📸 | Surprising our Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee Christian Kirksey
Christian Kirksey was surprised with the news that he is the Texans' 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee by his mom, fiancée and two children, Texans Chair and CEO Cal McNair, Vice President of the Texans Foundation Hannah McNair, Uvalde HS linebacker Justyn Rendon and Uvalde HS Head Coach Wade Miller. Christian also surprised Justyn and Coach Miller with tickets to Super Bowl LVII.
📸 | 2022 Community Quarterbacks
Houston Texans and Community Coffee partnered up to award 10 Houston-area volunteers from United Way agencies as the 2022 Community Quarterbacks. These volunteers exemplify leadership, service & a commitment to Houston.
📸 | YMCA holiday party with the Lady Texans
The Houston Texans and Lady Texans hosted a holiday party for 30 children from the YMCA of Greater Houston. Each child received presents purchased by the Lady Texans. The group will enjoy dinner and holiday lights after unwrapping presents.
📸 | Laremy Tunsil surprises single moms and their kids with a shopping spree and holiday dinner
On Dec. 22, Texans OL Laremy Tunsil surprised single moms and their kids with a shopping spree at Wal Mart and a holiday dinner at Gracewood.
📸 | Tytus Howard, Justin McCray and Austin Deculus deliver gifts and dinner
On Dec. 21, Texans OL Tytus Howard, OL Justin McCray and OL Austin Deculus provided families from the YMCA of Greater Houston's community outreach program at Cuney Homes holiday gifts and dinner.
📸 | Houston Texans Teen Club Holiday Party
The Texans hosted a holiday party for members of the Houston Texans Teen Club with the Boys & Girls Club. Texans Legends Travis Johnson and Matt Murphy along with Cheerleaders Ariel and Rachel joined the fun + all the teens received gift cards and Texans swag for the holiday.
📸 | Letters to Santa TORO
TORO's Kids Club members had the chance to submit their holiday wish lists in the hopes Santa TORO could grant some of their wishes! The winners visited NRG Stadium and opened their presents with Santa TORO right on the field. It was a TORO-rific holiday they won't soon forget. Know children, ages 12 and under, who would want to join TORO's Kids Club for FREE and enjoy opportunities like this? Register them here.
📸 | Star of Hope holiday celebration
On Monday, Texans General Manager Nick Caserio, Head Coach Lovie Smith, RB Rex Burkhead, QB Jeff Driskel, DL Adedayo Odeleye and DL Derek Rivers, joined by Football Operations staff, visited Star of Hope's Women & Family Development Center for a holiday celebration. The Texans provided Christmas dinner and dessert for the 450 residents, decorated ornaments and spent time with the women and children. The Texans also provided Christmas dinner for the 250 residents at the Men's Development Center in Downtown Houston. Star of Hope is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children.
📸 | Veteran receives home
At the Texans-Chiefs game, U.S. Army Sgt. Joanna Ellenbeck was surprised with a home courtesy of the Texans, USAA and Operation Finally Home. Ellenbeck thought she was being honored as the game's Salute to Service Moment honoree when the announcer shared even more exciting news – she and her daughter received a custom-built, mortgage-free home!
📸 | Texans Pup meets his forever family
The Houston Texans and Kroger, in collaboration with America's VetDogs, helped train Texans Pup Kirby to be placed with a deserving veteran with disabilities. In December, Kirby finally met his match: 34-year Army Vet Kevin Bittenbender.
📸 | Holiday shopping spree at Academy with Nico Collins
On Dec. 16, Texans WR Nico Collins hosted a shopping spree for 12 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Collins, in partnership with Academy, helped fulfill items from the kids' holiday wish lists including bikes, games, footwear, apparel, team sports gear and more.
📸 | Texans celebrate 2022 Inspire Change Grant recipients
The Houston Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Ashley awarded $400,000 through the Inspire Change Grant Fund to 15 local nonprofits and educational programs working to make a difference in the Houston community.
Grant recipients were celebrated at a reception at NRG Stadium with Texans President Greg Grissom, Vice President of the Texans Foundation Hannah McNair, DL Maliek Collins, DL Rasheem Green, WR Chris Moore, DL Dayo Odeleye, RB Dare Ogunbowale, DL Ogbo Okoronkwo and Texans Legends.