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  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrell Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 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
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
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    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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

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Sumlin, Smith Share Relationship

Posted Mar 6, 2014

The friendship between Rick Smith and Kevin Sumlin has paid dividends professionally and personally for both.

The friendship between Rick Smith and Kevin Sumlin has paid dividends professionally and personally for both. The Texans general manager and the Texas A&M head coach each played collegiately at Purdue, although their careers didn’t overlap. At Tuesday’s Pro Day for the Aggies, Sumlin said Smith has been a big help.

“He’s been a real sounding board for me from a developmental standpoint,” Sumlin said. “We have the opportunity to discuss a lot of different things.”  

The two former Boilermaker defenders—Sumlin was a linebacker, Smith a safety—don’t just talk football, however.

“A lot of those conversations have nothing to do with what’s going on here today,” Sumlin said. “But just in general about football. About careers. About ideas. Thoughts.”

A slew of Aggies worked out Tuesday for NFL scouts and general managers at the McFerrin Athletic Center in College Station. 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, wide receiver Mike Evans and offensive lineman Jake Matthews were in attendance, but didn’t go through the slew of drills like their former teammates. That trio will go through a separate Pro Day later this month. 

Manziel and Matthews have been discussed as possible first round selections for the Texans in May’s NFL Draft. Sumlin’s guided the Aggies to a 20-6 record in his two seasons as head coach, and can provide valuable insight to Smith. 

He was also very complimentary of the Texans’ franchise, dating back to his days as the head coach at the University of Houston. Specifically, he was appreciative of the open-door policy the Texans extended to the Cougars.

“We brought our whole team over to practice a couple times and let them watch,” Sumlin said. “You don’t get to do that a lot. There are a lot of organizations that won’t open their doors and have that.  We value that relationship and we look forward to that continuing.”

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