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Texans sweep rookie awards with Anderson, Stroud

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Houston Texans defensive end Will Anderson was named Defensive Rookie of the Year on Thursday.

The Texans swept the rookie awards with quarterback C.J. Stroud being named Offensive Rookie of the Year. It's the second season in a row that one team has taken home both honors after New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson and cornerback Sauce Gardner won them last year.

Anderson posted seven sacks, 10 tackles for loss, and 22 quarterback hits in 15 games (13 starts) after being selected No. 3 out of Alabama. The edge rusher was named to the Pro Bowl in his first season.

His most productive game came in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos. The 6-foot-4, 243-pounder finished the 22-17 win with five total tackles (two for loss), a pair of sacks, four quarterback hits, and a pass deflection.

Anderson captured 16 first-place and 21 second-place votes, per The Associated Press' Rob Maaddi. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Kobie Turner both earned 14 first-place ballots but received 14 and six second-place votes, respectively.

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