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  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    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

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • 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. 
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics

    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. 

    Get more information on the event here.



  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    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.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com.

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    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!



Looking back at the Matt Schaub era

Posted Mar 21, 2014

For the first time since 2006, the Texans will begin a season without quarterback Matt Schaub under center.

After seven seasons as a Houston Texan, Matt Schaub has been traded. The quarterback who holds every significant passing record in franchise history is now an Oakland Raider.

The team signed veteran free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates are the other two quarterbacks on the roster.

When looking back on Schaub's body of work as a Texan, it's important to not just view it through the narrow prism of what happened on the field in 2013. His success from 2007 to 2012 under center, as well as the very impactful generosity in the community can't be overlooked.

In March of 2011, Schaub and his wife Laurie started the Gr8 Hope Foundation, a charity that's benefitted Texas Children's Hospital to the tune of over $1 million dollars in less than four years.

According to the foundation's website, the charity has "opened a Gr8 Hope 'No white coat zone Playroom', supported the Child Life Center projects, and most recently on November 25, 2013 the doors opened to the GR8 Hope Foundation Emergency Center expansion at the Texas Children’s West Campus."

Schaub came to town in a 2007 trade that saw Houston swap first round picks in that Draft with Atlanta. The Falcons also received second round picks in 2007 and 2008 from the Texans.

He started 11 games in his first season with the team, and the Texans went 4-7 in his starts. A shoulder injury and a concussion saw Sage Rosenfels get playing time.

2008 was better, as Schaub was 6-5 in 11 starts again. He missed a game due to illness, and four others because of a knee injury.

In each of his first two years as a Texan, the team finished 8-8.

Things got better in 2009, as Schaub led the NFL in passing yards with 4,770, and the Texans went 9-7 for the franchise's first winning record. In nine different games, he eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark, which was a tie for the second-most in a season in League history. He was named the MVP of the Pro Bowl following the season.

2010 saw Schaub throw for more than 4,300 yards, with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, but the team finished 6-10.

The next autumn, Schaub and the Texans were rolling on the field, as he tossed 15 touchdowns in the season's first 10 starts. But a lisfranc injury in his right foot suffered during a Week 11 win at Tampa Bay ended his season, and he watched from the sidelines as Yates, a rookie fifth-rounder, guided the Texans into the playoffs.

A 12-win season, another 4,000-plus passing yards, a playoff victory and a second Pro Bowl performance were the highlights of 2012. But starting with a blowout loss to New England on December 10 of that year, and continuing through the end of the postseason, he and the Texans stumbled. They had a chance to lock up a first-round bye and homefield advantage through the playoffs, but were whipped by the Patriots, and dominated two weeks later by Minnesota.

A season-ending loss at Indianapolis was followed by Schaub's first playoff start and victory, a home game versus the Bengals. The Texans were down 17-13 at the half on the road at New England the week later, but fell by a 41-28 final.

Those six games to close out 2012, combined with 10 games in 2013 were forgettable for Schaub. In all, he threw 13 touchdowns, but was picked off 19 times in the span. In a four-game stretch, starting in Week 2 of last season, Schaub had an interception returned for a touchdown once per contest. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Case Keenum in Week 7, would start the season's final two games, and saw action in losses to Oakland and at Jacksonville.

The first pass he threw in 2013 was intercepted by Cam Thomas at San Diego. The final pass of the season, and Schaub's career as a Texan, was picked off by Michael Griffin at Tennessee.

Before Schaub got to Houston, the Texans were a combined 24-56 in five seasons. They lost 10 or more games in four of those years, and never reached the .500 mark.

With Schaub on the roster, the Texans were .500 or better in five of seven seasons, and reached the playoffs twice.

His 64% completion rate is the ninth-best mark in NFL history, and he threw for 300 yards or more in 27 different games. By comparison, Keenum and Yates have thrown for 300 yards or more in a game once apiece, and David Carr did it four times.

He wasn't able to get the Texans to a Super Bowl, but the team was better once he got here.

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