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  • Sat., Mar. 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST 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

     

  • Sat., Mar. 21, 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
  • 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

  • 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. 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
  • 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!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Thu., May. 21, 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 from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!

Team

T.J. Yates
QB #13
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.
Experience:
3
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 14 170 104 61.2 12.1 1,164 6.8 83.1 3 1.8 7 4.1 50 14 2 18 81 70.3
2014 ATL 1 4 3 75 4 64 16 64 0 -- 1 25 40 1 1 0 0 77.1
2013 HOU 3 22 15 68.2 7.3 113 5.1 37.7 0 -- 2 9.1 20 1 0 2 7 42.4
2012 HOU 4 10 4 40 2.5 38 3.8 9.5 0 -- 1 10 19 0 0 1 0 11.7
2011 HOU 6 134 82 61.2 22.3 949 7.1 158.2 3 2.2 3 2.2 50 12 1 15 74 80.7
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 14 17 1.2 56 3.3 4 1 17 4 23.5 0 0 1
2014 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 0.3 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 HOU 4 2 0.5 -1 -0.5 -0.3 1 1T 1 50 0 0 0
2011 HOU 6 14 2.3 57 4.1 9.5 0 17 3 21.4 0 0 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ATL 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 4 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 HOU 6 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 14 8 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 HOU 4 2 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 6 5 3 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0

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Twitter: @TJ_Yates

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft...signed by the Texans on July 31, 2011.

HONORS:
NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 14, 2011)

2012 (Houston 4/0):
Dressed for every game and appeared in four contests
Came in for one snap in place of Matt Schaub at Denver (9/23)
Completed 2-of-5 passes for 23 yards vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter vs. New England (12/10)
Saw action in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23)
Dressed but did not play in both postseason games

TWITTER: @TJ_Yates

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft...signed by the Texans on July 31, 2011.

HONORS:
NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 14, 2011)

2012 (Houston 4/0):
Dressed for every game and appeared in four contests
Came in for one snap in place of Matt Schaub at Denver (9/23)
Completed 2-of-5 passes for 23 yards vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter vs. New England (12/10)
Saw action in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23)
Dressed but did not play in both postseason games

2011 (Houston 6/5):
Inactive for first 10 games of the season
Made his professional and Texans deubt at quarterback in place of an injured Matt Leinart and completed 8-of-15 passes for 70 yards at Jacksonville (11/27)
Made his first career start, completing 12-of-25 passes for 188 yards including his first career touchdown pass, a 3-yard completion to Joel Dreessen, vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Completed 26-of-44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati (12/11)
Led two 80-plus yard drives in the fourth quarter including throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Walter with two seconds remaining to complete the comeback that clinched the AFC South Division title against the Bengals
Earned NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance in Cincinnati in Week 14
Completed his first eight pass attempts and finished the game 19-of-30 for 212 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions vs. Carolina (12/18)
Completed 13-of-16 passes for 132 yards and a 101.0 passer rating at Indianapols (12/22)
Started for the fifth time and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards before leaving the game early in the first quarter vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
Made his postseason debut where he completed 11-of-20 passes for 159 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Completed 17-of-35 passes for 184 yards and threw three interceptions in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

COLLEGE:
Threw for 9,377 yards (208.4 average per game), 58 touchdowns and 46 interceptions for his career
Set 37 Tar Heel records, including single-game, single-season and career records for pass completions and yards
Became the only Tar Heel to throw for 3,000 yards in a season and 400 yards in three separate games
The most accurate passer in UNC history, completing 795-of-1,277 attempts (62.3 percent)
Completed 282-of-422 attempts in 2010 for career highs of 3,418 yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with nine interceptions
Completed 23-of-39 attempts for 234 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Carolina’s 30-27 double-overtime victory over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl in 2010
Finished 2009 with 2,136 yards and 14 touchdowns on 214-for-355 passing
2,136 yards ranked eighth all-time on UNC’s single-season list
Played in seven games and started six in 2008 and passed for 1,168 yards and 11 touchdowns to just four interceptions on the season
Completed 60 percent (81-135) of his passes
Suffered a non-displaced fracture to his left ankle against Virginia Tech and missed the next five games
Returned to the starting line-up against NC State and started the final regular season game at Duke and the bowl game vs. West Virginia
Communications major

PERSONAL:
Attended Pope High School
Completed 160 of 289 passes (57 percent) for 2,305 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, his only year on the football team
Rushed for 292 yards and seven scores and punted 34 times for 1,237 yards (36.8 avg.) with a long of 68
Named first-team all-region and the Cobb County Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year
Earned Atlanta Metro First-Team All-Area honors
Also played basketball and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and six assists at small forward

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