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  • 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
  • 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!



Trindon Holliday earns spot with “exceptional” preseason

Posted Sep 1, 2012

By the time the Texans announced their cuts on Friday, Trindon Holliday’s inclusion on the 53-man roster was a foregone conclusion.

Trindon Holliday

By the time the Texans announced their cuts on Friday, Trindon Holliday’s inclusion on the 53-man roster was a foregone conclusion.

Holliday returned three kicks for touchdowns in four preseason games, averaging 39.9 yards per kickoff return and 21.1 yards per punt return along the way. It was no surprise that his name was not among the 21 cuts announced by the team on Friday afternoon.

“What he did throughout the course of this preseason was exceptional,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “His spot on this team was well-earned.”

Holliday – all 5-5, 169 pounds of him – is the first pure return specialist to earn a spot on the Texans’ roster since Jerome Mathis in 2007. There hasn’t been room for a player like him under Kubiak in the last four seasons. But that’s because there hasn’t been a player on the team like him.

“The fact that he’s so small, a little dynamite, and he’s so fast, you can’t see him coming,” said Texans safety Danieal Manning, who ranks second in the NFL since 2006 with 26.9 yards per kickoff return. “By the time you see him, he’s by you. And he’s a tough guy, a competitor. Just to see him returning, for years, he’s been wanting that to happen. He’s got his chance.”

A sixth-round draft pick out of LSU in 2010, Holliday missed his rookie season with a thumb injury. He spent most of his second season on the Texans’ practice squad. After the Texans added wide receiver Keshawn Martin, an All-Big Ten kick returner, in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, most observers assumed Holliday was a goner.

Instead, Holliday became a “SportsCenter” regular for all the right reasons. He scored on a 90-yard kickoff return at Carolina the first time he touched the ball this preseason. A week later, he returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown against San Francisco. In the preseason finale on Thursday, Holliday scored yet again on a 76-yard punt return against Minnesota.

Even in his worst game, a two-fumble performance at New Orleans on Aug. 25, Holliday had a 62-yard kickoff return. Six of his nine kickoff returns this preseason went for at least 33 yards.

“The thing about him is, for a little guy, he’s violent downhill,” Kubiak said. “When he runs the ball, he’s fearless. It’s been so impressive. I told him in front of the team (Wednesday) night it was a big night for him. He had to continue to do it; he had to protect the ball. Then he steps up there and does it again.”

Pressure is nothing new for Holliday. A two-sport national champion in college, he returned four kicks for touchdowns in his LSU career and helped the Tigers win the 2007 BCS National Championship. He also won the NCAA 100-meter sprint title in 2009 with a time of 10.00 seconds.

“He’s been there, he’s very confident, and he can really make an impact, the right impact that we need for his team,” said Texans linebacker Bradie James, a fellow LSU alumnus who has watched and known Holliday for years. “It’s tough to be a returner in the league because you’ve got 11 hungry guys out there really trying to knock your head off and you’ve got to look up at the ball, catch it and then run away from him. So you have to be fast, and he does it so well. And he’s tough. That’s the other thing people don’t realize. Usually, a fast guy, you can just push him down. He actually breaks tackles. And that’s one thing and I’ve been seeing for a long time.”

Holliday made the Texans’ roster as a returner, and a special one at that. But Kubiak hinted there might be even more in store for the little dynamite that could.

"Trindon’s a lot better football player than he was the last two years,” Kubiak said. “Trindon can go play on the offensive side of the ball. He does know what we’re doing from that standpoint. I did not play him at receiver much (in the preseason) because of the young guys I have. Trindon can play gunner for us. I think he’s a much more complete player as far as us finding ways to use him as a player.”

Watch out, NFL. Here he comes.


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