Coming Up
  • Sat., Dec. 03, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 03, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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    Houston, TX 77002

     

     

Coaches

Rick Dennison
Offensive Coordinator
College:
Colorado State
Hometown:
Kalispell, Mont.
Experience:
19

Rick Dennison is in his fourth season as the Houston Texans’ offensive coordinator. Dennison enters his 19th season in the NFL as a coach and his 28th year in the League overall. Prior to joining Gary Kubiak’s staff in 2010, Dennison had spent his entire NFL tenure with the Denver Broncos, first as a player from 1982-90 and then as a coach from 1995-2009.

The Texans’ offense has become synonymous with success in the run game since Dennison joined the staff in January 2010. Houston has an NFL-best 26 individual 100-yard rushing performances, ranks third in the NFL with 137.8 rushing yards per game, is second in the NFL with 62 combined rushing touchdowns and has produced the three best rushing seasons in franchise history. Eight different Texans offensive players have earned Pro Bowl invitations in that time.

Rick Dennison is in his fourth season as the Houston Texans’ offensive coordinator. Dennison enters his 19th season in the NFL as a coach and his 28th year in the League overall. Prior to joining Gary Kubiak’s staff in 2010, Dennison had spent his entire NFL tenure with the Denver Broncos, first as a player from 1982-90 and then as a coach from 1995-2009.

The Texans’ offense has become synonymous with success in the run game since Dennison joined the staff in January 2010. Houston has an NFL-best 26 individual 100-yard rushing performances, ranks third in the NFL with 137.8 rushing yards per game, is second in the NFL with 62 combined rushing touchdowns and has produced the three best rushing seasons in franchise history. Eight different Texans offensive players have earned Pro Bowl invitations in that time.

The Texans offense helped set a franchise record with 26.0 points per game and ranked seventh in the NFL with 372.1 yards per game in 2012. Seven offensive players earned a trip to the Pro Bowl, including wide receiver Andre Johnson, who had a resurgent season with 1,598 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Arian Foster led the NFL in touchdowns for the second time in three seasons with 17 and ranked second in the AFC with 1,424 yards rushing. Quarterback Matt Schaub eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for the third time in his career and second time under Dennison behind a line that featured three Pro Bowlers: left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Wade Smith and center Chris Myers. Brown was also named Associated Press first team All-Pro. 

Dennison’s offense persevered through several injuries to key players in 2011. Houston set franchise records with 2,448 rushing yards (153.0 per game) and 546 rushing attempts to rank second in the NFL and excelled in the postseason, averaging 159.5 rushing yards per game in helping the Texans reach the Divisional round. Houston led the NFL in time of possession (32:41) and set a franchise record for fewest interceptions thrown with nine, despite having three different starting quarterbacks. Schaub and backup Matt Leinart went down with season-ending injuries in consecutive weeks late in the regular season, leaving rookie fifth-round draft pick T.J. Yates to lead the offense throughout the six remaining regular season games and postseason.

The 2011 Texans had two running backs rush for more than 900 yards in a season for the first time in franchise history, with Foster finishing fifth in the NFL with 1,224 yards and Ben Tate rushing for 942 yards. Foster and Tate both rushed for more than 100 yards in the same game twice during the season, making Houston just the sixth team since 1985 to accomplish the feat. Myers was selected to the Pro Bowl, a first for a Texans lineman, and Brown earned second team AP All-Pro and PFW/PFWA All-AFC honors.

Houston’s offense experienced record-setting success with a renewed emphasis on the running game under Dennison in 2010. The Texans offense ranked third in the NFL with the league’s seventh-ranked rushing offense and fourth-ranked passing attack. Houston set franchise records with 390 points, 6,186 total yards of offense (386.6 per game) and 2,042 yards rushing (127.6 yards per game). Dennison’s offense helped Foster become the franchise’s first NFL rushing and scoring leader with a franchise-record 1,616 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns.

Dennison’s first stint as an offensive coordinator in the NFL came in Denver from 2006-08 after his predecessor, Kubiak, left the Broncos to become head coach of the Texans. Dennison coached the Broncos offensive line from 2001-05 and again in 2009. He also coached Denver’s special teams from 1997-2000 and was an offensive assistant from 1995-96.

With Dennison at the helm, Denver’s offense averaged 350.5 yards per game from 2006-08 and rushed for 124.4 yards per game, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Despite starting a rookie at left tackle and a second-year player at right tackle in 2008, the Broncos gained 6,333 yards to rank second in the NFL and the offensive line allowed a franchise-record-low 12 sacks. 

In 2007, Denver was fourth in the NFL in yards per play (5.7) and fifth in yards per rush (4.6). In 2006, Dennison’s first season at the helm of the offense, Denver ranked fifth in the NFL with an average of 360.4 yards per game.

With Dennison in charge of either the offensive line or the entire offense from 2001-09, the Broncos ranked second in the NFL with an average of 135.1 rushing yards per game. Denver’s 4.5-yard rushing average in that time period was the third-highest in the League. The Broncos line also excelled in pass blocking, surrendering just 226 sacks in nine years, which was the fourth-fewest in the League in that time.

Dennison coached Denver’s special teams from 1997-2000 and helped the Broncos win back-to-back World Championships in 1997 and 1998. Under his tutelage, punt returner Darrien Gordon and kicker Jason Elam both earned trips to the Pro Bowl and punter Tom Rouen was one of the most consistent punters in the League. Dennison began his coaching career as an offensive assistant in Denver from 1995-96 after coaching for three years at the high school level for Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn.

Dennison played linebacker for the Broncos from 1982-90, appearing in 128 games with 52 starts and three Super Bowls (XXI in 1986, XXII in ‘87 and XXIV in ‘89). In 1989, he received the Ed Block Memorial Courage Award. Dennison ranked second on the Broncos in tackles with 133 during the 1988 campaign while posting a team-high three fumble recoveries.

Dennison joined the Broncos as a college free agent in 1982 after a fine collegiate career at Colorado State, where he earned three varsity letters and was a second-team Academic All-American as a senior. In 1979, Dennison earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from CSU followed by a master’s degree in the same field from CSU in 1982.

Born in Kalispell, Mont., Dennison attended Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colo., where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. His father, George, was president of the University of Montana before retiring in July 2010. Rick and his wife, Shannon, have five children: sons Joseph, Steven and Trey, and twin daughters, Abrynn and Allie.

Joseph graduated from Yale, where he played football, and now works in Seattle. He was married to his wife, Hayley, in February 2011. Steven, a left-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins out of Wheaton (Ill.) College and signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros in June 2011.

DENNISON’S COACHING LEDGER
2010-13:  Offensive Coordinator, Houston Texans
2006-08: Offensive Coordinator, Denver Broncos
2001-05, ‘09: Offensive Line, Denver Broncos
1997-2000: Special Teams, Denver Broncos
1995-96: Offensive Assistant, Denver Broncos
1992-94: Assistant, Suffield (Conn.) Academy

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