Derek Cox

Bears take W&M's DeAndre Houston-Carson in 6th round

Bears take W&M's DeAndre Houston-Carson in 6th round

William and Mary's DeAndre Houston-Carson, whose switch from cornerback to free safety added versatility to an already impressive resume, was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

Houston-Carson, the 185th overall pick, got the call shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Many analysts had projected him as a third-round pick, but Houston-Carson said two weeks ago that he only knew he wouldn't be taken in the first round.

Houston-Carson, who had planned to spend the weekend with his family in Fredericksburg, couldn’t be reached for comment Saturday.

Houston-Carson was the third defensive back taken by the Bears on Saturday. Chicago also selected...

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