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Houston Texans snare 3 Lone Star EMMY nominations 

The Texans picked up three Lone Star EMMY nominations earlier this month.

Producer and videographer Tyler Suddarth, along with fellow producer and videographer Nicholas Patterson, teamed up on a trio of videos that wound up getting nominated for the 2021 awards. A pair of videos in the "Sports Story: Short form content (up to 10 minutes)" category were selected. One was a bio video on team radio play-by-play voice Marc Vandermeer, entitled "The Story Behind the Voice." It followed Vandermeer's journey from starting out selling advertising spots in his 20's, to his various broadcasting stops in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts and Miami. Vandermeer is the only man to have called play-by-play for Texans games on the radio, and he joined the franchise in 2002.

Suddarth and Patterson were also nominated in the "Program Promotion" category for their video on the Houston Texans Teammates' Commitment to Social Change.

Suddarth won a Lone Star EMMY in 2020 for his Executive Producer role in the "We Are Texans: Wild Card Playoff Game Trailer". That video took the EMMY in the "Promotion - Program Single Spot/Image/Campaign" category. It was shown before the Texans overtime victory over the Bills in January of 2020. Suddarth and editor Tom McGuigan won that EMMY, which was a franchise first. Suddarth has been nominated multiple times since joining the Texans in 2017.

Patterson, meanwhile, just finished his year-long internship with the Texans, and exits with three nominations.

According to the organization's website, "Lone Star EMMY represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas' 19 television markets."

The winners will be announced later this summer.

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