The Houston Sports Awards announced this week it will honor late Texans founder Robert C. McNair (1937-2018) with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
"On behalf of my mother and the entire McNair family, we appreciate the Houston Sports Awards for recognizing my father with the Lifetime Achievement Award," Chairman and CEO Cal McNair said. "This award exemplifies my father's life, legacy, commitment to the community and his dedication to bringing the NFL back to Houston where it belongs. We know he'll be smiling down on this wonderful night in January."
McNair, who brought NFL football back to Houston in 2002, will be recognized for his contributions at the third annual awards banquet to be held January 21 at the Hilton Americas.
Under his influence and leadership, Houston hosted two Super Bowls at NRG Stadium: Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 and Super Bowl LI in 2017. In March, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame awarded McNair with the 2018 Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement award for his vision, leadership and commitment to the Houston community. The Houston Texans also honored McNair with the first
McNair will be honored along with a 2020 Houston Sports Hall of Fame Class that features Rudy Tomjanovich, Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton.