What's in a number? HoustonTexans.com is taking a look back at the numerical roster of the franchise, and going over every number that's been worn in team history. From the memorable ones like 99, 80, and 4, to some that might not ring a bell, we've got them all covered.
Matt Turk, Punter, 2007-2010, 2011
Turk punted for the Texans four straight seasons, and averaged 42.3 yards per punt, which is second only to Shane Lechler in team history. After leaving for Jacksonville in 2011, he re-signed with the team for part of a fifth season, as he closed out the regular season and also punted in both playoff games.
That playoff loss at Baltimore was Turk's final NFL game, closing a career that began in 1995 and was highlighted by a 1996 All-Pro campaign and four Pro Bowl nods.
Kellen Clemens, Quarterback, 2011
Clemens wasn't with the Texans long, and never was active for a game. He signed with the team in late November after Matt Leinart was injured at Jacksonville, and was the third stringer behind starter T.J. Yates and backup Jake Delhomme. He was let go just a week or so after joining the team, and the Texans signed veteran Jeff Garcia to be the third quarterback the remainder of the season.
TORO, Mascot, All-Time
TORO also sports the number 1, but he's never suited up and played in a game. He has, however, done countless high-wire stunts, energized the crowd, dressed up in a variety of costumes and done good deeds off the field.