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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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Kareem Jackson shines in Texans win over Titans

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Cornerback Kareem Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown in the Texans victory over Tennessee.

With a flourish, cornerback Kareem Jackson pranced into the end zone on a 63-yard interception return for  a touchdown. It was a proverbial exclamation point on a resounding 38-14 Texans victory over AFC South rival Tennessee. For Jackson, it was the capper on his finest day as a professional.

“Every kid growing up dreams of finishing with a high step into the end zone,” Jackson said. “As my first pick six, I had to pull it off.”

The defense held the Titans to 167 passing yards and forced two more turnovers, and Jackson finished with a pair of tackles and a pair of passes defensed in addition to his score on the interception. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips liked what he saw from the third-year pro, and has seen continual progress from Jackson since August of 2011.

“We said all along he’s playing well, and he is playing well, along with our secondary,” Phillips said. “Kareem’s been better and better and we can see that.”

Head coach Gary Kubiak was especially happy with the performance by Jackson, and was quick to compliment not just today's effort, but the past few games.

"The last three weeks, he’s been exceptional," Kubiak said. "His confidence level is very high. K-Jack has just really grown up as a player and a person as well.”

Since 2010, no Texans' defender has been more a target of fan and media angst than Jackson. Through it all, Jackson’s attitude has been exemplary, according to captain and defensive teammate Brian Cushing.

"He’s a fighter," Cushing said. "He’s a tough kid who’s never complained. He’s been through hell. Literally, he’s been through hell with all the stuff he has heard over the last few years. And just the way he’s responded, I think it’s huge. It just proves what kind of kid he is.”

Free safety Danieal Manning, who also returned an interception for a touchdown against Tennessee, agreed with Cushing and praised Jackson’s ever-positive attitude.

“He’s been through a lot, but the guy is resilient and bounced back,” Manning said. “His rookie year, then coming in and changing the whole defense, he did well and now he’s showing that he can definitely be one of the top corners in this league, and rightfully so.”

The interception was Jackson’s second of the season, fifth of his career, and the first time he’s scored in the regular season. In the postgame locker room speech, head coach Gary Kubiak awarded Jackson a game ball, and Jackson paused ever so briefly to reflect on the journey he’s traveled since joining the team as a first-rounder in the 2010 draft.

“Denfinitely, from year one to now it’s all about progression as a player,” Jackson said. “When you have seen different things for so long, you start to get accustomed. We talk a lot about things that we are going to see in the game. I think it’s just being accustomed and comfortable.”

Jackson's improvement hasn't just been noticed by his teammates and coaches. Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair spoke positively about the corner on Sunday as well.

“I’m really pleased for him because he’s just doing nothing but getting better," McNair said. "He’s bigger and stronger this year. He’s seeing that he can get out there and be an outstanding player."

Jackson acknowledged that he's still a work-in-progress, and that "every year" he wants "to progress as a player." He's on his way through four games in 2012.

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