Jalen Pitre
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Pitre with Baylor in 2021
No. 5 – Houston Texans
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-03) June 3, 1999 (age 23)
Stafford, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Stafford (Stafford, Texas)
College:Baylor (2017–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2022
Total tackles:139
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jalen Pitre (/ˈptri/ PEE-tree; born June 3, 1999) is an American football safety for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor and in 2021, he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus All-American.

High school career

Pitre attended Stafford High School in Stafford, Texas. He committed to Baylor University to play college football.[1][2]

College career

As a true freshman at Baylor in 2017, Pitre started eight of 12 games, recording 37 tackles and one sack.[3] As a sophomore he started one of 13 games and had 11 tackles. In 2019, he played in four games and took a redshirt. He finished the season with 12 tackles. As a redshirt junior in 2020, Pitre started all nine games, recording 60 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks.[4] He returned as a starter in 2021 and was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.15 s 6.74 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[6][7]

Houston Texans

Pitre was selected by the Houston Texans with the 37th overall pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.[8] He recorded his first two professional interceptions in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.[9]


  1. ^ Verdejo Jr., Angel (December 9, 2016). "Stafford's Jalen Pitre signs early with Baylor". Chron. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  2. ^ Auerbach, Nicole (January 12, 2017). "Jalen Pitre, Baylor recruit who did not decommit, never wavered". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Cherry, Brice (August 30, 2017). "Unwavering commitment: Baylor's Pitre getting his shot as a starter". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  4. ^ Werner, John (October 1, 2020). "Baylor fan favorite Pitre making his mark on the field". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Werner, John (November 25, 2021). "Pitre's loyalty to Baylor pays off big". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "Jalen Pitre Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  7. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Jalen Pitre, Baylor NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  8. ^ "With the 37th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, we select DB Jalen Pitre from Baylor". houstontexans.com. April 29, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  9. ^ "Houston Texans at Chicago Bears - September 25th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.