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    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
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 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

Team

Brian Cushing
ILB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
249
Age:
27
College:
Southern California
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 401 274 127 11.0 1 24 8 50 -- 20 1 7 0
2013 HOU 7 7 48 36 12 1.5 0 3 1 18 18 18 1 1 --
2012 HOU 5 5 30 23 7 0.0 -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 --
2011 HOU 16 16 114 76 38 4.0 -- 5 2 5 2.5 5 0 2 --
2010 HOU 12 12 76 53 23 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 HOU 16 16 133 86 47 4.0 1 10 4 26 6.5 20 0 2 --

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Twitter: @briancushing56
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012.... Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013

HONORS:
Associated Press All-Pro Second Team (2009, 2011)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team (2011)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2011)
Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2013)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2009)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2009; Week 8, 2009)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November, 2009; December, 2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 1 fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown at San Diego

CAREER:
Led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2011, and has 431 tackles in his career
His 133 tackles in 2009 finished tied for second most in the AFC, trailing only Ray Lewis’ 134 tackles
Tied for seventh in team history with 11.0 career sacks
Has eight career interceptions, 22 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one safety
Has 14 career double-digit tackle games

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012.... Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013

HONORS:
Associated Press All-Pro Second Team (2009, 2011)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team (2011)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2011)
Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2013)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2009)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2009; Week 8, 2009)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November, 2009; December, 2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 1 fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown at San Diego

CAREER:
Led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2011, and has 431 tackles in his career
His 133 tackles in 2009 finished tied for second most in the AFC, trailing only Ray Lewis’ 134 tackles
Tied for seventh in team history with 11.0 career sacks
Has eight career interceptions, 22 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one safety
Has 14 career double-digit tackle games

2013 (Houston 7/7):
Led the team with 65 tackles and had 1.5 sacks and an interception before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Kansas City in Week 7
Led the team with 11 tackles (five solo) and recorded an interception, which was returned 18 yards for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter at San Diego (9/9)
Tied a career high with 13 tackles (11 solo) and tied a career high with 1.5 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Tied for a team-high with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Baltimore (9/22)
Recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble vs. Seattle (9/29)
Recorded eight tackles (five solo) at San Francisco (10/6)
Recorded eight tackles (four solo) vs. St. Louis (10/13)
Recorded five solo tackles and a pass defensed before suffering a leg injury in the third quarter at Kansas City (10/20)

2012 (Houston 5/5):
Started five games  and led the team in tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury
Named a team captain for the second consecutive season
Finished the season with 43 tackles (27 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble
Led the defense with nine tackles (six solo) while also intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Named one of the Defensive Players of the Game after recording nine tackles (three solo) at Jacksonville (9/16)
Made seven tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass at Denver (9/23)
Set a career-high with 13 tackles (9 solo) vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Had five tackles (three solo) at the New York Jets (10/8) before leaving the game with a knee injury

