Jalen Pitre on Texans coach DeMeco Ryans, and his background with 49ers All-Pro safety Talanoa Hufanga : ‘It’s live, you can tell the energy is real’
Instinctive, hard-hitting and having an innate ability to find and react to the football, Texans safety Jalen Pitre emerged as one of the top rookies in the NFL last season.
Texans rookie Jalen Pitre connects with, supports Texans fan’s son who was bullied at school: ‘It meant the world, whenever I can lend a helping hand’
When Texans fan Blake Marshall contacted Jalen Pitre about his son, Mason, dealing with bullying at school, he asked the standout rookie safety if he would be be willing to wish him a happy birthday to lift his spirits.
Texans’ defense holds its own against Derrick Henry, makes key plays in victory: ‘Finally got over the hump’
Derrick Henry busted through an arm tackle attempt from defensive tackle Thomas Booker, loped past safety Jalen Pitre when he whiffed as he dove at his cleats and accelerated away from defensive backs Tavierre Thomas and Desmond King on his pathway to the end zone.
Texans’ top defensive effort squandered in loss to Browns: ‘Not good enough’
Roy Lopez celebrated raucously in the end zone, thoroughly enjoying the moment. The Texans’ defensive tackle swarmed Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb for a safety, bringing him to the ground after defensive tackle Maliek Collins and linebacker Christian Harris’ penetration slowed Chubb down and allowed Lopez to finish the play.
A rusty Deshaun Watson booed relentlessly in debut for Browns, still earns victory over Texans
Deshaun Watson got hit hard by defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour as he released the football, and he didn’t see Jalen Pitre waiting in coverage, reading his eyes. The Texans’ rookie safety alertly intercepted Watson in the end zone when he tried to force a pass over the middle to wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Texans rookie Jalen Pitre, Wade Smith give back at Chinese Community Center
Texans rookie safety Jalen Pitre and retired Pro Bowl offensive guard Wade Smith gave back at the Chinese Community Center, awarding a $25,000 grant to the United Way of Greater Houston’s 2-1-1 Help Line and three of its agencies.
Texans rookie Jalen Pitre on hunger for first win of season: ‘We’re starving right now’
Winless at 0-2-1 heading into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium, the Texans’ last victory was Dec. 26, 2001, over a depleted Chargers squad dealing with multiple COVID-19 cases among their key players.
No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt
Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral looked on from the sideline.
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.