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  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassadors Danny Clark and J.J. Moses at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, November 14
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST First Down Dads Movie Night pres. by ARAMARK

    Come experience the Houston Texans practice facility in a way like no other at the First Down Dads Movie Night presented by ARAMARK on Friday, November 14th from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Bring your kids and blankets for an evening of family, food and football inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, while you watch the featured film “Chicken Little”.  You will not want to miss this memorable experience, created just for you and your kids.  Space is limited and filling up quickly, so register your family today at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

Coaches

Karl Dorrell
Quarterbacks Coach
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
S. Diego, California
Experience:
9

Karl Dorrell is in his second season as the Houston Texans quarterbacks coach after joining the coaching staff on Feb. 10, 2012. Dorrell has 25 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience, including four seasons with the Miami Dolphins before joining the Texans.

Dorrell coached quarterback Matt Schaub to his second career Pro Bowl and first playoff appearance in 2012. Schaub threw for 4,008 yards on 350-of-544 passing for 22 touchdowns and a 90.7 passer rating with 12 interceptions and posted his highest completion percentage since 2009 at 64.3 percent. Houston’s signal-caller also had one of the best games in NFL history, throwing for 527 yards and five touchdowns on 43-of-55 attempts in an overtime win against Jacksonville.

Karl Dorrell is in his second season as the Houston Texans quarterbacks coach after joining the coaching staff on Feb. 10, 2012. Dorrell has 25 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience, including four seasons with the Miami Dolphins before joining the Texans.

Dorrell coached quarterback Matt Schaub to his second career Pro Bowl and first playoff appearance in 2012. Schaub threw for 4,008 yards on 350-of-544 passing for 22 touchdowns and a 90.7 passer rating with 12 interceptions and posted his highest completion percentage since 2009 at 64.3 percent. Houston’s signal-caller also had one of the best games in NFL history, throwing for 527 yards and five touchdowns on 43-of-55 attempts in an overtime win against Jacksonville.

In 2011, Dorrell oversaw a career season for Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, who took over as the team’s starter in Week 5. Moore set career highs with 210 completions on 347 attempts for 2,497 yards and 16 touchdowns. He ranked fourth among AFC passers with an 88.7 passer rating after taking over as the starter and tied or set single-game career highs for passer rating, touchdown passes and longest touchdown pass.

From 2008-10, Dorrell served as the Dolphins’ wide receivers coach. In 2010, Dolphins wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess combined for 165 receptions, the fourth-highest total by a duo in the NFL. Bess totaled 209 receptions from 2008-10 under Dorrell’s guidance, the most by any Dolphins player in his first three years with the team.

Dorrell joined the Dolphins following a five-year stint as head coach at UCLA, where he compiled a 35-27 record and led the Bruins to a bowl appearance each year from 2003-07. In 2005, Dorrell was named the Pac-10 Conference co-Coach of the Year after leading UCLA to a 10-2 record, a No. 13 national ranking in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and a Sun Bowl victory against Northwestern.

Prior to coaching at UCLA, Dorrell was wide receivers coach with the Denver Broncos from 2000-02, serving with current Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and tight ends coach Brian Pariani. Wide receiver Rod Smith posted a pair of 100-reception seasons, earned his first two Pro Bowl selections and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark three times under Dorrell. In 2000, wide receiver Ed McCaffrey posted 101 receptions for 1,317 yards and combined with Smith for 201 receptions, 2,919 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Dorrell also worked with the Broncos’ staff during training camp in 1993 and 1999 as part of the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

In 17 seasons as a head coach or assistant coach at the collegiate level, Dorrell was part of 10 winning records and 12 bowl appearances. Dorrell served as a collegiate assistant for 12 seasons, including seven years as an offensive coordinator. He began his coaching career at UCLA as a graduate assistant in 1988 before moving on to Central Florida (wide receivers, 1989), Northern Arizona (offensive coordinator/wide receivers, 1990-91), Colorado (wide receivers, 1992-93) and Arizona State (wide receivers, 1994). Dorrell returned to Colorado from 1995-98 (offensive coordinator/wide receivers) before coaching at Washington (offensive coordinator/wide receivers, 1999).

Dorrell played wide receiver at UCLA from 1982-86, where he helped the Bruins win three Rose Bowls. He was an honorable mention All-America receiver at Helix High School in San Diego, where he was a classmate and teammate of Texans offensive assistant Dan Hammerschmidt.

Dorrell and his wife, Kim, have two children, Chandler and Lauren.

DORRELL’S COACHING LEDGER
2012-13: Quarterbacks, Houston Texans
2011:  Quarterbacks, Miami Dolphins
2008-10: Wide receivers, Miami Dolphins
2003-07: Head coach, UCLA
2000-02: Wide receivers, Denver Broncos
1999: Offensive coordinator, University of Washington
1995-98: Offensive coordinator, Colorado
1994: Wide receivers, Arizona State
1992-93: Wide receivers, Colorado State
1990-91: Offensive coordinator, Northern Arizona
1989: Wide receivers, Central Florida

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