The Houston Texans in-house video production team brought home the 2020 Golden Matrix Award (GMA) for being the 'Best in Overall Football Production' at the virtual IDEA awards gala on Wednesday.
The Texans were also finalists for: Best Show Open, Best Mascot Video and Best Overall in Sports. The prestigious award was the seventh GMA for the Texans video crew, more than any other NFL franchise. Led by Gavin Gehrt, Executive Producer and Director of Video Production, Kenneth Perkins and Tom McGuigan who design and edit the motion graphics, and Director of Marketing Jackie Maldonado all help create the Texans Gameday experience, viewed on the 14,549 square feet of high-definition videoboard screens at NRG Stadium. Special congratulations also goes to Andrew Johnson, Ryan Records, Casey Potter and Ashley Alspaugh who help create a winning Gameday experience for Texans fans.
A Best Overall Video Display GMA award will be presented to the top vote-getter in each of IDEA's seven subdivisions (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Minor League, Soccer, University). These seven divisional winners will be selected in special breakout sessions at IDEA's annual conference. An overall winner in this category will then be selected from among the seven finalists by a vote of the general membership.
The Texans video production team won the Best Overall Video Display award in four of the last seven years (2013, 2015, 2016, 2019). In his 2019 acceptance speech, Gehrt dedicated the award to the late Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert C. McNair (1937-2018).