Roy Lopez
Lopez in 2021
No. 91 – Houston Texans
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-07) August 7, 1997 (age 24)
Tempe, Arizona
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Mesquite (Gilbert, Arizona)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:31
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Roy Jacob Lopez[1] (born August 7, 1997) is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona and was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.[2]

College career

Lopez was ranked as a two–star recruit by coming out of high school.[3] He committed to New Mexico State on August 23, 2016.[4] Lopez broke his leg in the first week of the 2019 season and returned only briefly at the end of the season. He was granted a fifth year of eligibility and transferred to Arizona on July 19, 2020.[5]

Professional career

Lopez was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round with the 195th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft on May 1, 2021.[6] On May 12, 2021, Lopez officially signed with the Texans.[7] During a November 7, 2021 game against the Miami Dolphins, he sacked quarterback Jacoby Brissett and later recovered a fumble forced by teammate Kamu Grugier-Hill.[8] They were the first sack and first takeaway of his professional career.[9]

Personal life

Lopez is of Mexican-American descent. His mother and several other members of his family are police officers.[10]


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  2. ^ Kelapire, Ryan. "Arizona defensive tackle Roy Lopez selected by Texans in 6th round of NFL Draft". Arizona Desert Storm.
  3. ^ "Roy Lopez III Recruiting Profile".
  4. ^ "Roy Lopez 247".
  5. ^ Groves, Jason. "New Mexico State transfer Roy Lopez lands at Arizona". Las Cruces Sun News.
  6. ^ Flores, Carlos. "2021 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Select Roy Lopez With The 195th Pick". Battle Red Blog.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Pick Signings: 5/12/21". Pro Football Rumors.
  8. ^ "Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins - November 7th, 2021". sports Reference. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Roy Lopez 2021 Game Log". Sports Reference. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  10. ^ Sidhu, Deepl (December 2, 2021). "Roy Lopez chooses Latino Peace Officers Association for #MyCauseMyCleats". Houston Texans. Retrieved January 20, 2022.