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  • Fri., Oct. 03, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, October 3

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 10705 Spring Green Blvd 900, Katy, TX 77494

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans linebacker #55) Danny Clark at the Verizon Clear Lake Store, 19222 Gulf Freeway, Suite A, Friendswood, TX 77546.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Thu., Oct. 09, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Thursday, October 9

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 14129 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans kicker Randy Bullock and deep snapper Jon Weeks at the Verizon Sugar Land Store, 2109 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 10414 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

Coaches

Bruce Matthews
Offensive Assistant
College:
University of Southern California
Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.
Experience:
2
Bruce Matthews enters his second season on the Texans’ coaching staff and will assist the offensive staff in player evaluation and game preparation.

Matthews, 48, is in his second year as a coach after a Hall of Fame career as a player. He played 19 seasons in the NFL, all with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise. Matthews was the most decorated lineman in league history and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility. He tied a league record with 14 consecutive Pro Bowl selections and was a nine-time first-team All-Pro. Matthews was selected as a guard to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s and was one of two players to start every game during the decade.  

At the time of his retirement in 2001, Matthews had played in more games (296) than any non-kicker in NFL history and more seasons (19) than any offensive lineman. He never missed a game due to injury. During the course of his career, Matthews started at all five positions along the line, making him arguably the most versatile lineman of all time. His number 74 was retired by the Titans, and he was inducted into the franchise’s hall of fame in 2002.

Following his retirement as a player, Matthews served as a volunteer coach at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, and coached youth football. Matthews was drafted by the Oilers with the ninth overall pick of the 1983 NFL Draft out of Southern California, where he was an All-American guard. He attended Arcadia (Calif.) High School.
Bruce Matthews enters his second season on the Texans’ coaching staff and will assist the offensive staff in player evaluation and game preparation.

Matthews, 48, is in his second year as a coach after a Hall of Fame career as a player. He played 19 seasons in the NFL, all with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise. Matthews was the most decorated lineman in league history and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility. He tied a league record with 14 consecutive Pro Bowl selections and was a nine-time first-team All-Pro. Matthews was selected as a guard to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s and was one of two players to start every game during the decade.  

At the time of his retirement in 2001, Matthews had played in more games (296) than any non-kicker in NFL history and more seasons (19) than any offensive lineman. He never missed a game due to injury. During the course of his career, Matthews started at all five positions along the line, making him arguably the most versatile lineman of all time. His number 74 was retired by the Titans, and he was inducted into the franchise’s hall of fame in 2002.

Following his retirement as a player, Matthews served as a volunteer coach at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, and coached youth football. Matthews was drafted by the Oilers with the ninth overall pick of the 1983 NFL Draft out of Southern California, where he was an All-American guard. He attended Arcadia (Calif.) High School.

Matthews was born in Raleigh, N.C., before moving to Chicago and eventually Los Angeles. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Sugar Land. The couple has seven children: Steven, Kevin, Marilyn, Jake, Michael, Luke and Gweneth.

MATTHEWS’ COACHING LEDGER
2009-10:     Offensive assistant, Houston Texans

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