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  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 12:00 PM CST Bengals at Texans The Texans host the Bengals at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans fullback Jay Prosch and running back Jonathan Grimes at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

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  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
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    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
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  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

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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