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  • 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. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    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!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • 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!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 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 from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 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

Team

Brian Cushing
ILB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
249
Age:
28
College:
Southern California
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
72
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 473 315 158 12.0 1 26 8 50 -- 20 1 8 0
2014 HOU 14 14 72 41 31 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 HOU 7 7 48 36 12 1.5 0 3 1 18 18 18 1 1 --
2012 HOU 5 5 30 23 7 0.0 -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 --
2011 HOU 16 16 114 76 38 4.0 -- 5 2 5 2.5 5 0 2 --
2010 HOU 12 12 76 53 23 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 HOU 16 16 133 86 47 4.0 1 10 4 26 6.5 20 0 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 WAS W 17-6 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @OAK W 30-14 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG L 17-30 17 8 9 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF W 23-17 9 8 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DAL L 17-20 8 5 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 IND L 28-33 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PIT L 23-30 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TEN W 30-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 PHI L 21-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CLE W 23-7 6 4 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
12 CIN L 13-22 8 3 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 TEN W 45-21 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @JAC W 27-13 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @IND L 10-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 BAL W 25-13 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 JAC W 23-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Twitter: @briancushing56
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012.... Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013

HONORS:
Associated Press All-Pro Second Team (2009, 2011)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team (2011)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2011)
Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2013)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2009)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2009; Week 8, 2009)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November, 2009; December, 2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 1 fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown at San Diego

CAREER:
Led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2011, and has 431 tackles in his career
His 133 tackles in 2009 finished tied for second most in the AFC, trailing only Ray Lewis’ 134 tackles
Tied for seventh in team history with 11.0 career sacks
Has eight career interceptions, 22 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one safety
Has 14 career double-digit tackle games

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012.... Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013

HONORS:
Associated Press All-Pro Second Team (2009, 2011)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team (2011)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2011)
Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2013)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2009)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2009; Week 8, 2009)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November, 2009; December, 2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 1 fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown at San Diego

CAREER:
Led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2011, and has 431 tackles in his career
His 133 tackles in 2009 finished tied for second most in the AFC, trailing only Ray Lewis’ 134 tackles
Tied for seventh in team history with 11.0 career sacks
Has eight career interceptions, 22 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one safety
Has 14 career double-digit tackle games

2013 (Houston 7/7):
Led the team with 65 tackles and had 1.5 sacks and an interception before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Kansas City in Week 7
Led the team with 11 tackles (five solo) and recorded an interception, which was returned 18 yards for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter at San Diego (9/9)
Tied a career high with 13 tackles (11 solo) and tied a career high with 1.5 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Tied for a team-high with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Baltimore (9/22)
Recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble vs. Seattle (9/29)
Recorded eight tackles (five solo) at San Francisco (10/6)
Recorded eight tackles (four solo) vs. St. Louis (10/13)
Recorded five solo tackles and a pass defensed before suffering a leg injury in the third quarter at Kansas City (10/20)

2012 (Houston 5/5):
Started five games  and led the team in tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury
Named a team captain for the second consecutive season
Finished the season with 43 tackles (27 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble
Led the defense with nine tackles (six solo) while also intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Named one of the Defensive Players of the Game after recording nine tackles (three solo) at Jacksonville (9/16)
Made seven tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass at Denver (9/23)
Set a career-high with 13 tackles (9 solo) vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Had five tackles (three solo) at the New York Jets (10/8) before leaving the game with a knee injury

