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.
Zach Fulton, OG, 2018-Current
A free agent signee in the 2018 offseason, Fulton started 28 games over the next two seasons. The Texans would go 11-5 and 10-6 in those two years, and capture consecutive AFC South titles.
Originally picked by Kansas City in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Volunteer would start 46 games for the Chiefs over the next four seasons, playing both guard spots as well as center.
Josh Walker, OL, 2017
Walker appeared in just one game, a 21-20 Week 15 win over the Jaguars inside NRG Stadium in 2016. That contest is better remembered as the game Tom Savage replaced Brock Osweiler at quarterback and helped guide the Texans to come-from-behind victory.
From 2014 through 2018, Walker played with the Colts, Packers, Texans and Jaguars, starting four games total in that span. All four were in the 2018 campaign with Jacksonville. Walker signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State in 2014.
Eric Winston, RT, 2006-2011
Selected in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Winston was one of the finest linemen in team history. He started the final seven games of his rookie season, and then every game after that in his time as a Texan. A salary-cap casualty after the 2011 season, Winston moved on to Kansas City and Arizona the next two years, starting every game for the Chiefs and Cardinals. He spent 2014 through 2017 with the Bengals.
Winston played collegiately at the University of Miami. He was a star tight end for the 2-time Texas 5A state champion Midland Lee Rebels.
From 2014-2020 he was the President of the NFL Player's Association.
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