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  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 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
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans 'On the Clock': Blake Bortles

Posted Apr 19, 2014

A look at Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles.

PHOTOS: Blake Bortles at UCF
READ: The next Big Ben?
VIDEO: Bortles' highlights at UCF
Q&A: Jon Cooper on Bortles' rise
AUDIO: Texans 24 Hour Radio Podcast 

Texans Draft Central

Over the coming months, HoustonTexans.com will be doing weekly draft profiles, as we examine the top rated players in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Today we focus on UCF quarterback Blake Bortles.

Bio
Name: Blake Bortles
Position: Quarterback
School: UCF
Class: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Oviedo, Florida

Measurables
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230 (via UCF athletics website)
40-yard dash: N/A

Stats

Passing Attempts Completions Percentage Yards Pass Eff. TDs INTs Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
2013 382 259 68% 3581 163.4 25 9 272 6
2012 399 251 63% 3059 144.5 25 7 285 8
2011 110 75 68% 958 153.9 6 3 4 1
Totals 891 585 66% 7598 153.6 56 19 561 15

Awards
2013
• Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year
• Sporting News American Athletic Conference Player of the Year
• SI.com Honorable Mention All-American
• Davey O'Brien Award finalist

2012
• All-CUSA second team
• Phil Steele second team All-CUSA
• Beef O'Brady's Bowl MVP
• Voted Team's Most Improved Player

2011
• C-USA all freshman team

Prospect Rankings
Scouts, Inc.: 11th
CBS Sports: 5th
Draftek: 7th
Mel Kiper's 'Big Board': 10th
ESPN.com/Todd McShay: 12th

Outlook
No quarterback has come from off the radar to a potential top pick this season faster than UCF's Blake Bortles. The talented junior has rapidly climbed up draft boards, leading the Knights to 12-1 record and a Fiesta Bowl win.

Bortles steadily improved during his tenure in Orlando, taking over as a full-time starter in 2012. During that year, he was named second-team All-Conference, and captured MVP honors at the Beef O'Brady's bowl. His teammates also voted him as the squad's most improved player.

Bortles took it to another level in 2013, reaching career highs in completions, completion percentage, yards and passing efficiency. The Knights won nine straight games, capping off the most memorable year in school history with a 52-42 win over Baylor in a BCS bowl.

He threw for over 3000 yards twice during his career, and topped 25 touchdowns in both his sophomore and junior seasons. Bortles completed 66 percent of his passes at UCF, and never threw more than eight interceptions in a season. Bortles is often compared to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, both due to his size (6-4, 230) and mobility in the pocket. Worth noting is Bortles played for George O'Leary while at UCF. New Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was an offensive coordinator under O'Leary during their time at Georgia Tech.  
  

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