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Covington lone Canadian taken in NFL draft

Rice defensive tackle Christian Covington (1) chases Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Point, N.Y., on Oct. 11, 2014. Christian Covington doesn't have to go far to begin his pro football career. The Rice defensive lineman went in the sixth round, No. 216 overall, to the Houston Texans in the NFL draft Saturday. The school is roughly five kilometres from NRG Stadium, the club's home venue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hans Pennink

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