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    Former NFL Star Mario Williams Selling $8.5M Houston Mansion, George Bridges/Getty Images

    The former NFL defensive end Mario Williams has tossed his Houston mansion onto the market. His grand home can now be yours for $8.45 million.

    The first pick in the 2006 NFL Draft purchased the swanky spot for $6.25 million in 2007, after his rookie season with Houston Texans. He had the dough to spend—he signed a six-year, $54 million contract with the Texans shortly after being drafted.

    Set on 1.42 acres, the Mediterranean-style spread, built in 2006, features almost 13,000 feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and five half-bathrooms.

    “Own a piece of NFL history,” the listing trumpets. And aside from its sports connection, the estate is quite an eyeful.

    The floor plan boasts dramatic staircases, vaulted ceilings, and a palatial layout. The Old World style combines modern finishes, such as the top-of-the-line appliances in the huge kitchen, with travertine and marble, wood cabinets, and a breakfast room.

    Just adjacent, a family room with a stone-surround fireplace features exposed, beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The home also has a formal living room with a fireplace and built-ins, and a separate formal dining room with chandeliers.

    Other perks include an office, a bar, climate-controlled wine room, and a home theater with tiered seating. A billiard-room is decorated with Williams’ sports memorabilia.

    The primary bedroom suite features a stark white dressing room with 360-degree mirrors, and has two custom closets, one with wood shelving, the other with white built-ins, topped with a glitzy chandelier.

    The en suite bathroom, with dual vanities and a separate tub and shower, is also monogrammed with the letter “W” on the floor.

    A third story features a flexible space with a self-contained guest apartment, as well as open space that could be used for a gym, playroom, or workspace.

    The grounds—billed as having hosted “many a star-studded party”—are an ideal setting for entertaining guests.

    The resort-style pool comes with a swim-up bar, waterfalls, Jacuzzi, slide, and fire features. A covered deck has room for a dining area and space to lounge. An auto collection is easily housed in the nine-car garage.

    Now 36, Williams, who starred in college at North Carolina State University, played with the Texans and the Buffalo Bills, and last had a stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2016.

    The four-time Pro Bowler was the first defensive player in NFL history to sign a $100 million contract, back in 2012.

    Krista Mcgowen with Nextgen Real Estate Properties holds the listing.

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