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'Super Ad' comes to Houston


Faggins' triumphant touchdown against the Jaguars in 2004 was part of his story to NFL Films cameras for the Super Ad campaign.

The NFL's "Super Ad" promotional campaign made its stop at Reliant Stadium on Monday to interview Texans players. An NFL Films trailer has been touring the country capturing unique stories from players on each NFL team as part of the promotion, which will eventually rely on fan votes to choose one NFL player's story to air as a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl XLII.

Each participating player shares a funny story or memorable moment from his NFL career with the NFL Films cameras. In total, 17 Texans players participated: Ephraim Salaam, Jamar Fletcher, Jacoby Jones, Kris Brown, DeMarcus Faggins, Travis Johnson, Eduardo Castañeda, Eric Winston, Kasey Studdard,DeMeco Ryans, Danny Clark,Amobi Okoye, Mark Bruener, Morlon Greenwood, Bryan Pittman and Chester Pitts.

Faggins, one of six original Texans still on the roster, recounted the start of his career. Originally signed by the Texans as a practice squad player, Faggins shared how he played his way on to the active roster and into a starting role, then took back an interception for a touchdown against the Jaguars in 2004 on Battle Red Day and jumped into the stands to celebrate amidst a sea of red-clad fans.

The sixth-year cornerback said that mroe than anything, he appreciates the chance to show another side of himself to fans.

"Even though if you don't make it to the Super Bowl, it's always nice to just have those moments just to let the fans know sometimes how you feel, how you've been feeling the last couple years that you've been playing," Faggins said.

Faggins also mentioned that he's a big fan of the Super Bowl commercials and would be honored to be in one himself.

"That's part of the Super Bowl, so you always look forward to looking at the new commercials coming out," he said.

Clips of the Texans players' videos may be available for online viewing in the coming weeks. All videos cleared by the NFL will be posted online at, and some will be voted upon starting in late November.

Fans will be able to vote on a favorite story from each team. Ultimately, one player's story or memory will be made into a 30-second commercial to air during Super Bowl XLII. Stay tuned to for more information on the voting procedure and "Super Ad" campaign.

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