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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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Draft Q&A: Khalil Mack

Posted Mar 13, 2014

A Q&A with on Khalil Mack with Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn.

PHOTOS: Khalil Mack at Buffalo
READ: Mack's road to being a top prospect
VIDEO: Mack's highlights at Buffalo
AUDIO: Texans 24 Hour Radio Podcast

As part of our Texans 'On the Clock' draft profiles, we reached out to various media members and coaches who covered the featured prospect. In this week's installment we sat down with Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn.

HoustonTexans.com: What are you most proud about Khalil when you look back at his career?

Quinn: The thing that you’re most proud of is the way he followed the plan. Four years ago in 2010 he was here as a young freshman, was redshirted, we knew he had a lot of skills and ability as an athlete but what he did was follow the plan of development, went to work every day and you knew by his actions on the field and of the field that football was important.

Once we started to see him add a little weight, he was only 215 pounds when he was a true freshman, we were able to get him up to 250 pounds. Our strength program did a great job and what you saw in the combine was a culmination of  a lot of hard work and dedication. He’s a passionate young man but what you love about him is he’s very humble. He’s a quality young man, he’s a man of faith. He comes from a great family.

His parents are outstanding and last year I said that was our best recruit we resigned. He was a junior maybe looking at getting out, so it was great to have him back for his last year.

HoustonTexans.com: What is Khalil like on a day to day basis? What did you learn about him being around him?

Quinn: I think what I learned about him is just everyday there was a look on his face. I like to read body language and look in a man’s eyes and see what’s going on in there. You can just tell he was just kind of like a sponge. You can tell he was learning the position, he was learning the sport, he was learning the game.

We talk a lot about intellectual development, football intelligence. He was in watching film, studying, not only himself and his position but other players, great players. You could see that he wanted to become a student of the game. His playmaking ability was increasing day by day.

There were times this year we saw 2, 3, 4 guys at each play trying to block him. What he learned from us is that we had the plan. I spent 26 years as an assistant coach, 21 seasons as an assistant coach with Brian Kelly, head coach at Notre Dame. The two of us developed over the course of time a system.

We have a way to get out kids developed and when you bring in good players like Khalil and you have a plan, these kids are blessed with a lot of ability and we were able to get him where he is today and now he certainly knows what he’s capable of doing, it’s exciting for me, our staff, our players, his teammates, his entire university and the entire area that he’s got a chance to be an early announcement come the NFL draft. That’s what I saw early on and you could just see it grow day by day.

HoustonTexans.com: What's it like to see Khalil blossom to this point?

Quinn: He’s the best. It’s such a great story for kids out there and for people out there, coaches and fans and family and friends. Here’s a young man who had one 1A offer. You see that when you have something special inside you, as Khalil does, all it takes is one opportunity.

What you see now is a guy that is committed to being a complete football player. He’s a complete person; he’s a complete football player. He studies and he loves to be disruptive on the other side of the ball. He not only holds one record but two NCAA records.

It’s just amazing. It’s a great story and it provides hope for everybody out there that has those thoughts and that passion for being a great student-athlete collegiate player. For him to be able to be that kind of complete football player is gonna be a welcomed opportunity for any NFL team.

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