Louis Nix

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Louis Nix III
Louis Nix 2014.JPG
Nix in the 2014 NFL preseason.
No. 92     Houston Texans
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-31) July 31, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 331 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Raines
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Nix III (born July 31, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Nix calls himself "Irish Chocolate".[1][2]

High school career[edit]

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Nix attended William M. Raines High School, where he played football, basketball and competed in track & field. In high school football, he was an All-State defensive lineman. He recorded 50 tackles and 10 sacks as senior in 2009, and was named an all-First Coast pick as defensive lineman by the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville. He tallied 19 combined sacks as a sophomore and junior in 2007 and 2008 helped Raines High School to 7–4 record and appearance in Florida state playoffs as sophomore in 2007. He also played basketball at William Raines. He was selected to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.[3]

Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Nix was ranked as the No. 7 defensive tackle of his class.[4] He accepted a scholarship offer from Notre Dame over offers from Miami (FL), Florida State and Florida.

College career[edit]

After not playing as a freshman in 2010, Nix started 11 games as a sophomore in 2011, recording 45 tackles. In 2012, Nix started 11 out of 13 games, recording 50 tackles, including seven and a half for a loss, and two sacks. On December 17, 2012, Nix announced he would return to Notre Dame for his senior season.[5][6]

In 2013, Nix started the first 7 games of the season, before sitting out games against Air Force and Navy as he was dealing with knee tendinitis. He returned the following week in a game against Pittsburgh. On November 21, 2013, after having arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, it was announced he would miss the remainder of the season plus the bowl game.[7] He finished his senior season with 27 tackles, including two for loss.

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

On December 6, 2013, Nix signed with agents Todd France and Brian Ayrault.[8] He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[9]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 38 in 331 lb 33 in 9 78 in 5.42 s 1.85 s 8.29 s 25 12 in 8 ft 1 in
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Houston Texans[edit]

2014: Rookie Season[edit]

On May 16, 2014, Nix was signed to a $2.85 million contract by the Texans, including a signing bonus of $575,252.[11] Nix underwent a second knee surgery during the off-season and missed workouts as well as most of training camp. His rookie season prematurely came to a stop without being able to play any games in the NFL in 2014 as he underwent a third knee surgery on September 24, 2014.


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