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TE Jordan Akins shines in preseason opener

Jordan Akins made his debut on Thursday with a touchdown on his first NFL reception.

The rookie tight end then followed it up with a second touchdown on his very next catch.

"I was pretty nervous," Akins said after the game. "After that first play, the nerves calmed down a bit. I focused on my assignment, the jitters went down and I was able to execute and come off the ball and make plays for the team."

Akins, who had two receptions for 20 yards and two touchdowns before halftime, solidified a place in Texans history with his performance.

"It was a dream come true," Akins said.

On his first series under center, Brandon Weeden completed five consecutive passes before tossing a six-yard score to Akins for his first-career touchdown.

On the Texans next possession, Weeden found Akins again on a 14-yard touchdown pass, to cap off a six-play, 71-yard scoring drive. Houston took a 14-0 lead with 11:04 left in the second quarter.

The Texans selected Akins with a third-round draft pick out of Central Florida. Akins was also selected by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft as an outfield prospect.

Check out as the Houston Texans arrive at Arrowhead Stadium for the first preseason game of the 2018 season, presented by Palais Royal.

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