Texans sign Symons

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans announced Wednesday that they have signed former Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons, who was the team's final pick in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Symons is the fifth of the Texans' nine 2004 draft picks to sign with the team.

Symons (6-1, 215), who was honored with the 2003 Sammy Baugh Award as the NCAA's top passer, set 23 NCAA records his senior year for the Red Raiders. In his only year as a starter, Symons completed 470-of-719 passes for 52 touchdowns and set NCAA single-season marks for passing yards (5,833), games with 400 yards of total offense (nine), total offense (5,976), passing yards per game (448.79) and total offense per game (459.69).

A third-team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report and a second-team All-Big 12 Conference pick, Symons' college career culminated with a 497-yard, four- touchdown performance in a 38-14 win against Navy in the Houston Bowl. Symons attended Houston's Cypress Creek High School and was a first team all-district quarterback in his junior and senior seasons.

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