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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.

Christian Covington
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No. 95 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 (age 25)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Vancouver (BC) College Prep
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 216
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Total tackles:67
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

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.[1] During his prep career at Vancouver College, he had 276 tackles and 38 sacks. Covington committed to Rice University to play college football.[2][3]

College careerEdit

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.[4][5][6]

After his junior season, Covington entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Covington was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, 216th overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft.[9] 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.[10]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On March 14, 2019, Covington signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.[11]


  1. ^ Corey Roepken (December 11, 2012). "Rice's Covington sets out to excel apart from famous father". Houston Chronicle.
  2. ^ "Grover Covington's son to join Rice Owls - Vancouver Sun". Vancouver Sun.
  3. ^ Rick Kupchuk. "Covington goes to Rice". Peace Arch News.
  4. ^ "Rice could lose NT Covington for extended period with leg injury". Houston Chronicle.
  5. ^ "Rice's Christian Covington has season-ending knee surgery". Sports Update.
  6. ^ "Likely return of Covington could boost Rice's aspirations in 2015". Houston Chronicle.
  7. ^ "Rice DT Christian Covington will enter 2015 NFL Draft".
  8. ^ "Canadian DT Covington will declare early for NFL Draft". TSN.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Drew (May 2, 2015). ""Dream come true" for Rice D-lineman". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  10. ^ Sidhu, Deepi (October 30, 2017). "Christian Covington out for season".
  11. ^ Sidhu, Deepi (March 14, 2019). "Cowboys Agree To 1-Year Deal With DL Covington".

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