Breakfast: Big paws on these "puppies"

Today is National Puppy Day.

We're not sure how you're celebrating, but if you own a dog, give it an extra treat or something and maybe an additional nuzzle under the chin.

The Texans have seven players currently on the roster who are either 21 or 22 years old: puppies in terms of age.

The youngest Texan is defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan, who very quietly put together a solid rookie

season in 2014. He played in all 16 games, but came on in the second half of the season, picking up all 10 of his tackles in the final eight games. He'll figure in as a rotational player on the line again next year.

Safety Lonnie Ballentine was the last player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, but was injured shortly after arriving in Houston. He didn't get a chance to suit up in any preseason games and was placed on the injured reserve in late August. The second youngest Texan, the 21-year old will challenge for a roster spot this August after recovering from injury.

There are five 22-year old Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, Ben Malena, Andre Hal, Jay Prosch and DeAndre Hopkins.

Hopkins has a pair of seasons in the NFL, and the wide receiver led the team in receiving yardage last year.

Prosch was the starting fullback as a rookie in 2014.

Hal saw action in 14 games as a 2014 rookie, while Clowney appeared in four.

Malena was a practice squad add-on near the end of the year.

Sorry if this title had you thinking you'd get to see some cute pooches. Check out the slideshow below from 2012 if that's why you clicked in the first place.

Check out these pics of Houston Texans fans' dogs representing their favorite team.

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