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Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown heard his name called in the NFL Draft on Friday night, as the Dallas Cowboys selected the Arp (Texas) native with the 90th overall pick in the third round. Overshown, a converted safety to linebacker, played five seasons at Texas and started in 33 games. In his time on the Forty Acres he amassed 249 tackles (136 solo), nine sacks, 30.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions. Last season he was an All-Big 12 First Team selection and a Butkus Award Semifinalist.
Overshown became the 12th Texas player drafted by the Dallas Cowboys all-time. Prior to Demarvion's selection, offensive lineman Connor Williams was the last Longhorn drafted by Jerry Jones and the Cowboys (2018).
Paxton Anderson who is Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones' grandson and is a walk-on receiver at Texas, spoke highly of Overshown's on and off-field talent to his grandfather. When Overshown got the call he said Jones mentioned it.
"At first it just started off, ‘Hey DeMarvion, how are you doing? It’s Jerry with the Cowboys.’ Then he was saying how (Longhorn teammate and Jerry Jones’s grandson) Paxton (Anderson) talked really good about me. Even when I went on my visit, the first thing he said was, ‘You’re an A+ before we even talk about football because of how my grandson talked about you and the type of person you are.’
Overshown becomes the second Texas Longhorn to be drafted this year, following running back Bijan Robinson who was the 8th pick overall by the Atlanta Falcons.