2011 (Houston 16/16):
Second Team Associated Press All-Pro selection and finished the season with a team-best 114 tackles (77 solo), 4.0 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles
Elected a team captain by his teammates in the second half of the season
Started and led all Texans defenders with seven tackles (four solo) and one quarterback pressure in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Led the team with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Miami (9/18), his eighth double-digit tackle game
Made five tackles (four solo) and one quarterback pressure at New Orleans (9/25)
Tied for the team lead with six tackles (two solo) vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
Recorded his first sack of the season and finished tied for the team lead in tackles with eight (seven solo) vs. Oakland (10/9)
Made five tackes (three solo) including one for a loss at Baltimore (10/16)
Led the defense with six tackles (five solo) and had a pass defensed at Tennessee (10/23)
Named the Defensive Player of the Game for the Texans after leading the team with seven tackles and intercepting a Blaine Gabbert pass vs. Jacksonville (10/30)
Led the defense with seven tackles (four solo) and sacked Colt McCoy for a 5-yard loss vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Led the defense with eight solo tackles, one sack and an interception at Tampa Bay (11/13)
Tied for the team lead in tackles with six (five solo) while also adding two hits on the quarterback vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Recorded his ninth career double-digit tackle game with 12 tackles (nine solo), including one for a loss vs. Carolina (12/18)
Led the team in tackles for the 10th time in 2011 while also forcing two fumbles, including a sack-fumble on the first defensive play of the game at Indianapolis (12/22)
Had four tackles (two solo) in only one half of play vs. Tennessee (1/1/12) in the season finale
Led the team with 19 postseason tackles
Started in his postseason debut and registered a team-leading eight tackles, including five solos and one for loss in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Recorded 11 tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 12/12):
Started the final 12 games of the regular season and totaled 76 tackles (49 solo), 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble
Made season debut vs. the New York Giants (10/10) and had nine tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed
Made eight tackles (seven solo) including one quarterback hit vs. Kansas City (10/17)
Returned to strongside linebacker and recorded nine solo tackles and one quarterback hit at Jacksonville (11/14)
Made four solo tackles and forced a fumble at the New York Jets (11/21)
Led the defense with seven tackles (three solo) including four for a loss to go along with two passes defensed vs. Tennessee (11/28)
Recorded 1.5 sacks for 12 yards lost and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Baltimore (12/13)
Made five tackles (four solo) including two quarterback hits vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11)

2009 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games as a rookie and was named Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year
Voted into the 2010 Pro Bowl but was unable to play due to injury
Made professional debut for the Texans, starting at linebacker against the New York Jets (9/13), and tied for the team high with eight tackles (five solo)
Became the first Texans rookie to lead his team in tackles in his first three career games vs. Jacksonville (9/27), where he registered eight tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss, and two pass defenses
Wrapped up Oakland RB Justin Fargas in the end zone for the Texans first safety since 12/15/02 vs. Oakland (10/4)
Made nine tackles (six solo), two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and intercepted a pass from Bengals QB Carson Palmer late in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory at Cincinnati (10/18)
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week (10/21) for his performance
Led the Texans in tackles for the sixth time in eight games with 10 (three solo) as well as having one sack, one pass defensed and one interception at Buffalo (11/1)
Set a career high with 12 tackles (10 solo), one pass defensed, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit at Indianapolis (11/8)
Defensive leader in tackles for the ninth time, compiling 11 tackles (seven solo) vs. Indianapolis (11/29), where he picked off a Peyton Manning pass for his third interception of the season
Named NFL Rookie of the Month of November after totaling 43 tackles, two interceptions and a sack
Recorded one sack for a loss of 13 yards, three quarterback hits and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Seattle (12/13)
Made seven tackles (three solo) with two hits on Craig Nall including a half-sack for a loss of five yards at St. Louis (12/20)
Made nine solo tackles at Miami (12/27) inlcuding one for a loss, intercepted one pass, deflected a pass and sacked an opposing quarterback for the third straight week

COLLEGE:
Started 38-of-44 games he played in at USC, including 13 at right defensive end and 31 at strongside outside linebacker
Finished his career with 178 tackles (101 solos) that included 8.5 quarterback sacks for minus 57 yards, 27.0 stops for losses totaling 106 yards and two pressures
Intercepted one pass, deflected 12 others and blocked two punts
Consensus All-American as a senior, earning first-team accolades from Sports Illustrated and second-team honors from The Sporting News and Associated Press, and a consensus first-team All-Pac 10 choice
Finalist for the Butkus Award, semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy
Honorable mention All-Pac 10 selection in 2007 and second-team all-conference pick in 2006
Started the last four games in 2005, including the national title game

PERSONAL:
Attended Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) High School
Earned Parade, USA Today, Prep Football Report, Scout.com, Super Prep, EA Sports and Prep Star All-American honors as a senior
Recorded 120 tackles, 11 stops for loss, 10 sacks and seven interceptions as a linebacker in 2004
Played running back and tight end and gained 475 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 456 yards (35.1 avg) with seven scores

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