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Steve Slaton
RB #20
Height:
5-9
Weight:
209
College:
West Virginia
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 45 442 9.8 1,896 4.3 42.1 13 71 93 21 18 5 7
2011 MIA 3 17 5.7 64 3.8 21.3 1 28 2 11.8 1 0 0
2011 HOU 3 7 2.3 20 2.9 6.7 0 13 1 14.3 0 0 0
2010 HOU 12 19 1.6 93 4.9 7.8 0 23 4 21.1 1 0 0
2009 HOU 11 131 11.9 437 3.3 39.7 3 32T 26 19.8 3 0 5
2008 HOU 16 268 16.8 1,282 4.8 80.1 9 71T 60 22.4 13 5 2
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 45 100 808 8.1 18 46 5 9 1 35 3
2011 MIA 3 2 -3 -1.5 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 3 1 6 6 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
2010 HOU 12 3 11 3.7 0.9 12 0 0 0 1 0
2009 HOU 11 44 417 9.5 37.9 38T 4 5 0 20 2
2008 HOU 16 50 377 7.5 23.6 46 1 4 1 14 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 45 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 MIA 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 HOU 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 12 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 HOU 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 45 10 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 HOU 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 11 7 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 HOU 16 3 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 45 42 852 20.3 50 0 23 2 0 0
2011 MIA 3 3 85 28.3 42 0 2 1 0 0
2011 HOU 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 12 39 767 19.7 50 0 21 1 0 0
2009 HOU 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS:
• Selected by Houston Texans in third round (89th pick overall) of 2008 NFL Draft…signed by Texans on July 22, 2008…placed on reserve/injured list on December 9, 2009

HONORS:
• 2008 AFC Offensive Player of the Week (13)
• 2008 AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month (December)
• Houston Texans 2008 Rookie of the Year

CAREER:
• Has rushed for 1,812 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career and has caught 97 passes for 805 yards and five touchdowns
• Served as the starting running back in 2008 and 2009
• Set the franchise single-season rookie rushing record with 1,282 yards, which also led all rookie running backs in 2008
• Has five career 100-yard games

2010 (Houston 12/1):
• Saw action in 12 games with one start, rushing for 93 yards on 19 attempts and catching three passes for 11 yards on the season…served as kick returner for the Texans averaging 19.7 yards per return
• Had six rushes for 29 yards and returned one kickoff 33 yards in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/12)
• Returned five kickoffs an average of 24.4 yards with a long of 32 yards vs. Dallas (9/26)
• Had five carries for 37 yards and two catches for eight yards at Oakland (10/3)
• Had the longest kick return of his career, taking a first quarter kickoff back 50 yards at Tennessee (12/19)
• Returned three kickoffs an average of 21.7 yards at Denver (12/26)
• Returned four kickoffs an average of 21.3 yards in the season finale vs. Jacksonville (1/2)

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in third round (89th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft…Signed by Texans on July 22, 2008…Placed on reserve/injured list with a neck injury on Dec. 9, 2009.

HONORS:
• 2008 AFC Offensive Player of the Week (13)
• 2008 AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month (December)
• Houston Texans 2008 Rookie of the Year

CAREER:
• Has rushed for 1,812 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career and has caught 97 passes for 805 yards and five touchdowns
• Served as the starting running back in 2008 and 2009
• Set the franchise single-season rookie rushing record with 1,282 yards, which also led all rookie running backs in 2008
• Has five career 100-yard games

2010 (Houston 12/1):
• Saw action in 12 games with one start, rushing for 93 yards on 19 attempts and catching three passes for 11 yards on the season…served as kick returner for the Texans averaging 19.7 yards per return
• Had six rushes for 29 yards and returned one kickoff 33 yards in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/12)
• Returned five kickoffs an average of 24.4 yards with a long of 32 yards vs. Dallas (9/26)
• Had five carries for 37 yards and two catches for eight yards at Oakland (10/3)
• Had the longest kick return of his career, taking a first quarter kickoff back 50 yards at Tennessee (12/19)
• Returned three kickoffs an average of 21.7 yards at Denver (12/26)
• Returned four kickoffs an average of 21.3 yards in the season finale vs. Jacksonville (1/2)

