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    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. 
     
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    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
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    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

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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.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
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  • 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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Texans 'On the Clock': AJ McCarron

Posted Mar 21, 2014

A profile of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. Part of our Texans 'On the Clock' draft coverage, presented by Papa John's.


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Over the coming months, HoustonTexans.com will be doing weekly draft profiles, as we examine the top rated players in the upcoming NFL Draft. This series is part of our Texans 'On the Clock' draft coverage, provided by Papa John's.

Next up is Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

Bio
Name: AJ McCarron
Position: Quarterback
School: Alabama
Class: Senior
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Measurables
Height: 6-4
Weight: 214 (via Alabama athletics website)
40-yard dash: 4.94 (at NFL combine)

Stats

Passing Attempts Completions Percentage Yards Pass Eff. TDs INTs
2013 336 226 67% 3063 167.2 28 7
2012 314 211 67% 2933 175.3 30 3
2011 328 219 67% 2634 147.3 16 5
2010 48 30 63% 389 151.2 3 0
Totals 1026 686 67% 9019 162.5 77 15

Awards
2013
• Maxwell Award winner
• Unitas Golden Arm Award winner
• Second team All-SEC
• AP honorable mention All-SEC

2012

• Led NCAA in efficiency rating (175.28)
• Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist
• Davey O'Brien semifinalist
• AP third team All-American
• Second team All-SEC
• Alabama school record 30 TD passes

2011
• Led team to 12-1 record
• Won National Championship
• Posted second highest completion percentage (67%) in school history
• Went a school record 152 pass attempts without throwing an interception

Prospect Rankings
Scouts, Inc.: N/A
CBS Sports: 89th
Draftek: 85th
Bleacher Report: N/A
Mel Kiper's 'Big Board': N/A
ESPN.com/Todd McShay: N/A

Outlook
At the NFL level, quarterbacks are often judged by winning. Whether fair or not, in most cases a signal caller's professional legacy rests on Super Bowls and victory totals. By that rationale, there hasn't been a better collegiate quarterback in the past four years, or perhaps the last 20, better than Alabama's AJ McCarron.

The Mobile native went 36-4 as a starter for the Crimson Tide, including two National Championship seasons. The Tide lost more than one game only once during McCarron's career and that came in the form of an 11-2 campaign in 2013. He lost just one road game in his career, as the Tide fell to arch rival Auburn in the now infamous 'kick six' game this past season. A quick search of 'McCarron' in the Alabama record book brings up his name 48 times. Keep in mind that is the 2012 record book, which doesn't include McCarron's senior year. AJ McCarron is definitely in the conversation in terms of the greatest quarterback to ever play at Alabama.

McCarron's numbers are strong as well. He completed 67 percent of his passes during his tenure, and had an impressive 77 touchdowns while throwing only 15 interceptions. McCarron ranked in the top eight last season in passing efficiency with a mark of 167.2. He led in nation in that same statistic in 2012.

Most draft experts peg McCarron as a second day selection, with projections ranging from the second to third rounds. During a recent podcast interview with ESPN's Alex Scarborough, he compared the Alabama senior to an 'Andy Dalton' type of quarterback.


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