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  • 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!
  • 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!

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Texans 'On the Clock': Johnny Manziel

Posted Feb 6, 2014

A look at Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

PHOTOS: Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M
READ: Why Manziel's stock is rising
VIDEO: Manziel's highlights at Texas A&M
Q&A: Billy Luicci on Manziel's career
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 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Bio
Name: Johnny Manziel
Position: Quarterback
School: Texas A&M
Class: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Kerrville, Texas

Measurables
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210 (via Texas A&M athletics website)
40-yard dash: 4.4 (via ESPN.com)

Stats

Passing Attempts Completions Percentage Yards Pass Eff. TDs INTs Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
2013 429 300 69% 4114 172.9 37 13 759 9
2012 434 295 68% 3706 155.3 26 9 1410 21
Totals 863 595 68% 7820 164.5 63 22 2169 30

Awards
2013
• SEC Male Athlete of the Year
• Maxwell Award finalist
• Walter Camp Player of the Year finalist
• Heisman Trophy finalist
• Davey O'Brien Award finalist

2012
• Heisman Trophy winner (first ever freshman to win)
• AP and Sporting News College Player of the Year
• Davey O'Brien Award
• Manning Award
• Consensus All-American
• AP SEC Player of the Year
• Broke SEC record with 5,116 total yards in a season

Prospect Rankings
Scouts, Inc.: 21st
CBS Sports: 7th
Draftek: 12th
Mel Kiper's 'Big Board': 11th
ESPN.com/Todd McShay: 21st

Outlook
There isn't a prospect in this year's NFL Draft that elicits more opinion than Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. While you can debate his NFL future, what cannot be argued is that he will go down as one of the best players in college football history.

Manziel's two-year run at the helm of the Texas A&M offense produced staggering numbers, including several SEC records. In his first year as a starting quarterback, Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first ever freshman (he was a redshirt freshman) to ever win the award. In that season, Manziel accounted for 5,116 yards from scrimmage, an SEC record. He led the SEC in rushing, piling up 1410 yards on the ground. He won nearly every award possible, taking home the O'Brien and Manning awards while also being named a consensus All-American. 

The numbers, especially as a passer, improved during his sophomore season. Manziel's completion percentage, passing efficieny and touchdown total all went up. His 4114 yards passing was top five mark in the NCAA and second all-time in SEC history. The talented signal caller ended his Aggie career with a bang, leading his team to a miraculous 52-48 win over Duke in the Chick-Fil-A bowl. Manziel threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns, as Texas A&M overcame a 38-17 deficit to capture the bowl win.

From a size perspective, Manziel doesn't fit the prototypical mold of an NFL quarterback. His height (listed at 6-1) and size will be examined heavily at the NFL combine and during the rest of the evaluation process. Manziel has often been compared to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in regards to size, and Wilson's recent Super Bowl win can only help Manziel and all other 'short' quarterbacks. 

When it comes to prospect rankings, Manziel runs the gamut. He is ranked as high as seventh by CBS Sports, but checked in at number 21 according to Scouts, Inc. and Todd McShay. It is also worth mentioning that despite being just 11th on Mel Kiper's 'Big Board', the ESPN draft guru has the Houston Texans selecting him number one overall in his latest mock draft.  

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