The fourth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft already saw one Spartan picked in Kirk Cousins, and 19 picks later, another came off the board.
The Houston Texans took wide receiver Keshawn Martin with the 26th pick (121 overall) of the fourth round.
“Proud to be a texans thank u everyone for the support,” Martin posted on his Twitter.
The Texans also drafted a wide receiver in the third round, when they took Ohio State’s DeVier Posey.
Martin will be brought in with the ability to help the Texans in the special teams game. The Texans ranked No. 30 in the NFL in kickoff return yards (seventh in yards per attempt) in 2011 and fifth in punt return yards (15th in yards per attempt).
Houston had just one specials teams touchdown in 2011, a punt return.
Martin scored touchdowns in a variety of ways as a Spartan — receiving, rushing, passing and special teams — for a total of 18 in his career. He had 1,174 yards receiving on 127 receptions for 10 of his touchdowns.
He also was 8-of-9 passing in his career, throwing for two touchdowns and 540 yards.