Christian Coral Cleveland Covington (born October 16, 1993) is a Canadian professional American football defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Rice.
|No. 95 – Dallas Cowboys|
|Born:||October 16, 1993|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Vancouver (BC) College Prep|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 216|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019|
Covington was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Vancouver College. His father, Grover Covington played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. During his prep career at Vancouver College, he had 276 tackles and 38 sacks. Covington committed to Rice University to play college football.
After redshirting for Rice University in 2011, Covington played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He had 43 tackles and five sacks. As a sophomore in 2013, Covington was named first-team All–Conference USA after recording 59 tackles and four sacks. As a junior in 2014, he played in only seven games due to injuries.
Covington was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, 216th overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the BC Lions with the 43rd pick of the 2015 CFL Draft. In 15 games of his rookie season in 2015, Covington had 2 sacks on 8 tackles.
In Week 8 of the 2017 season, Covington suffered a torn bicep and was ruled out the rest of the season.
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- Rick Kupchuk. "Covington goes to Rice". Peace Arch News.
- "Rice could lose NT Covington for extended period with leg injury". Houston Chronicle.
- "Rice's Christian Covington has season-ending knee surgery". Sports Update.
- "Likely return of Covington could boost Rice's aspirations in 2015". Houston Chronicle.
- "Rice DT Christian Covington will enter 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com.
- "Canadian DT Covington will declare early for NFL Draft". TSN.
- Dougherty, Drew (May 2, 2015). ""Dream come true" for Rice D-lineman". HoustonTexans.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- Sidhu, Deepi (October 30, 2017). "Christian Covington out for season". HoustonTexans.com.
- Sidhu, Deepi (March 14, 2019). "Cowboys Agree To 1-Year Deal With DL Covington". DallasCowboys.com.