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  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics

    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School

    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • 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!



Quotes: Offensive coordinator Dennison on Hopkins

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison addressed the media following the announcement of WR DeAndre Hopkins as the Texans' first-round selection.

Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

(on his thoughts about WR DeAndre Hopkins) “Well, he’s a very physical receiver. He’s very strong, has very good ball skills. He catches the ball naturally. He has good run after catch, just a complete player for us.”

(on if they looked into the combine trashing of his hotel) “Enough to know that it was a non-issue.”

(on what they did to investigate the hotel issue at the combine) “We had Larry (Kirksey) check it out, our wide receivers coach, and of course, the security people. We feel real comfortable about the kid and his background and everything that he’s done at Clemson. It has all been very, very positive.”

(on Hopkins’ production at Clemson) “Especially last year, his route content was very large. Like you said, he was productive, but he got better every year; he got more and more catches. Obviously last year was his best year. 18 touchdowns is quite a few for one season. The thing, to us, that stuck out in our minds watching him and the more you watched him was he is very competitive. He’ll catch the ball in a crowd, it doesn’t matter to him. He can go up and get the ball. He competes and wears the DBs out. He’s physical and that’s what translates and that’s what we believe that we carry week-to-week; that’s what we ask our guys to do, to compete. He really fits that mold for us.”

(on his excitement level that Hopkins was still on the board) “I was just holding my breath. As we went through it, he was the guy that I really liked amongst the wide receivers crew. It’s a good group and he was the one that I would prefer that we had. I was holding my breath at the end and when we had our option, it was a great to have him there.”

(on his expectations for his rookie year) “He fit in with the group and like you said, we know he’ll compete. He’ll go out there with the rest of our guys and compete and get his chance to take his snaps and get his balls. He beat man coverage just by being physical. He has great length and great ball skills. He plays fast, has explosion in his routes. I think he’ll do a great job for us.”

(on Hopkins being productive every single year at Clemson) “That’s the thing, every year he got more and more production, caught more balls and it didn’t look like anything was too big for him. I’ll say it that way, whatever he’s asked to. When you look at his bowl game performance, when the stage got bigger, he just kept playing bigger and bigger.”

(on if there is any NFL player that Hopkins best compares to) “I hate to compare them all. There are quite a few. I had a guy that was texting me Roddy White from Atlanta, thought he played a lot like him. To me, he goes out there and ‘I want the ball’ and he’s going to catch the ball when it gets in his zip code. That’s the thing that I like about him.”

(on if the liked Hopkins’ speed) “He’s fast enough to win. If it’s a contested ball, we feel like he’s going to come down with it. His length is great, long arms. He can be covered and still catch the ball.”

(on if they like Hopkins’ blocking ability and if they will expect to use him to block too) “We try to build them all like that. Most of our guys or all of our guys are built in that manner because that’s what we believe. He’ll play without the ball too. He’ll go out and block and he’ll do what he’s supposed to all snaps, not just when the ball is coming his way.”

(on if he was excited to draft an offensive player in the first round after drafting a defensive player first in each draft since he’s been the coordinator) “Yes, see I didn’t even think you guys were up here. No, we’re just trying to get a better team, whatever it is. It’s obviously nice for us to have that pick just because of that guy. Whatever the team needs and that’s what we’re going through. We go through the same process every year. We work through everybody that’s available and fortunately for us, we had a chance to pick him.”

(on Hopkins’ physicality and blocking abilities) “He’s a big man. Obviously you guys know that he played basketball early on at Clemson which is a pretty good feat also. He’s gained some weight and so now he’s at 214. When DBs went up to press him, whether it be run or pass, they had a problem. That’s what I saw. They were getting thrown around and he did a really nice job. You can see his strength on film.”

(on Andre Johnson telling the media that he wanted the team to draft a wide receiver and if he said anything to him) “No, he didn’t say anything to me. He didn’t have to. We’re just trying to get better as a team. When Dre talks, in general he doesn’t talk very much.”

(on if there was any consideration of trading the pick) “There was some debate back and forth. I was ready to take him. I’ll just say it that way. When it came to our turn and he was ready, I voted to take him. There is always play back and forth.”

(on how strong was the back and forth to pick Hopkins) “For me, it was take the pick. Everybody has their own opinion if we slip. To me, when we went into this thing, in my viewpoint, this was the wide receiver, the best one that gets us better as an offense. I was ready to take that pick.”

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