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  • Fri., Apr. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays: Jerry LeVias at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Jerry LeVias.  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., Apr. 11, 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
  • Sun., Apr. 12, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT First Down Dads Date with my Dad presented by ARAMARK

    Sign up now for the First Down Dads Date with my Dad event presented by ARAMARK on April 12! Dads & kids will spend the afternoon at the Houston Texans Grille with Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and TORO! Register now at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

  • 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

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!

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OTA Day 3 Observations

Posted May 29, 2014

Texans Analyst creatively recapped the first week of Texans OTAs by going back in time and checking out the High School Yearbook.

After each of the first two voluntary, full-team OTA sessions, I spent a few hours writing up my observations. Without pads on, I don’t know that there are many more to make after day three. Well, any that I can share with the general populace. So with the conclusion of the first week of workouts, I figured I’d make a few other observations.

It’s May, graduation season and also the month for the time-honored ritual of receiving your school’s annual yearbook. That was a great day when you found out the yearbooks arrived, huh? When it did, one of the first things everyone did was to flip to the Surperlatives page. I know you remember it well.

Best looking

Most athletic

Most likely to succeed.

Most likely to succeed was mine in junior high and high school. Every single year. Nothing like pressure from your peers for seven years running, huh?

Either way, I decided to wrap up the first week of OTA by handing out my own Houston Texans yearbook superlatives.

The award for BEST HAIR goes to…one of the newest Texans. Defenisve tackle Ricardo Mathews. If you’re standing behind him, good luck trying to figure out what his number is. Runners up are center Chris Myers and Mathews' position coach Bill Kollar.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO GET YELLED AT goes to…the linebackers. New linebackers coach Mike Vrabel is one heck of a teacher and it’s fascinating to watch him work every single day. But I’m not sure Mike is capable of having a conversation at any rate lower than 100% volume, not to mention the fact that he’s highly emotional all the time, which I love. Runner up is Bill O’Brien's iPod when he’s angry and needs to make a point to the entire team.

The award for BEST NEW ARRIVAL goes to…the blue silk footballs the running backs have been toting around during the individual portion of practice. If you haven’t seen these things, imagine the regular Wilson football, covered by a slippery, royal blue silk pair of spandex. That thing is difficult to handle and forces the running backs to carry the ball properly. Runner up is music during team periods.

The award for MOST MISSED AT PRACTICE goes to…segways. 

The award for MOST FASHIONABLE goes to…safety D.J. Swearinger. Honestly, it’s no contest. Trying to find certain players on the field can be rough, but finding Swearinger is easy. Taped up, sleeveless jersey, socks on just right, battle red long sleeves under his jersey and locks flowing out of the back of his helmet. It’s hard to miss him. Runner up is offensive lineman Ben Jones who wears game pants to practice, every single day.

The award for MOST TALKATIVE TEXAN goes to…uh, no one really. Runner up is O’Brien, who seemingly loves meeting with the media every single day.

The award for MOST ATHLETIC goes to…nose tackle Jerrell Powe and it’s not even close. This guy is 330 lb., give or take a full fajita dinner or three and moves like a cat. You can take all the “4.3 in the 40” flyers you want, I’ll take the big fella that can move like his last buffet dinner is at risk. Runner up is Jadeveon Clowney and Jay Prosch.

The award for BEST BEACH BODY goes to…outside linebacker Trevardo Williams in a runaway. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy has negative body fat. He’s cut from a much different cloth than anything I’ve seen before. Runners up are all the quarterbacks.

The award for MOST SUPERSTITIOUS goes to…J.J. Watt for the elbow brace. Don’t get me wrong, I hope he wears that thing 24/7/365 to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself picking up steaks at HEB, much less in an OTA practice. Runner up is O’Brien and his towel.

The award for MOST IMPROVED goes to…wide receiver Alan Bonner. It’s not really fair that Bonner missed all of last year with an injury but through three days of practice, he’s made an impression on those watching and the coaching staff. Runner up is Shane Lechler (yes that’s tongue in cheek, if you’re asking. Not Bonner though, that’s legitimate)

The award for MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED goes to…the tight ends. Since O’Brien took over as the play caller/offensive coordinator in New England in 2009 through last year at Penn State, his tight ends have been major factors in the offense. It’s not been just one guy either. From Hernandez and Gronk in New England to Breneman and James at Penn State, it’s been a couple or more that have succeeded in this offense. Runner up is running back Arian Foster.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO FIGHT DURING TRAINING CAMP goes to…O’Brien. I wouldn’t try him, trust me, I’ve seen someone do it. Runners up are strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald and Deepi Sidhu. Do not even think about messing with either one of them.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO WRITE A STORY THAT GETS ALL MEDIA THROWN OUT OF PRACTICE goes to…nah, I’m leaving that one alone. But, I’ve got my eye on a few.

That’s all for now, hopefully you enjoy the rest of the yearbook, errr, season.

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