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Former Alief Taylor, Wake Forest star Duke Ejiofor shining for Texans

Former Alief Taylor, Wake Forest star Duke Ejiofor shining for Texans
Ejiofor, who was taken with the 177th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Photo courtesy of Vype

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Duke Ejiofor is making his presence known.

With only 53 spots available on an NFL active roster, every single time a player can get their name being mentioned amongst that group is a good day - especially when they were a sixth round pick in the last NFL Draft.

The former Alief Taylor High School and Wake Forest star has done just that in his rookie NFL Training Camp.

Against the San Francisco 49ers, Ejiofor made his presence felt on the opening kickoff when he made a crushing open field tackle to stop Richie James Jr. in his tracks at the 22.

Ejiofor finished with two special teams tackles and one tackle and another tackle for loss in the Texans' 16-13 preseason victory.

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