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UH’s Tomme Mark invited to Texans’ prospect day

University of Houston defensive tackle Tomme Mark has been invited to the Texans’ local prospect day.

Mark is a 6-foot-2, 305-pounder from Lufkin who started every game last season for the Cougars, who defeated Florida State in the Peach Bowl.

Mark played in 49 games in four seasons and played immediately as a true freshman. He had 50 career tackles, a half-sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and five tackles for losses.

Mark ran the 40-yard dash in 5.16 seconds at the Cougars’ Pro Day workout where he did drills for the Arizona Cardinals and other NFL teams.

Mark led the defensive line with 36 tackles and has three tackles for losses. He had four tackles in a win over Temple in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

As a junior, Mark recorded seven tackles. He was a starter as a sophomore and had 25 tackles, 1 1/2 for losses, one forced fumble and an interception.

He started one game as a freshman and played in 10 games with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Mark was a first-team Texas all-state selection in high school and named his district Defensive Player of the Year.

He had 53 tackles, 17 for losses, seven sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior.

He also played basketball and was a thrower on the track and field team.

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