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  • Fri., Jul. 10, 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., Jul. 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Coaches Summit

    The Houston Texans Coaches Summit is an event designed to educate coaches on the key components of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy. Youth football coaches will learn about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling technique, concussion awareness, and the process to become a Player Safety Coach.

    All youth football coaches who attend the Coaches Summit will have an opportunity to apply for a grant ($2,500 for teams; $10,000 for leagues) to help make their respective teams and leagues safer!

    This event is limited and will fill up, so register today.

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/programs/headsup.html

  • Tue., Jul. 14, 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!
  • Thu., Jul. 16, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Brew Exchange (706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) from 4:30-5:30 PM and Academy Sports + Outdoors (5400 Brodie Ln., Austin, TX  78745) from 7-8 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Fri., Jul. 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Thu., Jul. 23, 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!
  • Thu., Jul. 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Fuddruckers

    Stop by the Fuddruckers located at 3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-7 PM for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, $2 domestic bottles and a 15% discount if you come in your Texans gear from 5 PM - close, as well as Texans prize giveaways!

  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2015 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, September 20th at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

Coaches

Cedric Smith
Strength and Conditioning Coach
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Enterprise, Ala.
Experience:
13

Cedric Smith is in his fourth season as the Texans head strength and conditioning coach and his 13th season overall as an NFL coach. The former NFL fullback has implemented a vigorous off-season program that not only puts an emphasis on strength training and cardiovascular endurance, but also focuses on enhancing speed and flexibility. Smith also supervises the club’s personalized in-season training regimen.

Smith’s strength and conditioning program has helped produce the first two playoff appearances in franchise history in 2011 and 2012. Following the 2012 season, Smith was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

Cedric Smith is in his fourth season as the Texans head strength and conditioning coach and his 13th season overall as an NFL coach. The former NFL fullback has implemented a vigorous off-season program that not only puts an emphasis on strength training and cardiovascular endurance, but also focuses on enhancing speed and flexibility. Smith also supervises the club’s personalized in-season training regimen.

Smith’s strength and conditioning program has helped produce the first two playoff appearances in franchise history in 2011 and 2012. Following the 2012 season, Smith was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

Smith was hired as the Texans head strength and conditioning coach following a three-year stint as Kansas City’s strength and conditioning coach. He also spent six years as an assistant strength coach with the Denver Broncos (2001-06).

Prior to joining the Broncos, Smith was a fitness manager and consultant with Gold’s Gym in Phoenix for two years (1999-00) after concluding a successful seven-year NFL playing career. During his professional playing tenure, Smith enjoyed stints with Arizona (1996-98), Washington (1994-95), New Orleans (1991) and Minnesota (1990). He finished his NFL career with 40 carries for 100 yards (2.5 avg.) with two touchdowns and 20 receptions for 141 yards (7.1 avg.) with two scores. He also had five kickoff returns for 83 yards (16.6 avg.). He originally entered the NFL as the second of Minnesota’s two fifth-round selections (131st overall) in the 1990 NFL Draft. Smith appeared in 15 games for the Vikings as a rookie, opening holes for running back Herschel Walker.

Smith enjoyed his finest NFL campaign in 1994 with Washington. He played in 14 games (eight starts), rushing 10 times for 48 yards (4.8 avg.) and catching 15 passes for 118 yards (7.9 avg.).

Prior to entering the NFL, Smith was a three-year starter at fullback at the University of Florida, where he paved the way for running back Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. Cedric Smith finished his collegiate career with 20 starts, carrying the ball 102 times for 300 yards (2.9 avg.) with four touchdowns and catching 11 passes for 77 yards (7.0 avg.). He was a three-time Academic All-Southeastern Conference selection.

Before enrolling at Florida, Smith was named All-Alabama as a fullback at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Ala. Smith graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Health Sciences in 1990. He is married to his wife, Teresa, and has five children: Chandler, Canyon, Cole, Cameron and Cerraya.

SMITH’S COACHING LEDGER
2010-13:  Head strength and conditioning coach, Houston Texans
2007-09: Head strength and conditioning coach, Kansas City Chiefs
2001-06: Assistant strength and conditioning, Denver Broncos

 

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