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    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. 

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  • 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!

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  • 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!
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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    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!

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Trindon Holliday provides spark in return game

Posted Aug 12, 2012

Trindon Holliday returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown on Saturday, showing a glimpse of his tantalizing potential on special teams.

Trindon Holliday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Trindon Holliday has always had game-breaking speed.

He finally got a chance to show it.

On the Texans’ first kickoff return of the 2012 preseason, Holliday (5-5, 169) raced 90 yards for a touchdown through the Carolina Panthers’ coverage unit at Bank of America Stadium. He finished the preseason opener with three kickoff returns for 159 yards (53.0 average) and three punt returns for 23 yards.

Holliday didn’t play a single snap on offense, but if he continues to return kicks like he did on Saturday night, it won’t matter.

“If Trindon’s going to make this team, he’s going to have to be a special returner, and we’re going to give him every chance to do that,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. “Tonight, he had one hell of a start. He was not only excellent on the big play, but I thought he was very good on all the others ones, too. That could be huge for our team. If’s he’s going to be with us, that’s the most important thing.”

A sixth-round draft pick out of LSU in 2010, Holliday was brought in to be a return specialist, a difference-maker on special teams who could flip field position on a weekly basis.

Instead, he missed his entire rookie season because of a thumb injury suffered in the preseason. He was cut before the start of last season and spent the year on and off of the Texans’ practice squad. He was on the Texans’ active roster for a total of one game in his first two NFL seasons.

No surprise, then, that Holliday couldn’t help but smile when asked about his big touchdown on Saturday in the postgame locker room.

“It was very special,” Holliday said. “It’s a long time coming. I’ve been waiting on that one. My guys gave me a lot of blocking; I just seen one seam and I just hit it and it opened up.”

On the touchdown, Holliday fielded the kick at the 10, bounced it out to the right, followed his blocks and cut left past Panthers kicker Justin Medlock at the Houston 40-yard line. He weaved back to his right and turned on the jets, outrunning any would-be tacklers on his way to the end zone.

“He’s got wheels,” said tight end Garrett Graham, a member of Holliday’s draft class. “He showed it tonight. Trindon can definitely be explosive in the return game.”

Holliday has been clocked in the 4.2s in the 40-yard dash. He won the NCAA 100-meter sprint title in 2009 with a time of 10.00 seconds, the fourth-best time in the world that year and the fastest time in history for a college football player at the time.

He was an eight-time All-American in track and field at LSU. At Northeast High School in Zachary, La., he posted the nation’s fastest indoor times in the 55 and 60-meter dash in 2005. He was a four-time Louisiana state champion in the 200 meters and three-time state champion in the 100 meters. He also was second in his high school state meet in the long jump.

On the football field, Holliday averaged 24.7 yards per kickoff return and 15.0 yards per punt return in four seasons at LSU. He returned four kicks for touchdowns in his career.

Saturday night offered a glimpse at all that talent, but Texans special teams coordinator Joe Marciano still wants to see more.

“I thought he could’ve played a little cleaner,” Marciano said on Saturday. “I thought he could’ve made a better decision fair catch. On one of the punt returns, I thought we had a cutback. On one of the kick returns, looked like he should’ve stayed with the point of attack. Until I see the tape, I could be wrong, but that’s what I saw. I see a young talent with a lot of room to grow. Let’s not anoint him yet; he’s got a long way to go.”

It should be noted that Marciano did smile a minute later when asked about Holliday’s speed.

“I saw it in college,” he said. “I can coach fast guys.”

Holliday knows that one game does not a spot on the roster make. He’s determined to show that Saturday was no fluke.

“It all starts and finishes with consistency,” he said. “I’ve got to be consistent in what I do and just come out, work hard and continue to build off of this.

“It’s been very hard (the last two seasons), but I just have to stay positive. Just have to stay positive with a positive mindset and come out every year and just work hard, and I think this’ll be a special year for me.”


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