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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



Quotes: DeAndre Hopkins press conference

Posted Apr 26, 2013

WR DeAndre Hopkins and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison spoke to the media on Friday.

WR DeAndre Hopkins

(on the phone call he received last night from the Texans) “Oh man, it was special. My agent tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘This is might be it.’ I don’t think he wanted to tell me quite yet but it was a moment. Being there with my mother, my family members, it was special.”

(on his first impressions of Houston and Reliant Stadium) “As soon as I got off the plane I was greeted by fans. I know that this is love-city. I can see that right now from the beginning.”

(on if reality has sunk in yet) “Just a little bit. Looking at you guys, it’s setting in now. I’m still enjoying it.”

(on if he was surprised to be selected by Texans) “I really didn’t have any idea. I’m not the type of player to look at stuff like that, I’m just going to come in and do my job. That’s my mentality. Get picked, come in, and be the best wide receiver I can be.”

(on if he followed the Texans last season) “A little bit, not a lot. I knew they were a good team and had the capability to win the Super Bowl.”

(on if he has talked to Andre Johnson at all yet) “I haven’t had the chance to talk to Andre yet. Me and Matt Schaub texted back and forth a couple times last night. J.J. Watt texted me and told me congratulations and be ready to come in and compete for a Super Bowl.”

(on what he plans to say to Andre Johnson when he sees him) “That will be a conversation with me and Andre. I’m not exactly sure what I am going to say, but I’ll let it play out.”

(on what he brings to the Texans) “I bring a championship mentality. Whenever the ball is in the air I feel like it’s mine no matter where it is or who is around me. I feel like I am a physical wide receiver and I bring an edge to the Texans.”

(on what it means to him to share this success with his mother) “She is here because she’s my mother and I love her more than any other woman. We’ve been through a lot as a family. So this time, right now, we’re enjoying it. It’s a relief off our shoulders. It feels like we can relax just a little bit, but still a lot of work to do.”

(on what he thinks his role on the team will be) “I’m not sure exactly, I’ll have to talk to coach about that. I’m just going to come in and compete for a spot and be the best wide receiver I can be. I feel like if I come in and try to beat whoever is in front of me it will make the whole team better.”

(on coming into a strong offense) “Of course, we’ve got a great quarterback in Matt (Schaub), and great running backs and great wide receivers. I just have to come in and do my job. We’ve got a lot of pieces to the puzzle to win the Super Bowl and I feel like I have a great cast around me to help me grow as a rookie.”

(on his development as a player through college) “Coming into college I didn’t play wide receiver, I played DB. Everything was new to me; I didn’t know how to run too many routes. I took coaching in and I studying film, I wanted to be the best wide receiver on the team once they told me I was playing wide receiver. I just focused on all the details to become a good wide receiver.”

(on if Matt Schaub texted him last night) “Yeah, he texted me last night after I got picked.”

(on what Matt Schaub said to him last night) “He was just telling me congratulations and to come in and be ready to help this team win basically.”

(on why he switched from defensive back to wide receiver in college) “Because there was a need at Clemson for wide receivers at the time.”

(on if there were signs that he would make a good wide receiver) “In high school, I had the state record for interceptions in a season and career, so they kind of knew when the ball was in the air, I was going to try and get it.”

(on if it was exciting for him to transition to this new position) “It was. I just wanted to be able to help out my team. It doesn’t matter where it was. If it was on kick return or punt return, anywhere, I just wanted to help the team win.”

(on how tough of a transition it was to switch to wide receiver ) “It went well. We had great coaches. Coach (Dabo) Swinney, the head coach, he used to be a wide receivers coach. At the time, I had a young wide receivers coach, but Coach Sweeny, he was tough in the meeting room to kind of grow me up a little bit.”

(on if he looked up to any particular defensive backs growing up) “Not really.”

Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison
(on how excited he is to add a new offensive weapon) “That’s the beauty of it. With his skill set, we do what we do. We’ve got a guy that competes and competes for the ball and does what we do. He’s very physical, which is what we demand of our wide receivers. It’s not a matter of developing anything new. It’s as he just stated, get him in here and let him compete and go from there.”

DeAndre Hopkins

(on competing with the other wide receivers in Houston for a starting spot) “It’s going to help out the team, me coming in and trying to beat those guys out. Like I said, this is a chain-effect. I’m coming in and I’m making them better. They’re making me better at the same time. It helps out the team overall.”

(on what word he would use to describe himself) “It would be relentless because I play with an edge. I feel like I’m relentless out there on the field.”

(on whether his aggressiveness comes from his background as a defensive back) “Yeah, just a little bit. I try not to get too many penalties, but yeah, that’s where it comes from.”

(on the physical edge required of this offense) “I mean a great running back like Arian (Foster), I have to be downfield blocking to make his runs longer. He’s got to get that open space and I have to be able to help him out.”

(on how he plans from learning from the veteran receivers like Andre Johnson) “I’m not going to bug them too much, he’s a grown man he has his own life. I’m going to make sure that he teaches me what he knows so that I can be in his position come 11 years from now.”

(on DE J.J. Watt and what he brings to the other side of the ball) “Oh man, he brings the edge that people don’t want to run to his side. I want to be that on the other side of the ball. I feel like he’s a leader of this team even though he’s a young man. He’s a great player, he’s somebody I’ve been watching since he first started playing.”

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