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  • 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!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • 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.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

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Path to the Draft: Texans first-round picks since 2002

Posted Apr 16, 2013

With the 2013 NFL Draft approaching, we look at players drafted 27th overall and in the first round by the Texans since the team's inaugural season in 2002.


The Texans have the 27th pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday, April 25.

Since 2002, the Texans’ inaugural season, five of the 11 players drafted 27th overall have gone on to make the Pro Bowl. Six of the 12 first-round picks in Texans history have made the Pro Bowl, including three of the last five under general manager Rick Smith.

First-round draft picks in Texans history:
            
Year: Player, Pos, College (Overall selection)
2012: Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois (26)
*2011: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin (11)
2010: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama (20)
*2009: Brian Cushing, ILB, Southern California (15)
*2008: Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech (28)
2007: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville (10)
*2006: Mario Williams, DE, North Carolina State (1)
2005: Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State (13)
*2004: Jason Babin, OLB, Western Michigan (27)
2004: Dunta Robinson, CB, South Carolina (10)
*2003: Andre Johnson, WR, Miami (Fla.) (3)
2002: David Carr, QB, Fresno State (1)
*Pro Bowler

PHOTOS: Texans first-round draft picks

Players picked 27th overall since 2002:
            
Year: Player, Pos, College (Team)
2012: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin (Cincinnati)
2011: Jimmy Smith, DB, Colorado (Baltimore)
*2010: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers (New England)
2009: Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut (Indianapolis)
2008: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona (San Diego)
2007: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee (New Orleans)
*2006: DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis (Carolina)
*2005: Roddy White, WR, UAB (Atlanta)
*2004: Jason Babin, OLB, Western Michigan (Houston)
*2003: Larry Johnson, RB, Penn State (Kansas City)
2002: Mike Rumph, CB, Miami (Fla.) (San Francisco)
*Pro Bowler


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