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  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

  • Fri., Apr. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays: Jerry LeVias at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Jerry LeVias.  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., Apr. 11, 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
  • Sun., Apr. 12, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT First Down Dads Date with my Dad presented by ARAMARK

    Sign up now for the First Down Dads Date with my Dad event presented by ARAMARK on April 12! Dads & kids will spend the afternoon at the Houston Texans Grille with Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and TORO! Register now at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 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 with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!

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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