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Even Sam Houston is wearing the Texans' new Color Rush jersey


Houston has a new jersey. As in, Sam Houston.

The 67-foot tall statue of the Texas hero and namesake for our hometown is wearing a Texans Color Rush jersey for the next two weeks.

Located in Hunstsville, the famous David Addickes-designed statue now has a number 24 jersey on to celebrate the Texans' uniform unveiling. The 24 is in honor of the year 2024, and rather than cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr.'s last name on the back, it has "HOUSTON".

STI Graphics created the jersey, which weighs about 200 pounds and was made from 330 square yards of material. In all, it took 125 man hours, multiple staff and two large cranes to fabricate and install.

The iconic statue was dedicated to the city of Huntsville in October of 1994, it can be seen from six miles away. If you're heading north from Houston, the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center is located off I-45 at exit 112 (7600 Highway 75 S., Huntsville, TX 77340). The Texans approached the Visitor Center about the project and fans are encouraged to come view it, but in a safe manner. Please do NOT pull over to the side of I-45. Instead, head to the Visitor's Center free parking lot and then walk over to the statue.