Jalen Pitre named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Dec 24, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre (5) takes a knee after intercepting a Hail Mary attempt to end the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Pitre named to PFWA All-Rookie team

The Houston Texans’ second-round pick in the 2022 draft was the only Houston player named to the squad.

On Tuesday, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) released their 2022 All-Rookie team, including Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre.

Pitre led all rookies with 147 tackles, ranking 11th in the NFL this season. His 147 tackles are the second most in franchise history among rookies (DeMeco Ryans 156, 2006). Pitre was the only rookie this season to post five games of double-digit tackles; no other rookie had more than three.

Pitre also finished the season with five interceptions, tied for second-most among rookies this season and the second-most by a rookie in Texans history (Dunta Robinson 6, 2004).

The PFWA All-Rookie team:


QB: Brock Purdy – SF

RB: Tyler Allgeier – ATL; Kenneth Walker III – SEA

WR: Chris Olave – NO; Garrett Wilson – NYJ

TE: Chigoziem Okonkwo – TEN

OT: Braxton Jones – CHI; Tyler Smith – DAL

OG: Zion Smith – LAC; Dylan Parham – LV

C: Tyler Linderbaum – BAL


DL: Jordan Davis – PHI; Aidan Hutchinson – DET; George Karlaftis – KC; Kayvon Thibodeaux – NYG

LB: Devin Lloyd – JAX; Malcolm Rodriguez – DET; Quay Walker – GB

CB: Ahmad Gardner – NYJ; Tariq Woolen – SEA

S: Jalen Pitre – HOU; Kyle Hamilton – BAL


PK: Cameron Dicker – LAC

P: Ryan Stonehouse – TEN

KR: Dallis Flowers – IND

PR: Marcus Jones – NE

ST: Brendan Schooler – NE

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