayi earned a starting role for 13 games in 2016, posting 45 stops, six for loss, and 3.5 sacks.

Kalambayi did not play in 2013, but took an important role as a pass rusher the following year (32 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 6.5 sacks in 13 games). He was again a key reserve in 2015, compiling 52 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, and three pass breakups.

Kalambayi, a communication major from Matthews, North Carolina, was a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

— #GoStanford —

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