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  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • 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.

    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



2010 season in review: Tight end

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Despite Owen Daniels missing five games with a hamstring injury, the Texans' tight ends stepped up for a productive season in 2010.

Top performers: Owen Daniels (38 catches, 471 yards, 2 TDs), Joel Dreessen (36 catches, 518 yards, 4 TDs)

Newcomers: Garrett Graham (draft, fourth-round pick)

Major injuries: Daniels (hamstring, Weeks 9-13)

Position coach: Brian Pariani (20th NFL season, 5th with Texans)

Year in review: Daniels, Dreessen and James Casey combined for 82 catches, 1,087 yards and six touchdowns in 2010. The Texans’ tight ends ranked fourth among all AFC teams in yards.

Daniels, coming off a season-ending knee injury in 2009, started 10 games and played in 11. He was on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the entire preseason but was ready for Week 1 of the regular season. He improved in each of the first six games until a hamstring injury sidelined him for five weeks.

When Daniels returned, he flashed the talent that made him a Pro Bowler in 2008. He had a season-high 91 yards on five catches against Baltimore in Week 14. He caught his first touchdown pass of the season and led the team with eight catches for 73 yards in Week 16 at Denver, and he closed the season with five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville.

Dreessen posted career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns while playing in all 16 games for the third consecutive season. He had a career-high 106 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches in Week 11 against the Jets, his former team. He led the Texans with five catches for 73 yards in Week 4 at Oakland, and again with five catches for 66 yards in Week 9 against San Diego. He made a clutch 28-yard catch in overtime in Week 2 against Washington to set up the game-winning field goal.

Late in the season, Dreessen was voted by his teammates as the Texans’ 2010 Ed Block Courage Award winner for overcoming offseason surgery on his right labrum and rotator-cuff.

Casey, in his second season out of Rice, was a sure-handed option when given an opportunity to catch the ball. He set career season highs with eight catches for 98 yards, which included career single-game highs of four catches for 48 yards against San Diego in Week 9.

Graham, a fourth-round pick from Wisconsin, saw action in six games as a rookie. The Wisconsin career leader with 16 touchdown catches, he played primarily on special teams in 2010.

Second-year tight end Anthony Hill was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List on Nov. 30, but he was inactive in the final five games. Hill played in five games in 2009 and had one catch for nine yards.

Season highlight: Week 6 vs. Kansas City. Daniels had five catches for 79 yards in what was by far his best game since tearing his ACL at Buffalo on Nov. 1, 2009. Four of his catches went for first downs. He had three catches for 62 yards in the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter as the Texans overcame a 10-point deficit.

Dreessen had only one catch against the Chiefs, but it was a five-yard touchdown that put the Texans on the scoreboard in the second quarter.

Season lowlight: Week 10 at Jacksonville. Out of timeouts in a tied game, the Texans drove to the Jaguars’ 40-yard line with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter. From there, Dreessen was flagged for a false start. Then, on third-and-15 from the 45, Dreessen fumbled after an eight-yard catch over the middle. The Jaguars recovered with eight seconds left and, in a stunning turn of events, won the game two plays later on a 50-yard Hail Mary pass as time expired.

It was the first lost fumble of Dreessen’s career. He was hard on himself after the game, going so far as to blame himself for the loss, but it didn’t have a lingering effect on his play. Dreessen rebounded the next week with a career-high 106 receiving yards on the road against the Jets.

Notable number: 14.4 – Yards per catch for Dreessen in 2010, which led all Texans players and ranked 25th in the league. It ranked fifth among all NFL tight ends.

Key splits: Daniels was finally healthy late in the season after missing five games with a hamstring injury, and he had 22 catches for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the final four games. Those numbers project to 88 catches, 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns over a 16-game span.

Dreessen had 11 catches, 140 yards and a touchdown when the Texans were trailing by 1-7 points. He averaged 19.0 yards per catch and had more than half of his total receiving yards (266) in the fourth quarter and overtime. He also was a first down-machine in third-and-short situations, with seven first downs on seven catches on third-and-10 or less.

Quotable: “Over the course of the past four weeks, he’s shown he’s fine, he’s back and he’ll be a Pro Bowl player. We need him on this football team. He is a hell of a player, he’s a great kid, and we kind of go as he goes.”
- Texans coach Gary Kubiak, after the Texans beat Jacksonville in the season finale, on Daniels

Looking ahead: Tight end will be one of the Texans’ deepest positions in 2011. Daniels, who played on a one-year contract in 2010, re-signed with the Texans earlier this offseason to ensure that he’ll be in Houston for years to come.

Dreessen, Casey, Graham and Hill also will return. Dreessen has become an ultra-dependable second option at tight end, while Casey is a versatile player who also can play fullback. Graham should be better in his second season, and Hill has potential as a big, blocking tight end.

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