2011 (Houston 16/16):
Second Team Associated Press All-Pro selection and finished the season with a team-best 114 tackles (77 solo), 4.0 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles
Elected a team captain by his teammates in the second half of the season
Started and led all Texans defenders with seven tackles (four solo) and one quarterback pressure in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Led the team with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Miami (9/18), his eighth double-digit tackle game
Made five tackles (four solo) and one quarterback pressure at New Orleans (9/25)
Tied for the team lead with six tackles (two solo) vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
Recorded his first sack of the season and finished tied for the team lead in tackles with eight (seven solo) vs. Oakland (10/9)
Made five tackes (three solo) including one for a loss at Baltimore (10/16)
Led the defense with six tackles (five solo) and had a pass defensed at Tennessee (10/23)
Named the Defensive Player of the Game for the Texans after leading the team with seven tackles and intercepting a Blaine Gabbert pass vs. Jacksonville (10/30)
Led the defense with seven tackles (four solo) and sacked Colt McCoy for a 5-yard loss vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Led the defense with eight solo tackles, one sack and an interception at Tampa Bay (11/13)
Tied for the team lead in tackles with six (five solo) while also adding two hits on the quarterback vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Recorded his ninth career double-digit tackle game with 12 tackles (nine solo), including one for a loss vs. Carolina (12/18)
Led the team in tackles for the 10th time in 2011 while also forcing two fumbles, including a sack-fumble on the first defensive play of the game at Indianapolis (12/22)
Had four tackles (two solo) in only one half of play vs. Tennessee (1/1/12) in the season finale
Led the team with 19 postseason tackles
Started in his postseason debut and registered a team-leading eight tackles, including five solos and one for loss in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Recorded 11 tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 12/12):
Started the final 12 games of the regular season and totaled 76 tackles (49 solo), 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble
Made season debut vs. the New York Giants (10/10) and had nine tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed
Made eight tackles (seven solo) including one quarterback hit vs. Kansas City (10/17)
Returned to strongside linebacker and recorded nine solo tackles and one quarterback hit at Jacksonville (11/14)
Made four solo tackles and forced a fumble at the New York Jets (11/21)
Led the defense with seven tackles (three solo) including four for a loss to go along with two passes defensed vs. Tennessee (11/28)
Recorded 1.5 sacks for 12 yards lost and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Baltimore (12/13)
Made five tackles (four solo) including two quarterback hits vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11)

2009 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games as a rookie and was named Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year
Voted into the 2010 Pro Bowl but was unable to play due to injury
Made professional debut for the Texans, starting at linebacker against the New York Jets (9/13), and tied for the team high with eight tackles (five solo)
Became the first Texans rookie to lead his team in tackles in his first three career games vs. Jacksonville (9/27), where he registered eight tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss, and two pass defenses
Wrapped up Oakland RB Justin Fargas in the end zone for the Texans first safety since 12/15/02 vs. Oakland (10/4)
Made nine tackles (six solo), two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and intercepted a pass from Bengals QB Carson Palmer late in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory at Cincinnati (10/18)
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week (10/21) for his performance
Led the Texans in tackles for the sixth time in eight games with 10 (three solo) as well as having one sack, one pass defensed and one interception at Buffalo (11/1)
Set a career high with 12 tackles (10 solo), one pass defensed, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit at Indianapolis (11/8)
Defensive leader in tackles for the ninth time, compiling 11 tackles (seven solo) vs. Indianapolis (11/29), where he picked off a Peyton Manning pass for his third interception of the season
Named NFL Rookie of the Month of November after totaling 43 tackles, two interceptions and a sack
Recorded one sack for a loss of 13 yards, three quarterback hits and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Seattle (12/13)
Made seven tackles (three solo) with two hits on Craig Nall including a half-sack for a loss of five yards at St. Louis (12/20)
Made nine solo tackles at Miami (12/27) inlcuding one for a loss, intercepted one pass, deflected a pass and sacked an opposing quarterback for the third straight week

COLLEGE:
Started 38-of-44 games he played in at USC, including 13 at right defensive end and 31 at strongside outside linebacker
Finished his career with 178 tackles (101 solos) that included 8.5 quarterback sacks for minus 57 yards, 27.0 stops for losses totaling 106 yards and two pressures
Intercepted one pass, deflected 12 others and blocked two punts
Consensus All-American as a senior, earning first-team accolades from Sports Illustrated and second-team honors from The Sporting News and Associated Press, and a consensus first-team All-Pac 10 choice
Finalist for the Butkus Award, semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy
Honorable mention All-Pac 10 selection in 2007 and second-team all-conference pick in 2006
Started the last four games in 2005, including the national title game

PERSONAL:
Attended Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) High School
Earned Parade, USA Today, Prep Football Report, Scout.com, Super Prep, EA Sports and Prep Star All-American honors as a senior
Recorded 120 tackles, 11 stops for loss, 10 sacks and seven interceptions as a linebacker in 2004
Played running back and tight end and gained 475 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 456 yards (35.1 avg) with seven scores

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