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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.

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  • 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!

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Unassuming Brisiel humbled by All-Joe recognition

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Texans right guard Mike Brisiel was humbled to be named the captain of USA Today’s 20th annual All-Joe Team last week.



While a few of his teammates were enjoying a week in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl last week, Texans right guard Mike Brisiel received a different kind of recognition.

Brisiel was named the captain of USA Today’s 20th annual All-Joe Team, a squad that “celebrates first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition.” One of the most unheralded performers on one of the league’s best offensive lines, Brisiel played the entire second half of the Texans’ division-clinching victory at Cincinnati in Week 14 with a broken fibula in his right leg.

The fourth-year guard is so modest, so averse to the spotlight, he thought somebody was pulling a prank on him when a Texans public relations official informed him of the All-Joe honor.

“He was like, ‘Hey, this guy from USA Today wants to talk to you,’” Brisiel said. “I’m in the training room rehabbing and I just said, ‘Yeah, right.’ I just kind of laughed and looked at him, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’

“He was like, ‘They want to do an article on you.’ I was like, ‘Give me a break, man. Shut up.’ Then he said, ‘Dude, I’m serious.’

“Anytime you get honored for playing football, it’s just a pleasure, so I’m just glad. It’s nice to get a little recognition, but it’s definitely not what you play the offensive line for, so it’s kind of a little bonus.”

After playing through a broken leg against the Bengals, Brisiel had surgery the next day. Just four weeks later, he returned to the lineup and started both of the Texans’ playoff games.

“It was one of those things where I was just happy to be back out there,” Brisiel said. “I got nicked up through the middle of the year and kind of was battling that and then I ended up breaking my leg in that Cincinnati game. I don’t know why, but I got some more publicity out of a broken leg than (anything else); it was ridiculous. But luckily, they didn’t put me on injured reserve, so I was lucky enough to have a chance to play in our first-ever playoff game.”

Brisiel had season-ending injuries in 2009 (left foot) and 2010 (shoulder) that caused him to miss a total of 15 games. When healthy, he routinely grades out as the Texans’ top offensive lineman on a weekly basis, according to his teammates and coaches.

“I’m happy for him,” said center Chris Myers, one of the Texans’ three Pro Bowlers. “He’s had a lot more hardships throughout his career than I have injury-wise. This year alone, he’s already had two surgeries. That guy’s been through so much, and he’s just a grinder. He’s the most consistent guy on our offensive line, and he deserves a lot more recognition.”

Undrafted out of Colorado State in 2006, Brisiel spent a month of his rookie season on the Texans’ practice squad before he was released. The Texans re-signed him in January 2007, and he spent that spring playing in NFL Europe before getting cut again in August.

After 12 games on the practice squad in 2007, Brisiel was called up to the active roster. He became a starter following an injury to guard Fred Weary, and he hasn’t relinquished the starting job since.

“I tell you what, I told Mike right when we broke (after the season), what he’s done with his career has been outstanding,” Texans offensive line coach John Benton said. “To go from a street free agent, essentially, a college free agent, and build himself into a top-tier type player, it’s neat to see him get that award.”

A native of Fayetteville, Ark., Brisiel entered the NFL with modest expectations.

“I told my dad when I came out of college, I was like, ‘You know what, I’m not expecting anything big-time. I just want to maybe make a little bit of money, save up my money try to get a little head start on the rest of my life,’” Brisiel said. “And the opportunity kind of hit for me and I’ve been able to stick around here. It’s just been a blessing. Each year is a blessing.”

Brisiel also made the All-Joe team in 2008, when he started all 16 games and helped Steve Slaton lead all rookies with 1,282 rushing yards. He and his line-mates helped the Texans rank second in the NFL in 2011 with a franchise-record 153.0 yards per game.

“I try to do whatever it takes to get the job done,” Brisiel said. “It might not be pretty, but that’s the kind of player I am. I don’t ever really like to get beat. I just try to work hard every day and I try to be as consistent as I can and, you know, just try not to embarrass myself out there with those athletes.”

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