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Top pick Clowney signs with Texans

Top pick Clowney signs with Texans

The Houston Texans' top draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney, runs during a drill at a rookie football minicamp Friday, May 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Photo: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

The team didn’t release any details on the contract. Clowney, a defensive end who will be converted to a linebacker in Houston’s 3-4 defensive scheme, had 130 tackles, including 47 for losses and 24 sacks in three seasons at South Carolina. He also set a school record by forcing nine fumbles in his career.

The Texans hope the 6-foot-5, 266-pound Clowney will pair with 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to create one of the most fearsome pass rushes in the NFL.

He’s the third top overall pick in team history. Houston selected quarterback David Carr in 2002 and defensive end Mario Williams in 2006.

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