NFL Texans Cornerback Kareem Jackson

Houston Texans have reached a contract agreement with cornerback Kareem Jackson, the team’s number one pick (20th overall) from Alabama in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He played in 41 career games with the Crimson Tide, starting all but one.

Jackson had 159 tackles (106 solo) that included eight tackles for loss. He also deflected 29 passes during his college career and had five interceptions.

His 29 pass deflections rank fourth on Alabama’s all-time list and his 13 pass-breakups in 2009 are seventh best in school history.

During his career with the Crimson Tide Jackson also forced one fumble, recovered one fumble, and blocked two kicks.

In 2009 Jackson led an Alabama secondary that was second in the nation in pass efficiency defense allowing an average of 90.43 yards per game.

Also in 2009 he ranked fifth in the SEC in passes defended (10) and tied for third in pass breakups (13).

Once again Texans general manager Rick Smith opens training camp Friday with all of his 2010 draft picks under contract.