Just a few months after losing Mario Williams to free agency, the Houston Texans made Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The significance of that isn't lost on Mercilus.

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  • Former Illini linebacker Whitney Mercilus shares touching story of lost/found pets
    If you’re a pet owner, you hope to never experience what Whitney Mercilus had to go through this weekend. The former Illinois and current Houston Texans linebacker was without his two dogs, Rocky and Princess. They had apparently escaped when he let ...
    05/27/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Roommates in college, Texans' Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other
    Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire Apart for four seasons after college, Allen and Mercilus reunited in March. The Texans signed Allen to a four-year deal worth $28 million so they could replace right guard Brandon Brooks, who departed in free agency.
    05/25/2016 - 12:21 am | View Link
  • Roommates in college, Texans' Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other
    Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire Apart for four seasons after college, Allen and Mercilus reunited in March. The Texans signed Allen to a four-year deal worth $28 million so they could replace right guard Brandon Brooks, who departed in free agency.
    05/25/2016 - 12:06 am | View Link
  • Texans player projection: Linebacker Whitney Mercilus
    We here at the Toro Times have begun to break down those players and predict what their season will look like for the Texans. Today we look at a key member of the defensive unit, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the recent recipient of a four-year ...
    07/16/2015 - 9:11 am | View Link
  • Houston Texans: It’s Time For Whitney Mercilus To Step Up
    Between those two first round picks, the Texans are expected to have one of the most lethal pass rushes in the NFL. To Mercilus’ fortune and to Clowney’s misfortune being the latest victim of the NRG Stadium turf, Mercilus was given the playing time ...
    09/23/2014 - 1:50 am | View Link
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