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  • Fri., Oct. 03, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, October 3

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 10705 Spring Green Blvd 900, Katy, TX 77494

    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., Oct. 07, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans linebacker #55) Danny Clark at the Verizon Clear Lake Store, 19222 Gulf Freeway, Suite A, Friendswood, TX 77546.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 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
  • Thu., Oct. 09, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Thursday, October 9

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 14129 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079

    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., Oct. 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans kicker Randy Bullock and deep snapper Jon Weeks at the Verizon Sugar Land Store, 2109 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 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
  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 10414 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Oct. 21, 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
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

Team

Lonnie Ballentine
SAF #39
Height:
6-3
Weight:
215
Age:
21
College:
Memphis
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the 41st pick in the seventh round (256th overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER:
• Played in 42 total games over his four-year career with the Tigers
• Named to Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-American Athletic Conference Fourth-Team Defense during the preseason
• Following junior season was named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention
• Awarded one of the Iron Tiger awards for his strength and conditioning work during 2011 spring drills
• Among his 176 total tackles were 2.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) and a quarterback sack
• Credited with two fumble recoveries and 13 pass deflections
• Recorded three interceptions as a Tiger for a total of 14 yards
• Two of his three interceptions were against UT Martin in 2012
• Career-best of 15 tackles against Arkansas State as a junior in 2012

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the 41st pick in the seventh round (256th overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER:
• Played in 42 total games over his four-year career with the Tigers
• Named to Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-American Athletic Conference Fourth-Team Defense during the preseason
• Following junior season was named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention
• Awarded one of the Iron Tiger awards for his strength and conditioning work during 2011 spring drills
• Among his 176 total tackles were 2.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) and a quarterback sack
• Credited with two fumble recoveries and 13 pass deflections
• Recorded three interceptions as a Tiger for a total of 14 yards
• Two of his three interceptions were against UT Martin in 2012
• Career-best of 15 tackles against Arkansas State as a junior in 2012

2013 
• Started all 12 games of his final season as a Tiger and ranked fifth on the team in tackles
• Credited with 37 unassisted tackles and 58 total tackles to go along with five pass break-ups
• One of seven Tigers to record a tackle in every game of the
• Had a game and season-high nine tackles against Temple in second to last game of the season

2012 
• Memphis’ leading tackler in the secondary, finishing the season with 66 total tackles (40 solo stops) and ranked fourth on the team
• Had three interceptions, five pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a quarterback sack
• Picked off two passes in season opener against UT Martin
• Posted a career-high 15 tackles at Arkansas State and had a pass breakup
• Credited with a sack at East Carolina
• In addition to four tackles, recovered a fumble in the second quarter against Southern Miss to set up a 35-yard touchdown drive that gave the Tigers a 21-3 lead

2011
• Saw action in 11 games, despite playing the entire season with a nagging hamstring injury
• Posted 35 total tackles with 21 solo stops and 14 assists to go along with a pass breakup and 1.5 TFL (2 yards)
• Recovered his first collegiate fumble in the end zone to end the first half against Southern Miss

2010
• One of 11 true freshmen to log action in 2010 and one of six true freshmen to earn a start in at least one game
• Played in seven games with one start and logged 17 total tackles with nine solo hits and eight assists
• Recorded multiple tackles in four games and posted two pass breakups and 0.5 TFL (1 yard)
• Missed the first two games vs Mississippi State and East Carolina
• Made his collegiate debut in the third week of the season vs Middle Tennessee

HIGH SCHOOL
• Played for Coach Cedric Miller at Southwind High School
• Graduated early from high school, finishing his studies as a junior
• Logged 45 tackles, six interceptions and 12 pass breakups in 2009 as a team captain
• Tallied 800 all-purpose yards as a junior
• Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com
• Named all-region first team
• Listed on the Super 24 Dream Team
• Selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State first team and All-Shelby Metro
• Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game
• Also ran track and played basketball for the Jaguars
• Member of the 400M relay team that captured the Tri-State Invitational Meet championship in April of 2010
• Transferred to Southwind after two years at Hamilton High School

PERSONAL
• Son of Lonnie Ballentine and Sheila Smith
• Born April 23, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn.
• Is married, and he and his wife, Brittany, have two children
• His mother, Sheila, played college basketball at Murray State and later played professionally in France
• Majored in sports and leisure management

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