Johnathan Joseph is important to the Texans, at home and abroad.
The veteran cornerback, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, "does a good job as a leader". But now he's in the United Kingdom helping promote the game of American Football. Joseph is in London, where the Texans will play the Jaguars this November, meeting with the media there and helping with a skills and drills camp for area youth.
Back in mid-June, Joseph met with the Houston media after a minicamp practice. He shared his excitement about the journey to England.
"It'll be a big deal," Joseph said. "My first time over there, of course. It'll be a big trip for me as well to go over there and represent this team. It'll be great. I remember the trip to Mexico City and the excitement when we got over there, how that was. I look forward to this kind of being similar but on a bigger scale."
The Texans played the Raiders in Mexico City on Monday Night Football in November of 2016.
Joseph, the franchise co-leader in career interceptions, is looking forward to the Texans' matchup with Jacksonville this season.
"You always watch those early morning games when you're in the locker room when teams are playing over there," Joseph said. "A lot of those games have kind of been sloppy, so hopefully we can kind of turn that around."
He and the Texans begin training camp in Houston on July 25.
The Houston Texans Rookies took a splash at the Houston Texans YMCA with a bunch of young, excited fans!