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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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Keshawn Martin impresses veteran safety

Posted Jul 28, 2013

When asked which wide receiver had impressed him so far in training camp, safety Danieal Manning’s response was immediate.

When asked which wide receiver had impressed him so far in training camp, safety Danieal Manning’s response was immediate.

“Keshawn (Martin) is really is sticking out big time to me. He’s making plays, getting aggressive, attacking the ball. I mean, in just his route running, I think (it’s) paying off hanging out with Dre (Andre Johnson) a lot,” Manning said, referring to Martin’s relationship with Johnson. “He’s definitely making our DBs, everybody work a lot, making us better.”

Martin was appreciative of the eighth-year veteran’s praise.

“It’s definitely encouraging when any of these vets say something like that about you,” Martin said Sunday. “It just makes you want to work that much harder for them and for your team so that’s what I’m going to do. I just want to go out there and make plays, score touchdowns for these guys and not let them down.”

Martin, who finished with just 85 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season, knows what adjustments he needs to make heading into 2013.

“I want to be more consistent out there, just catching the ball, just being more consistent, making those plays,” said Martin. “Last year, I felt like I left a couple of the plays out there on the field. I just want to go out there and make as many plays as I can for the team.”

Martin looks up to six-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson, whose accomplished career and quiet disposition has earned him the respect of the entire locker room. The 23-year old Martin attributes watching the game play of the Texans’ all-time leading wideout as his inspiration.

“Andre, he’s a great player,” Martin said. “Every time he comes out on the field, I watch what he does and watch how he plays, especially on Sundays, seeing him work out there against those guys. He’s a great leader and a great role model out there for us.”

Martin’s regular season contribution was overshadowed by his role on special teams in 2012. He ranked fifth in the NFL among all punt returners with an average of 12.14 yards, setting an individual season record for the Texans and breaking the previous 2008 record of 12.06 yards held by Jacoby Jones.

In Sunday’s training camp practice, Martin participated in punt return drills in addition to his work with the offensive unit. This season, the second-year receiver hopes to continue his contribution with both kickoffs and punt returns.

“I did both of them in college so I’m pretty used to doing both,” he said. “They are both fun, especially when you take it all the way back. It really gets the team going and it could change the momentum of the game real quick.”

With DeVier Posey on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for now, the Texans are looking to see who can step up behind Johnson and first-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans have been using him as a slot receiver, but Martin says he is comfortable in whatever role he is utilized, whether that is a deep threat or across the middle of the field.

“The main thing is just focus and confidence out there and trust in my teammates and my quarterback.”

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