Texans have history with 'Hard Knocks'

The tenth season of HBO's 12-time Sports Emmy Award-winning show 'Hard Knocks' won't be a first for the Houston Texans franchise.

In 2002, 'Hard Knocks' followed the Dallas Cowboys in training camp. The Texans made an appearance during their inaugural season when they played against the intrastate rival in an Aug. 2 scrimmage game at Robertson Stadium at the University of Houston.

The 'Hard Knocks' crew filmed in Houston just last year when the reality series was covering the Atlanta Falcons in training camp. Even though the show was focused on the Falcons, Texans players still weaved their way into a few storylines. J.J. Watt's daily battles with Jake Matthews and Bill O'Brien's first year as head coach all played into the week-long joint practices.

"Although we had been thinking about the Texans for quite a while as a possibility on the show, our couple days here last year really helped cement the fact that this is a great city and franchise to cover," Ken Rodgers, NFL Films supervising producer, said in Wednesday's press conference.

'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans' will kick off its upcoming season with the first of five episodes on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. (CDT), exclusively on HBO.

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