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Eagles pick UT’s Jordan Hicks in third round of NFL Draft

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University of Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks, top, had a career-high 147 tackles last season. He was drafted by Philadelphia in the third round Friday night.
University of Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks, top, had a career-high 147 tackles last season. He was drafted by Philadelphia in the third round Friday night. AP

The Philadelphia Eagles selected University of Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday night at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Hicks earned second-team spots on two All-American Teams last season after posting a career-high 147 tackles, including 13 for loss.

Hicks (6-1, 236) missed most of the 2012 and 203 seasons with hip and Achilles injuries, but impressed scouts with his speed and change-of-direction skills.

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