The Houston Texans gave fans an early treat with their 2020 Kickoff Tour presented by Mattress Firm featuring a double-decker bus decked out in Texans graphics that traveled around the city. The Kickoff Tour gave fans a surprise opportunity to have socially distanced interaction with TORO, the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Deep Steel Thunder Drumline and Texans Legend Cecil Shorts III. They drove all over Houston leaving prizes behind for fans to build excitement for the season. The bus featured custom graphics on the side featuring Texans players J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson, Laremy Tunsil, Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid and Benardrick McKinney.
The tour began at NRG stadium and traveled to the Mattress Firm BEDQuarters. The bus stopped for fans and employees to see the bus empty out with their favorite mascot and cheer squad. TORO and company had Kickoff Week prizes for all who came by to see them.
The bus then departed for Sugar Land Town Square where TORO and Cecil Shorts III threw out prizes from the parked bus to fans who came to see what was going on.
From there they traveled to Katy, TX to stop for a photoshoot in front of the iconic water tower before heading over to The Woodlands. Following The Woodlands the bus went for a visit to the Houston Food Bank where several volunteers participated in a socially-distanced cheer routine with the group.
After stopping for a Deep Steel Thunder Performance at the Houston is Inspired Mural the group then went over to the We Love Houston sign before a quick journey over to Discovery Green in Downtown Houston.
Texans took over H-Town with the Kickoff Tour presented by Mattress Firm! TORO, the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Deep Steel Thunder and Texans Legend Cecil Shorts III drove all over Houston in a decked-out, double decker bus leaving prizes behind for the best fans in the world! Click here to find prizes at a location near you.
After a drive through Hermann Park and Emancipation Park, the group visited Pasadena.
The tour concluded outside of Space Center Houston where the group posed for photos in front of a flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the iconic Independence Plaza.
Visit the Kickoff Week page to find prizes at a location near you.
The Texans kick off the 2020 NFL season Thursday night at Kansas City against the Chiefs at 7:20 p.m. CT on NBC.