Former Mean Green OL Elex Woodworth joining Houston Texans

By Armando Barry

Elex Woodworth is the second Mean Green player of this year’s NFL draft class to knab a pro contract. Around 8:30 pm last night, it was announced the undrafted free agent inked a deal with the Houston Texans. In his athletic career at North Texas, the Mesquite native made 45 career starts at both left guard and tackle out of 48 games played. Woodworth’s work on the football field was undeniable as he improved from an All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2017 to earning second team All-Conference honors, as a junior, in 2018.

Woodworth anchored an O-Line which protected a Mean Green offense that was ranked among the top three scoring offenses in C-USA for the past three years.

During the two years Woodworth earned conference honors, the Mean Green played some of their best football, achieving an above .600 winning percentage, 2 nine conference win seasons, and playing in bowl games both years. Besides the results on the field, Woodworth applied his leadership to more than just Mean Green football. He became a member of the team’s leadership council his senior year while completing a B.S. in Integrative Studies. With only being a day past the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft, we should expect to see more of the Mean Green football family receive a call soon to start their new NFL journey. Photos courtesy of Mean Green Athletics