Overview
Connor Barwin is a defensive end for the Houston Texans, who selected him with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Barwin is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 255 pounds.
Prep Career
As a senior at University of Detroit Jesuit High School (MI), Barwin was a first-team All-State selection. He was also the offensive and defensive MVP on his high school team. In 2004 Barwin was a two-star recruit as a tight end according to Rivals.com.
College Tight End
During his first three years at Cincinnati, Barwin lined up at tight end. Through his junior year, Barwin had 53 receptions for 692 yards and six touchdowns. Prior to the 2008 season, Cincinnati made the decision to switch Barwin to defensive end.
Senior Year
As a senior, Barwin led the Bearcats with 11 sacks and helped lead the team to its first Big East Conference championship and its first trip to a BCS Bowl. He was named to the 2008 All-Big East First Team. Following his senior year, Barwin was selected to play in the Senior Bowl where he made one tackle for the North team.
NFL Career
Barwin was selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Before the 2009 season, Barwin signed a four-year contract with Houston.
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