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Former Alabama LB Henry To’oto’o has rookie number for Texans

Alabama linebacker Henry To'oto'o during the second half of the Iron Bowl versus Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2022
Marvin Gentry - USA Today Sports

Alabama had two linebackers selected by the Houston Texans in the NFL Draft.

Will Anderson Jr., an outside linebacker, got taken at No. 3 overall.

RELATED: Houston Texans announce Will Anderson’s jersey number for rookie season

Henry To’oto’o, an inside linebacker, got called off the board in the fifth round. To’oto’o, a former Tennessee transfer, finished second for Alabama’s defense in total tackles (94). He collected eight stops for loss, 2.5 sacks, and a quarterback hurry. He had a team-high 113 tackles in 2021, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble.

He will wear No. 39 for the Texans under head coach DeMeco Ryans.

To’oto’o helped the Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2021 and an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory in 2022.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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