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Houston Texans newest wide receiver, Damon Hazelton

Jessica Yang

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HOUSTON, TX — Houston Texans have recently shared the profile of their newest wide receiver Damon Hazelton.

Damon Hazelton is a Baltimore, Maryland native. He finished his collegiate career as a graduate transfer at the University of Missouri. He has signed as a college free agent on May 14, 2021. Hazelton played in eight games during his lone season in the 2020 campaign with the Tigers, scored 30 receptions for 399 yards of 13.2 average and one touchdown.

In 2015, the 6 foot 3, 215 pounds wide receiver was designated as a senior wide receiver by second-team all-state and all-metro. Before the achievement, he aided the Indians' triumph on back-to-back Class 3A in 2013 and 2014 as a running back.

He was a freshman at Ball State University in 2016 when he won the John Hodge Award, an acknowledgement for the Ball State's top freshman. Hazelton brought the team with four touchdown receptions and finished second on the team with 51 receptions and 505 receiving yards with an average of 9.9 in a total of 11 games with seven starts.

In 2018, Hazelton led the team with 51 receptions for 802 yards receiving and eight touchdowns, as well as got the second-team All-ACC honors for his performance in 2018. He caught a touchdown pass in five straight games in advance, the same record with Isaiah Ford, the previous school's wide receiver.

At Virginia Tech, Hazelton had spent three seasons from 2017 to 2019 but sat out the 2017 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules. He got the 2019 honorable mention of All-ACC honors while he was with the Hokies, after notching a team-high eight receiving touchdowns and recording 31 catches for 527 yards receiving with an average of 17.0.

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