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Jalen Pitre drafted by Houston Texans; first Baylor player selected in NFL draft

Belton native Logan Hall drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FILE - Baylor safety Jalen Pitre shouts to teammates in the first half of an NCAA college...
FILE - Baylor safety Jalen Pitre shouts to teammates in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Nov. 27, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)(Jerry Larson | AP)
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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(KWTX) - With the fifth pick in the second round of the NFL draft, the Houston Texans selected Baylor defensive back Jalen Pitre.

The Baylor standout was the 37th overall pick in the draft.

Pitre led the Big 12 with 17.5 tackles for loss as part of his 70 total tackles last season.

He also added three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Logan Hall, a native of Belton, Texas who played collegiate football at the University of Houston, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first pick in the second round of the draft. Hall was the 33rd pick overall.

Houston defensive lineman Logan Hall (92) lines up against SMU during the second half of an...
Houston defensive lineman Logan Hall (92) lines up against SMU during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)(JUSTIN REX | AP)

Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round with the fiftieth pick.

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