2009 (Houston 11/10):
• Suffered through an injury-shortened sophomore campaign but still managed to lead the team in rushing for the second straight year…finished the season with 437 rushing yards on 131 carries and scored three touchdowns before being placed on injured reserve with a right shoulder injury…also caught 44 passes for 417 yards and caught a career-high four touchdown passes
• Started and ran for 76 yards on 12 carries while also hauling in three receptions for 37 yards vs. Jacksonville (9/27)
• Had 65 yards rushing and 24 yards receiving and tied the team record with two touchdowns vs. Oakland (10/24) scoring on a 32-yard run and an 18-yard reception
• Caught six passes for 59 yards and had 39 yards rushing on 13 attempts at Arizona (10/11)
• Had six receptions for a career-high 102 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati (10/18), his first 100-yard receiving performance of his career…also had 19 carries for 43 yards
• Scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) while rushing for 67 yards on 18 carries and four receptions for 22 yards vs. San Francisco (10/25)
• Caught five passes for 42 yards and a touchdown as well as five attempts rushing for 21 yards vs. Tennessee (11/23)
• Carried 10 times for a team-high 57 yards vs. Indianapolis (11/29) and tied for the team lead with seven receptions for 49 yards

2008 (Houston 16/15):
• Started in 15-of-16 games played as a rookie…led all rookie running backs with a franchise-record 1,282 yards…finished the season as the NFL’s leading rookie rusher and also set the Texans single-season rushing record with 1,282 yards…also scored nine rushing touchdowns…caught 50 passes for 371 yards and one touchdown…led the AFC with 1,659 total yards from scrimmage…led all running backs in fourth-quarter rushing, gaining 464 of his 1,282 yards in the final period…topped the 100-yard mark five times
• Started at running back for the first time in his career at Tennessee (9/21) and had 18 carries for 116 yards and one touchdown, posting the first 100-yard game of his career
• Ran for a Texans rookie-record 156 yards on 14 carries at Indianapolis (11/16), including a career-long 71-yard touchdown run…his 71-yard rush was the longest run from scrimmage in Texans history, bettering RB Domanick Williams’ 51-yard run at Cincinnati on 11/9/03…156 yards rushing were the second-highest in franchise history, trailing only Williams’ 158-yard day at Jacksonville on 12/26/04…averaged 11.1 yards per carry, which was the highest single-game average in Texans history
• Ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and caught two passes for 52 yards on Monday Night Football vs. Jacksonville (12/1)
• Rushed for 120 yards on 26 carries and caught three passes for 40 yards at Green Bay (12/7)…went over 1,000 yards for the season with a five-yard gain in the third quarter…became the second Texan to run for over 1,000 yards in a season and registered the third 1,000-yard season in team history
• Gained 100 yards on 24 carries vs. Tennessee (12/14)…broke the team rookie rushing record in the game and established another team record with his fifth 100-yard rushing day of the season…became the first Texans running back to have three consecutive 100-yard rushing games in a season
• Ran for 66 yards on 18 carries at Oakland (12/21)…surpassed the previous franchise single-season rushing record of 1,188 yards during the game

COLLEGE:
• Rushed for 3,923 yards during his career at West Virginia, ranking third on the school’s all-time record list and third in Big East history…set the WVU career record for rushing touchdowns with 50…664 rushing attempts were third-most in school history…17 touchdowns rushing in both 2005 and 2007 tied for third on the school’s season-record list…1,774 yards rushing in 2006 set a school season-record, topping the old mark of 1,710 yards by Avon Cobourne in 2002…
• Second-team All-Big East choice as a junior in 2007 when he rushed for 1,051 yards and 17 touchdowns on 211 carries …first-team All-American selection as a sophomore in 2006 by the American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association, Walter Camp, The Sporting News and Associated Press, and added second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and Rivals.com…finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy and was a Maxwell Award semi-finalist…selected by the Philadelphia Sports Writers as the Amateur Athlete of the Year...named the team’s Most Valuable Player…finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back…All-Big East Conference first-team pick…freshman All-American first-team choice in 2005 by Rivals.com and a second-team pick by The Sporting News…second-team All-Big East Conference selection and named the league’s Rookie of the Year
• Ran for a Sugar Bowl-record 204 yards vs. Georgia in the 2006 game, the second-highest total by a player in a BCS bowl game
• Athletic coaching education major

PERSONAL:
• Attended Conwell-Egan (Levittown, Pa.) Catholic High School
• Made the varsity football team as a freshman, going on to earn All-Conference honors in each of his four seasons on the gridiron…named the Most Valuable Player of the Philadelphia Catholic League and was chosen All-Area by most of the local news services, in addition to adding All-State accolades as a junior and senior
• Rushed for 1,836 yards and 26 touchdowns to lead the team to a 10-3 record as a senior…added 1,626 yards with 19 scores on offense and broke up six passes while intercepting two others as a defensive back during his junior campaign…rushed for more than 6,000 yards and 73 touchdowns, setting five school records in his career
• Also excelled on the school’s track team

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