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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.



  • 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!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • 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!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 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 from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 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



Texans Quotes: Rick Smith

Posted May 8, 2014

Rick Smith spoke to reporters following the Texans first round selection.

Houston Texans Transcripts
General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Rick Smith
Draft Press Conference
Thursday, May 8, 2014
(Transcribed by Charles Hampton)

(opening statement) “I am open for questions. I’m obviously very excited with the selection of Jadeveon (Clowney) and what he can add to our organization and our football team, our community and our defense. He’s an impact player. We always talk about impact players and adding those types of athletes to our organization. He certainly fits the bill.”

(on when did they decided on Jadeveon Clowney) “We talked all week about being open to the opportunity to trading out of the pick, if in fact there was something that was worth moving for. At the end of the day, that never materialized and we always felt very confident in the selection. We were very bullish on what we were asking for because we felt so good about the pick. We never really had any opportunities on the clock to actually move, so we were happy to take him.”

(on the possibilities of playing with J.J. Watt on the defensive line and how excited that is) “It is. Obviously, when you talk about a creative mind like Romeo (Crennel) and some of the things he’s done, when you look at his defenses historically and how he utilizes personnel, it really gives us an opportunity to get after the quarterback.”

(on Jadeveon Clowney playing outside linebacker as opposed to with his hand in the ground) “I fully expect that he will be an outside linebacker initially. He’ll start in a two-point stance, but anytime we go into any kind of package, whether it’s a third down package or a packaged predicated on personnel, down and distance, all those things give Romeo (Crennel) the ability to have him put his hand in the dirt and go get the passer.”

(on if Jadeveon Clowney’s main role will still be getting after the quarterback opposed to dropping into coverage) “He’s athletic enough to do all that stuff. The thing that they have to do also is set the edge in the run game. He is certainly capable and athletic and strong enough to do that and set the edge in the run game. Obviously his pass rushing ability speaks for itself.”

(on if he had any questions about Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic and if any of the talk bothered him) “No, it didn’t. We vetted the process. Obviously, you hear a lot about that and when you turn the tape on, you look at the guy and you watch him and you try to evaluate—he played a lot of snaps, first of all—so you evaluate plays away. Did he play with his hair on fire every snap of the game? No, he didn’t. But did we worry about his work ethic? Not at all. We think this guy will come in and you mentioned the fact that J.J. (Watt) is ready to take him under his wing. He’s ready to come in and work. I think when you look at what he talked about after the selection, he talked about wanting to come in and work. This guy is motivated. He is extremely motivated. When you talk to him, he wants to be great. He was the number one player coming out of high school. He wanted to be the number one player in the draft because he wants to be great. One of the things that I explained to him tonight is as much as he wants to, he’s going to learn there is a whole another level of what it takes for him to realize that goal in this league. The first thing that you have to have is the desire to do so, and I believe that he does.”

(on how important it was to have assistant coaches such as John Butler and Craig Fitzgerald that have worked with Jadeveon Clowney before) “It was important because it was personal experience with the young man. We’ve got great college scouts who have great contacts and can get really good information that we trust. Any time you can talk with people that are in your building who have the personal experience. They certainly had glowing things to say about the young man and his work ethic and his abilities.”

(on if he anticipates the Texans trading back into the first round or if they are likely done for the night) “I don’t know. That’s why I have to hurry up and get back downstairs. We’re going to continue to look at the way the board falls. If there is somebody that is there that we get excited about that we want to come back and chase, we will. But we have a bunch of picks and a bunch of opportunities moving forward even tomorrow and into Saturday as well.”

(on if he felt pressure with this selection) “No, again I felt prepared. I think when you’re confident in your process and the person who are working with you, then I think it gives you a chance, and you’re diligent in your preparation, then I don’t think there is a need to be nervous or a reason to feel pressure. I think I’m proud of our guys, proud of our group. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’ve only had one selection so far. We have a bunch of them tomorrow, if we come back in tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, so we’ve got a lot of work to do. But I’m confident that our group will do a good job. Thanks.”

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