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  • 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.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • 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
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos 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

  • 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/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 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. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Friday, December 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010 (inside Hilton Americas Hotel)

    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

Team

Ricardo Mathews
DT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 65 41 24 2.5 0 4 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SD 7 14 12 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 18 11 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 13 7 6 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 12 19 11 8 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 8 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...Released by Colts on Sept. 3, 2011...Signed to the Colts practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011...Signed to the active roster by Colts on Oct. 5, 2011...Declared as a free agent on March 11, 2014...Signed by Houston Texans on April 13, 2014.

CAREER:
Former seventh-round pick who has played in 52 regular season games with six starts and in four playoff games for the Indianapolis Colts from 2010-14
Has totaled 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his career

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...Released by Colts on Sept. 3, 2011...Signed to the Colts practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011...Signed to the active roster by Colts on Oct. 5, 2011...Declared as a free agent on March 11, 2014...Signed by Houston Texans on April 13, 2014.

CAREER:
Former seventh-round pick who has played in 52 regular season games with six starts and in four playoff games for the Indianapolis Colts from 2010-14
Has totaled 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his career

2013 (Indianapolis 16/1, 2/0):
Played in every game for the second consecutive season and recorded 18 tackles, a half-sack, one pass defensed, one tackle for loss and a career-high three quarterback hits
Recorded five tackles in the postseason, including three tackles in the AFC Divisional against New England (1/11/14)
Started the season finale against Jacksonville (12/29) and recorded two tackles
Registered a half-sack against Kansas City (12/22), teaming with Fili Moala to take down Alex Smith for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter

2012 (Indianapolis 16/5, 1/0):
Played in all 16 games (five starts) and notched 13 tackles and one pass defensed
Made his first career NFL start against Cleveland (10/21)
Made his second start of the season at defensive tackle against Detroit (12/2) and finished with a season-high three tackles
Made a start at defensive tackle against Houston (12/30) and notched a tackle and one pass defensed
Had one pass defensed in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6)

2011 (Indianapolis 12/0):
Competed in 12 contests and finished with career-highs of 19 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack and two passes defensed
Totaled two tackles and two passes defensed in his 2011 season debut vs. Kansas City (10/9)
Posted two tackles (one solo) and one tackle for loss at New Orleans (10/23)
Recorded his first career sack at Tennessee (10/30), taking down Matt Hasselbeck for a 9-yard loss in the fourth quarter, and contributed with three solo tackles
Led all Colts defensive linemen with a career-high five tackles (four solo) at Jacksonville (1/1)
2010 (Indianapolis 8/0, 1/0):
Saw action in eight games as a reserve defensive tackle and finished the year with one stop
Was inactive for the first four weeks of the season
Played in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8/11) and finished the game with one tackle

COLLEGE:
Appeared in 49 career games at Cincinnati and totaled 69 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
Started 13 games as a senior and totaled career bests with 44 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks
Was on the Bearcat Academic Honor Roll
Majored in criminal justice

HIGH SCHOOL: 
Attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Was a three-time first-team all-conference choice.
Reached the track state championships and was a wrestling conference champion

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