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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: Tom Savage

Posted May 10, 2014

Quotes from Tom Savage's media session after being picked by the team.

Houston Texans Transcripts
QB Tom Savage Conference Call

(on what it means to be drafted by the Houston Texans) “It means a lot. I think it’s a great organization and I’m excited to just get in there and start working.”

(on interactions with coaches prior draft) “They came to my pro day and I met with them and I’ve always felt real comfortable with Coach O’Brien. I was familiar with him at Penn State and he’s just a great coach and I’m excited to get there.”

(on college transfers from Rutgers to Arizona and Pittsburgh) “I played my true freshman year at Rutgers and then sophomore I got hurt and after the fourth game, Coach Schiano went with the hot hand and at that time I was just a young, 19-year-old bitter kid who thought that I was entitled to some things, so I decided to get a fresh start elsewhere. I went to Arizona and some things happened where their coaching staff got fired halfway through the season and I had the opportunity to go back to Rutgers and unfortunately the NCAA just declined that whole appeal and then I ended up having to walk-on at Pitt and pay my way for a couple of weeks and then got offered a scholarship.”

(on a player he looks up to and enjoys watching) “I pick apart everybody. Obviously, Tom Brady. He’s always been one of my favorite guys. He’s always been my favorite quarterback, so I look at him, and all the guys. I mean, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, they’re all just good guys to model your game after.

(on building houses between the transfer from Arizona to Pittsburg) “I was out of school for the spring and my dad wasn’t going to let me sit around and I didn’t really have a school to go to. There were no real options, so I started doing construction work with my dad and it was tough. I know what I don’t want to do after football and that’s work construction. It was brutal on me. I grew up a lot as a man and I’m excited to get this opportunity. I really didn’t know where I was going. I was kind of stuck in no man’s land. I was ineligible for the following year, so not too many teams are going to offer you two years to play one. My dad said you’re not sitting around the house, you’re coming to work with me and you’re going to do some construction, so it was good.”

(on if he has matured a lot since he was at Rutgers) “Absolutely. I think I went to Rutgers as a high recruit, played early, and kind of got sucked into the hype. I played well but I think I became a little complacent with it and I think the best thing for me was to face adversity at a young age and to go through this whole journey because it humbles you and it makes you mature as a man. I’ll never get hurt; the only way I’m coming out of that game is if my leg is hanging off because this is a performance based game and if you give someone else a chance to perform over you then they’re going to take your job. So, I learned a lot about the whole game and life.”

(on what the Texans staff has told him about how they except to groom him into becoming a pro) “I’m just going to have to come in there and work and compete and that’s all you can really ask for. I think I obviously have a lot to learn and I went 1,024 days without playing football and played one year at Pitt and I learned a lot from Coach Chryst there but I think I have a lot to improve. I’m excited to just get in there and start working.”

(on if he counted the 1,024 days he went without playing football) “I actually heard in the offseason that it was 1,024.”

(on what happened at Pitt that allowed him to shine and be drafted) “I just think, in a football standpoint, hitting rock bottom. I think it was the best thing for me. It’s great to go to a school and play for three years and be the man for three years, but I think you develop as a man doing the scout team as a redshirt junior and humbling yourself. I went there and was humbled and I fell in love with the game again because I’ve had it taken away and I know what the outside world is with working construction and all that stuff so I’m excited to get another opportunity to play this game.”

(on what he thinks his best quality as a player is) “I think toughness. I think that’s got to be the number one quality for all quarterbacks. You have to be able to stay in that pocket and take a hit right under your chin and get back up and want to do it again. That’s what I learned this off-season. This is a physical game and you have to be tough mentally and physically.”

(on being well-equipped to pick up a new offense because of learning new offenses in college) “I have learned four different systems in the last four years. Pittsburgh is a very pro-style offense with all of the checks, the mike points, and readjusting the line. I am excited. I think I’ve got a nice little head start, but like I said, I have a lot to learn and I am excited to get in there and learn it.”

(on what he attributes his rise in popularity to this year) “If you look at the first four games, I probably threw six picks. In the last eight or nine games, I threw two or three. The game slowed down for me and I think it just came with getting out there and getting the experience. Just going out there and playing; the game will slow down for you. I am just excited to continue my progress as a quarterback and continue to learn the game.”

(on how much of a pro-style offense did he run at Pitt towards the end of his college career) “Towards the end, it was a lot more. Like I said, you go a thousand days without playing, so you have to hit the ground running. Coach really wanted me to learn the game and learn the position, so he put a lot on my plate and I have a lot to learn and I am excited to learn.”

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