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    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Mon., Apr. 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

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  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
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    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

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    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

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    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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Johnson shines in long-awaited playoff debut

Posted Jan 7, 2012

Wide receiver Andre Johnson made his playoff debut Saturday and sparked the offense with a 40-yard touchdown grab.


It was the only time Andre Johnson hesitated all afternoon.

After scoring a 40-yard touchdown on a beautiful double-move on Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, Johnson paused before leaping into the arms of fans behind the end zone at Reliant Stadium.

“I really wasn’t going to jump into the stands because I knew the people weren’t going to let me down,” Johnson said. “I have jumped into the stands a few times here and I have been grabbed by the facemask and everything.”

The moment was a big relief for Johnson, the longest-tenured member of the team who struggled through hamstring injuries the majority of the regular season. He was antsy to make a play all game, and the reception eased his mind.

It also helped lift his team to a 31-10 playoff win.

“It means everything,” defensive end Antonio Smith said. “It almost kind of brings you to tears. Everything he’s been through this season and because he’s been here so long and never been to the playoffs, he came in here and played good and scored a touchdown. I think the fans almost tried to rip his head off when he dived in the stands.”

Texans owner Bob McNair applauded the play.

“It was wonderful,” he said. “I think he was so excited. I think he was on edge a little early on because he has been waiting for this day for a long time. It was a tremendous catch.”

In his Hall of Fame career, Johnson had only one glaring omission before Saturday: a playoff resume. He was the Houston Texans’ first-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and he never thought it would take until 2012 to play in his first postseason game. He wanted to make the most of it.

He finished with a game-high 90 receiving yards on five catches (18.0 avg.) with the score.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said of the win. “This is something that not just me but the whole organization has been waiting for. Especially for me, because I said the day that I was drafted that this was something that I wanted to be a part of. It’s a very special feeling. It’s probably the most I have smiled in a long time.”

Johnson’s big play helped extend the Texans’ lead to 24-10 with 1:18 left in the third quarter. From there, the team never looked back.

Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko felt the impact of Johnson’s catch.

“He’s a hell of a player,” Peko said of Johnson. “He made some good catches today. He’s one of the best receivers in the league, so you’ve got to respect him. He did a great job today on that long touchdown pass, and they made more plays than us.”

After the Texans beat the Bengals Week 14 to clinch the AFC South title, coach Gary Kubiak gave a game ball to Johnson, who missed the game after injuring his hamstring a week earlier against Atlanta. The gesture was symbolic of Johnson’s stature on the team.  

Kubiak was happy to have Johnson on the field this time around.

“Just having him back on the field, we do get played a little bit different, so we had an adjustment period there,” Kubiak said. “He makes the huge play on the double-move there in the third quarter. I know one thing, for me personally and I know anyone else in this organization, when he’s got that uniform on it sure feels good. It was great to have him back today.”

Johnson and the Texans venture further into uncharted waters next Sunday in a Divisional Playoff game at the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 6, the Texans lost 29-14 at M&T Bank Stadium, but that was without Johnson.

Now that he’s back, the circumstances are much different.

“I feel confident that we can play with anybody,” Johnson said.

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