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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    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
    AND TORO!

    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 - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    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!

    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
    AND TORO!


    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. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    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

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

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Former All-Pro Mike Vrabel named LB coach

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Mike Vrabel, the former All-Pro linebacker, has officially signed with the Houston Texans coaching staff and will be the new linebackers coach under Bill O’Brien.

Mike Vrabel, the former All-Pro, was officially announced as the Texans new linebackers coach. Vrabel and Texans head coach Bill O'Brien both have roots in New England, where the linebacker won three Super Bowl rings in 2001, 2003, and 2004 and played for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.

Vrabel has had a prolific 14-year NFL career, playing with Pittsburgh, New England, and Kansas City. In 2011 he retired from football and began his career in coaching. The Akron native returned to his alma mater, Ohio State, where he was assistant coach from 2011-2013.

After being drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, Vrabel spent four seasons as a Steeler before moving on to New England. Vrabel played linebacker and also checked in as tight end in goal-line situations under head coach Bill Belichick and Crennel.

In Super Bowl XXXIX at Reliant Stadium, Vrabel caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady. In fact, each of Vrabel’s catches made in the NFL, both regular and postseason, was a touchdown. The Pro Bowler finished his professional career with 12 receptions for 17 yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular and postseason.

On defense, Vrabel recorded 497 tackles, 57 sacks, 11 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, 20 forced fumbles, and 1 touchdown. He had 62 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries in the postseason.

In his collegiate career, Vrabel played defensive end for the Buckeyes from 1993-1996. He was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year for two-consecutive years, 1995 and 1996. Vrabel still holds school records for career sacks (36) and ranks third all-time in in the Big Ten in that category.

Vrabel’s NFL timeline:    
1997-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
2001-2008 New England Patriots
2009-2010 Kansas City Chiefs

Coaching experience:
2011 Linebackers Ohio State
2012-2013 Defensive Line Ohio State

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