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  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador Chester Pitts at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 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

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 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
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 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

Coaches

Perry Carter
Assistant Defensive Backs Coach
College:
Southern Mississippi
Hometown:
McComb, Miss.
Experience:
8

Perry Carter is in his eighth season as a coach with the Texans and his fourth as assistant defensive backs coach.

Carter has worked closely with defensive backs coach Vance Joseph to help develop Houston’s secondary. Since 2011, Houston ranks third in the NFL in pass defense (207.7 yards per game) and leads the NFL in completion percentage (52.5).

Perry Carter is in his eighth season as a coach with the Texans and his fourth as assistant defensive backs coach.

Carter has worked closely with defensive backs coach Vance Joseph to help develop Houston’s secondary. Since 2011, Houston ranks third in the NFL in pass defense (207.7 yards per game) and leads the NFL in completion percentage (52.5).

In 2011, Houston ranked third in pass defense, giving up 189.7 yards per game, after finishing 30th in 2010 with 267.5 yards per game. The Texans had the NFL’s lowest pass completion percentage allowed (51.9), ranked second with 6.17 yards per attempt allowed and had the second-lowest opponent passer rating at 69.0.

Carter also worked with the defensive backs in his five previous seasons with the Texans, including his four seasons as a defensive assistant. He originally joined the Texans staff through the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship program during the 2006 training camp.

Carter’s coaching career began in 2004 as the secondary coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. He worked in private business in 2005, then returned to coaching with NFL Europa’s Hamburg Sea Devils as a defensive backs/defensive assistant in the summer of 2006. Carter also worked with the special teams in Hamburg.

The 41-year-old Carter, a native of McComb, Miss., earned four letters playing cornerback at Southern Mississippi from 1990-94. Carter was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (107th pick overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft, and played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1995 and the Oakland Raiders from 1996-98. Carter also played five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos (2000-01), Montreal Alouettes (2002) and British Columbia Lions (2003-04).

Carter and his wife, Nicole, live in Houston with their daughter, Bría, and son, Perry Jr.

CARTER’S COACHING LEDGER
2010-13: Assistant defensive backs, Houston Texans
2006-09: Defensive assistant, Houston Texans
2006: Defensive backs/defensive assistant, Hamburg Sea Devils (NFL Europa)
2004: Secondary, Texas A&M-Commerce

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