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    The Houston Texans Coaches Summit is an event designed to educate coaches on the key components of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy. Youth football coaches will learn about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling technique, concussion awareness, and the process to become a Player Safety Coach.

    All youth football coaches who attend the Coaches Summit will have an opportunity to apply for a grant ($2,500 for teams; $10,000 for leagues) to help make their respective teams and leagues safer!

    This event is limited and will fill up, so register today.

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  • Thu., Jul. 16, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Brew Exchange (706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) from 4:30-5:30 PM and Academy Sports + Outdoors (5400 Brodie Ln., Austin, TX  78745) from 7-8 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

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    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

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    Stop by the Fuddruckers located at 3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-7 PM for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, $2 domestic bottles and a 15% discount if you come in your Texans gear from 5 PM - close, as well as Texans prize giveaways!

  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2015 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, September 20th at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

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Team

Ricardo Mathews
DT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 72 44 28 3 0 4 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SD 12 21 15 6 1.5 -- 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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