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    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
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    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

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    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
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    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
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    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

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BWTB: Texans on National Signing Day

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Since it's National Signing Day, we looked back at where many of the current players on the Houston Texas roster were ranked coming out of high school.

Happy National Signing Day.

For thousands (maybe millions) of college football fans, it’s a bit like Christmas morning. Via fax, colleges around the nation find out which high school seniors--and sometimes junior college standouts--have signed with the program.

Once upon a time, the players making up the current Houston Texans’ roster went through this rite of passage. We touched on it here last year, and also did a slideshow about it.

Relying mainly on the rankings provided by Rivals.com, we came up with some fun findings. The team’s two best players, Pro Bowlers Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt, were on opposite ends of the spectrum coming out of high school.

While the Rivals database we searched only goes back to 2002, Johnson would’ve likely been a 5-star receiver. After all, if you look at his college bio page he was a Parade All-American when he joined Miami in 1999, and was the Sporting News’ top-ranked wide receiver in that class.

Watt, meanwhile, was a 2-star tight end recruit who signed with Central Michigan. In late 2006 he was set to be a Minnesota Golden Gopher under then-head coach Glen Mason. But things changed when Texas Tech stormed back from a 31-point third quarter deficit in the Insight Bowl to win, 44-41. Mason was fired shortly thereafter, and Watt switched his commitment. He spent 2007 as a Chippewa, transferred to Wisconsin and flourished in 2009 and 2010 as a defensive end.

Ultimately, however, Watt didn't give much credence to the ranking system and tweeted this out last year on National Signing Day.

Last year's Texans rookie class was highlighted by first-round wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, second-round safety D.J. Swearinger and sixth-round tight end Ryan Griffin. Respectively, that trio had four, three and two stars coming out of high school.

The only Texans' 5-star recruit according to Rivals.com, was wide receiver DeVier Posey. From Cincinnati’s LaSalle High School, he signed on to be a Buckeye at Ohio State in 2008.

Here's a look back at how some of the Texans stacked up, star-wise according to Rivals.com, on the first Wednesday in February.

OFFENSE

RATING NAME HIGH SCHOOL CITY COLLEGE
5 Star WR DeVier Posey LaSalle H.S. Cincinnati, OH Ohio State
4 Star WR DeAndre Hopkins D.W. Daniel H.S. Central, SC Clemson
3 Star RB Arian Foster Mission Bay H.S. San Diego, CA Tennessee
3 Star LT Duane Brown Hermitage H.S. Richmond, VA Virginia Tech
3 Star RG Brandon Brooks Riverside University H.S. Milwaukee, WI Miami (OH)
3 Star WR Keshawn Martin John Glenn H.S. Westland, MI Michigan State
3 Star RG Ben Jones Bibb County H.S. Centreville, AL Georgia
2 Star QB Case Keenum Abilene Wylie H.S. Abilene, TX Houston
2 Star TE Ryan Griffin Londonderry H.S. Londonderry, NH Connecticut
2 Star RT Derek Newton Hinds Community College Utica, MS Arkansas State

DEFENSE

RATING NAME HIGH SCHOOL CITY COLLEGE
4 Star ILB Brian Cushing Bergen Catholic H.S. Oradell, NJ Southern California
4 Star CB Kareem Jackson Fork Union Military Academy Fork Union, VA Alabama
3 Star CB Johnathan Joseph Coffyville Community College Coffyville, KS South Carolina
3 Star DE Antonio Smith Northeast Oklahoma A&M J.C. Miami, OK Oklahoma State
3 Star OLB Whitney Mercilus Garfield H.S., Akron, OH Illinois
3 Star S DJ Swearinger Greenwood H.S. Greenwood, SC South Carolina
3 Star LB Jeff Tarpinian Millard North H.S. Omaha, NE Iowa
3 Star LB Justin Tuggle (at QB) Blinn J.C. Brenham, TX Kansas State
3 Star OLB Brooks Reed Sabino H.S. Tuscon, AZ Arizona
2 Star DE J.J. Watt Pewaukee H.S. Pewaukee, WI Central Michigan
(transfer Wisconsin)
2 Star CB Brice McCain Terrell H.S. Terrell, TX Utah
2 Star S Shiloh Keo Archbishop Murphy H.S. Woodinville, WA Idaho
2 Star LB Mike Mohamed Union H.S. Brawley, CA Cal

SPECIAL TEAMS

RATING NAME HIGH SCHOOL CITY COLLEGE
3 Star K Randy Bullock Klein H.S. Klein, TX Texas A&M


 

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