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10 questions with McCoy


Harry Williams and LeRon McCoy are battling for roster spots at wide receiver.

Wide receiver LeRon McCoy knows that every rep he gets impacts his chances of making the team. The third-year pro was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft and signed with the Texans in January.

1. What was the transition like going from a small school (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) to the NFL?

"The biggest transition for me was the speed of the game and the level of competition. Coming from a Division II school, I was pretty much able to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it. In the NFL, it's a lot more about technique rather than just pure talent."

2. How has it been working with Texans receivers coach Larry Kirksey?

"Coach Kirksey is very understanding. This being my first year in the offense, I've kind of made some mistakes, but coach Kirksey has been there to walk me through the process of making the transition from my last offense to the current offense I'm in right now. He's a very hands-on type of guy."

{QUOTE}3. What's the competition like at wide receiver?

"It's pretty good. We have a good, good stock of wideouts. It seems like every wideout brings something different to the table. We have a different talent that we like to hang our hats on."

4. When you were younger, what job did you think you would grow up to have?

"I don't know. I originally went to college wanting to be a psychiatrist. Then I switched my major to communications. I had my own radio DJ show, so for a while that was what I wanted to do."

5. How has it been playing in a unit with Andre Johnson?

"'Dre is real cool. He is soft-spoken, but he knows how to kick back and have a good time. Then he also knows how to come on the field and strap it on."

6. What are your hobbies outside of football?

"Probably music - whether it is listening to music or writing music, composing songs, just different things like that. I really take a keen interest into all types of music and different artists and different things going on in the music industry."

7. Looking at the Texans' schedule, which team are you most excited to play this season?

"I'd have to say the first game, the opener against Pittsburgh. My little brother plays for the Pitt Panthers, so it will be a good chance for me to go and check him out that Saturday and then be able to play a game on Sunday, because they play that weekend. And I'll have a lot of family watching me; that should be a pretty good thing."

8. When did you and your brother start playing football?

"Well, my family is originally from New York City and we moved to Pennsylvania. Football was pretty big in Pennsylvania, so that was just something our mom did to keep us athletic and entertained, just to do something after school. So, we've been in football, me and my little brothers, for as long as I can remember."

9. What would be your first touchdown move as a Texan?

"I'm probably just going to let it come to me. Whatever I feel like when the time arises. I'm pretty sure the emotion will take over and something good will come out."

10. When was your last NFL touchdown?

"It's been a long time since I've been in the end zone. It was my rookie season." (12/11/2005, against the Washington Redskins)

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