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  • 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

     

     
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) 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!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 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

Team

Akeem Dent
ILB #50
Height:
6-1
Weight:
250
Age:
29
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 197 124 73 2.5 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 HOU 11 0 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 HOU 12 2 18 15 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 HOU 15 7 38 25 13 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ATL 15 7 51 26 25 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 ATL 16 13 65 42 23 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 ATL 16 0 20 13 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CHI W 23-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 KC W 19-12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NE L 0-27 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 TEN W 27-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @MIN L 13-31 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 IND W 26-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DEN L 9-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DET W 20-13 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @JAX W 24-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @OAK L 20-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 SD L 13-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011...Traded to Houston Texans for QB T.J. Yates on June 18, 2014...Re-signed with Texans on March 24, 2015.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011...Traded to Houston Texans for QB T.J. Yates on June 18, 2014...Re-signed with Texans on March 24, 2015.

HONORS:
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)

CAREER:
Made 20 regular season and three postseason starts with Atlanta (2011-13)
Totaled 109 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, four quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in his three seasons with Atlanta
46 career special teams tackles

2015 (Houston 0/0):
Re-signed with the Houston Texans on March 24, 2015
Started and made four tackles (three solo), plus one special teams tackle vs. Kansas City (9/13)
Recoreded two tackles (one solo), one QBH, and two special teams tackles at Carolina (9/20)
Inactive in Weeks 4-5, Week 8 and Week 11


2014 (Houston 15/7):
Started seven of the 15 games he played in. Tallied 27 tackles, 11 special teams tackles,  six quarterback hits, two tackles for loss and a sack
Played on special teams in his Texans’ debut against Washington (9/7)
Made his fourth special teams tackle of the season at Dallas (10/5)
Made a pair of special teams tackles at Pittsburgh (10/20)
Made his first start as a Texan and recorded four tackles and a quarterback hit at Tennessee (10/26)
Set a season high with five tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/2) in Week 9
Matched a season high with five tackles and had a sack, quarterback hit and two tackles for loss at Cleveland (11/16) in Week 11
Recorded five tackles and a quarterback hit for the third straight game vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
Inactive in Week 13
Registered three tackles and a pair of special teams tackles at Jacksonville (12/7) in Week 14
Started an had a tackle, two quarterback hits and a special teams tackle vs. Baltimore (12/21) in Week 16
Made four tackles vs. Jacksonville (12/28) in week 17

2013 (Atlanta 15/7):
Led the Falcons defense and tallied a game-high 12 tackles (five solo) with two tackles for loss at New Orleans (9/8)
Posted five tackles (four solo) with one pass defensed against St. Louis (9/15)
Recorded his first career sack at Miami (9/22) and teamed up with DT Peria Jerry for a second sack late in the game. Also logged five tackles (four solo), one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits in the game.
Led the team with nine tackles (five solo) and one QBH against New England (9/29)
Inactive against the Jets (10/7)
Totaled six tackles (five solo) against Tampa Bay (10/20)
Posted four tackles (three solo) with one tackle for loss at Arizona (10/27)
Notched five tackles (three solo) with one tackle for loss at Carolina (11/3)
Recorded six tackles (two solo) for the defense against Seattle (11/10)
Made one tackle on the special teams at Tampa Bay (11/17)
Credited with one tackle in the game against New Orleans (11/21)
Posted one special teams tackle against Buffalo (12/1)

2012 (Atlanta 16/13, 2/2):
Played in all 16 games, including 13 starts at middle linebacker during his sophomore season
Started both playoff games and led the Falcons with 16 postseason tackles
Set career highs with 61 tackles (40 solo), five tackles for loss and two passes defensed
Part of a defense that ranked fifth in the NFL, allowing 18.7 points per game
Signal caller for a defense that held opponents to 20 points or less nine times

2011 (Atlanta 16/0, 1/0):
Earned PFW/PFWA All-Rookie honors after recording 19 special teams tackles
Played in all 16 games and made one tackle on defense
Played in the Wild Card Playoff against the New York Giants (1/8/12) and made one special teams tackle
Recorded a career-high four special teams tackles at Carolina (12/11)

COLLEGE:
Started 29-of-47 games at Georgia, including 16 at strong-side outside linebacker and 13 at strongside inside linebacker
Posted 240 tackles (133 solo) with 4.5 sacks (42 yards) and 12 tackles for loss (54 yards) with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed
Earned All-SEC second team honors in 2010 after leading the Bulldogs with 126 tackles (69 solo) with 2.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss
Served as one of the team’s co-captians and shifted from a 4-3 strong-side linebacker to an inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense his senior season
As a junior in 2009, appeared in eight games with four starts and registered 32 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss
As a sophomore, he started eight games and produced 46 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks and three tackles for loss
Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll as a junior and a senior, and earned the team’s ‘True Grit’ Award in 2010
Graduated from UGA in December 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in housing

PERSONAL:
A Douglass, Ga. native, attended Douglass High School registering 140 tackles as a senior and earning Super Southern 100 honors from the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution and Class 5A first team All-State accolades from the Georgia Sports Writers Association
Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team, the Valdosta Daily Times All-State defensive squad

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