The Houston Texans selected Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Crick was the 126th overall pick.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Crick entered the year as a Sports Illustrated cover boy and a potential first-round pick, but finished with 22 tackles and one sack in an injury-shortened 2012 season. He missed the last seven games of the year after tearing a pectoral muscle. Crick also missed the Wyoming game because of concussion-like symptoms. In 2011, he had 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.
Crick, who played tackle at NU, is projected to play end for the Texans.
Linebacker Lavonte David was the first Husker selected, going in the second round to Tampa Bay. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was drafted in the seventh round by the New England Patriots.