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  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 7:30 PM CDT Texans at Steelers The Texans travel to face the Steelers.
  • Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

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BWTB: J.J. Watt's Combine

Posted Feb 19, 2014

J.J. Watt's performance at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine was a harbinger of the great things to come in his career.

Three years into his career, J.J. Watt has a pair of first-team All-Pro selections to go along with his 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year trophy.

He showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie campaign of 2011, flourishing in December and in the playoff contests against the Bengals and Ravens.

When the Texans selected him 11th overall in the Draft that year, it came as a mild surprise. At the time, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' plans to move Mario Williams from defensive end to outside linebacker weren't known, so it looked like Houston would have a logjam at the position with Antonio Smith on board as well.

But based on what Watt accomplished in Indianapolis that February at the NFL Scouting Combine, it wasn't a huge suprise. In addition to wowing the Texans in face-to-face interviews, Watt put on a show in drills.

He threw up 34 reps on the bench press, the fourth-best mark in that drill amongst defensive linemen.

He was second in his position group that year in the vertical leap, able to sky 37 inches.

His 10-foot broak jump was third-best in the d-line group.

Watt's 6.88 second mark in the 3-cone drill was tied for second.

He was second-best in the 20-yard shuttle run, completing it in 4.21 seconds.

While he was "only" able to clock a 4.84 in the 40-yard dash, placing him 15th in his position group, the eye-popping display he put on in other five categories solidified Watt as a superb athlete, if nothing else.

While many are quick to cite his "motor" and "hustle" and all-around good attitude, don't ever let anyone discount his athleticism.

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