Friday, April 23, 2010

Ben Tate a Texan....

Ben Tate, running back from Auburn was selected by the Texans today. Tate, who improved his stock in the NFL draft with an outstanding performance at the NFL combine was selected Friday night, 58th overall in the second round by the Houston Texans.

Tate, 5'11" and 220 lbs ran for 1362 yards and 10 TD's as a senior and also finished his Auburn career with well over 3000 yards rushing with 3321 total, including 24 TD's and finished 5th all-time on Auburn's storied rushing list.

Tate joins Steve Slaton, Chris Brown, Arian Foster, Chris Henry and Ryan Moats on a Texans squad that ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing last season. Starter Steve Slaton was injured early in the season last year and the Texans had trouble finding a running back capable of being a marquee back. Tate hopes to become that player for the Texans and should help bolster their ground attack immediately. At the very least, Tate should get his chance and plenty of reps in the rotation when the NFL season begins this fall.

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