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  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

  • Fri., Apr. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays: Jerry LeVias at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Jerry LeVias.  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., Apr. 11, 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
  • Sun., Apr. 12, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT First Down Dads Date with my Dad presented by ARAMARK

    Sign up now for the First Down Dads Date with my Dad event presented by ARAMARK on April 12! Dads & kids will spend the afternoon at the Houston Texans Grille with Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and TORO! Register now at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 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 with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!

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Rookie Diary: TE Ryan Griffin, Entry #4

Posted Oct 26, 2013

Tight end Ryan Griffin checks back in with some bye-week thoughts in the latest entry of his Rookie Diary.

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 now second on the tight end depth chart behind Garrett Graham. Earlier this week, he shared with HoustonTexans.com about a few things heading into the bye week.

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Since Owen Daniels went on injured reserve, when we want to run the ball, when we want two tight ends in there I’m basically starting. I’ve gotten some snaps. That’s good. I’ve gotten some experience. Obviously, there are things I’ve got to do better so I’m just looking to work on those things.

I caught my first pass versus Saint Louis. That was cool. OD grabbed the ball for me. Just a class act from that guy which is pretty cool. It came in a tough spot, we were down by three scores at that point but we were just trying to get the ball forward. It’s a cool thing I can say, caught my first ball against the Rams. But other than that it was a tough loss.

My dad actually came out for the game and took it back to New Hampshire. So, it’s back there in a case somewhere. I’m sure he’s got it all locked away. The first ball I caught in college is somewhere in the attic. My dad has all that memorabilia stuff. I never look at it or touch it but he’s got it somewhere up there.

Against the Chiefs, it was loud. But when you’re out there and you can’t hear anything, you’re not measuring ‘oh this is loud.’ I’ll tell you one thing, you can’t hear one thing out there. It’s almost like West Virginia from that standpoint. Especially me getting my first NFL experience really on the road in a tough situation like that. It was a good experience.

It’s just one of those games where one team needs to make a play to win the game and unfortunately we didn’t do that. But it’s good to be competitive and we’ve just got to work to finish. We need to win.

I’m so proud of Case Keenum. After being on practice squad last year and playing scout team for us and playing different sides of the ball. For him to come out in that environment and really thrive like he did, make some plays. He didn’t do everything perfect but no one did. He showed he’s got some guts and he showed he can play in this league. He can start in this league.

For the bye week break we get, I’m actually heading to Dallas. One of my teammates moved out there from UCONN so I’m gonna pay him a visit and have some fun hopefully. Corey Manning, he was a good tight end for us in college. We had three tight ends that played a lot. He’s one of my better friends so I’m looking forward to seeing him. He’s a lawyer of some kind so he’s doing the regular man job, getting after it. But it’ll be fun to see his face.

We'll probably go to Country Fest. I’m not a real big country music fan but I figured, while in Texas. Went over to Cavender’s yesterday and picked up a cowboy hat, cowboy boots and all that good stuff so it should be fun.

Once the season is over, I’m definitely ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, too. Ready to taste the cuisine for sure.  I’m a rap guy. Some old school Nas, old school Outkast. A little dubstep, getting back into it. Just a bunch of different stuff, some folk.

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