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    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!

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  • Sat., Jul. 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Coaches Summit

    The Houston Texans Coaches Summit is an event designed to educate coaches on the key components of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy. Youth football coaches will learn about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling technique, concussion awareness, and the process to become a Player Safety Coach.

    All youth football coaches who attend the Coaches Summit will have an opportunity to apply for a grant ($2,500 for teams; $10,000 for leagues) to help make their respective teams and leagues safer!

    This event is limited and will fill up, so register today.

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/programs/headsup.html

  • Tue., Jul. 14, 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!
  • Thu., Jul. 16, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Brew Exchange (706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) from 4:30-5:30 PM and Academy Sports + Outdoors (5400 Brodie Ln., Austin, TX  78745) from 7-8 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
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    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


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    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

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    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

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    The 2015 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, September 20th at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

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Rookie Diary: TE Ryan Griffin, Entry #3

Posted Oct 5, 2013

The third installment of tight end Ryan Griffin's rookie diary covers his growth as a player, and disdain for social media.

The Texans took Ryan Griffin, a tight end from the University of Connecticut, in the sixth round of the 2013 Draft. Griffin, a 23-year old originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire is third on the tight end depth chart behind Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham. Earlier this week, he shared with HoustonTexans.com about a few things heading into Week 5 of the regular season.

Entry #1 Entry #2

I'm taking advantage of my opportunities, and got a pretty good block in versus Seattle while I was on offense. I was running a cross pattern, and Arian Foster caught a pass in the flat. The guy saw me coming actually and turned his back to me. He didn’t think that I had the angle on him but I got my head across and no flag which is always good.

In the first half, offensively, we had some good stuff going on. It went well for us. We got away from it in the second half a little bit, but hopefully I’m looking forward to something we can get back to. Pounding the ball and hitting them with the play-action pass the ball down the field. The three-tight end formations are my ticket on the field.

Special teams, too. I’m out there for every special teams unit there is: punt return and cover, kickoff return and cover, hands team, on side, all that. It’s a fun part of the game. There’s not as many assignments. Offense is all assignments football, but with special teams, you get out there and let your hair down, run around and make a play.

Man, I’ve never experienced any gameday environment like Reliant Stadium. This is hands down the best place to play a football game, watch a football game, I don’t care. We won’t sit down, there’s too much stuff going on. It’s not about the football game, everybody’s cheering loud here. It’s like a party.

I’ve already got people hitting me up for tickets to the Patriots game. I had to get in contact with the ticket people and let them know I need more than six tickets. I’m looking at more like 14 for now.

I was a Patriots fan, but not anymore, obviously. The thing is, as I grew up and as I played ball in college, you look past the teams and you look past what’s on the helmet. You look beyond that. So I just became a fan of the game, really, instead of the Patriots.

My parents are waiting on the Pats game I think to come down. We’re gonna do a Thanksgiving thing. My dad’s waiting for the opportunity to get down here. My dad’s a home inspector, runs his own company. My mom runs the office so they work together.

There's a reason I'm not on Twitter or Facebook. I just took a look at myself and said there’s really no need for all this. All the friends that really care about me, I talk to them on my phone. Twitter and Facebook it’s just too easy to make a mistake or say something stupid. If you really want to hear my opinion, come up and talk to me. You don’t have to follow me. I was spending too much time on that stuff. And I feel great without it. It’s like ‘Why don’t you have one?’ You’re wasting your time on all that and I’m living life.

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