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  • Tue., Sep. 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Tue., Sep. 27, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Toros Bravos Family Night Out

    Enjoy family time alongside a Texans player and Cheerleaders at our NEW Toros Bravos Family Night Out at Main Event!

    At this awesome event you will have access to unlimited laser tag, bowling, arcade games, billiards, gravity ropes, and it includes pizza and drinks. There will also be raffles throughout the night for a chance to win autographed prizes. Plus, you can get an autograph and picture with a Texans player and Cheerleaders!

    Toros Bravos Family Night Out
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    Cost: $12 Per Person
    Check in: 6:00 PM
    Event: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Main Event (12626 Fountain Lake Circle, 77477)

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/tb-familynight.html?_cldee=dG9ycmllLmhhcmRjYXN0bGVAaG91c3RvbnRleGFucy5jb20%3d&recipientid=contact-a3b8de2e243ae61180fb00155d009a0d-6992d9301b6e4ecf8b9f169ad3dd6344

  • Fri., Sep. 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, September 30
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77060

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Oct. 04, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Oct. 09, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2016 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, October 9 at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

Team

T.J. Yates
QB #6
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.
Experience:
5
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 18 227 132 58.1 12.6 1,534 6.8 85.2 6 2.6 8 3.5 61 19 3 23 114 72.8
2015 HOU 4 57 28 49.1 14.3 370 6.5 92.5 3 5.3 1 1.8 61T 5 1 5 33 80.3
2014 ATL 1 4 3 75 4 64 16 64 0 -- 1 25 40 1 1 0 0 77.1
2013 HOU 3 22 15 68.2 7.3 113 5.1 37.7 0 -- 2 9.1 20 1 0 2 7 42.4
2012 HOU 4 10 4 40 2.5 38 3.8 9.5 0 -- 1 10 19 0 0 1 0 11.7
2011 HOU 6 134 82 61.2 22.3 949 7.1 158.2 3 2.2 3 2.2 50 12 1 15 74 80.7
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 18 23 1.3 56 2.4 3.1 1 17 4 17.4 0 0 1
2015 HOU 4 6 1.5 0 -- 0 0 7 0 -- 0 0 0
2014 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 0.3 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 HOU 4 2 0.5 -1 -0.5 -0.3 1 1T 1 50 0 0 0
2011 HOU 6 14 2.3 57 4.1 9.5 0 17 3 21.4 0 0 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 HOU 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 4 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 HOU 6 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 18 9 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 HOU 4 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2014 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2012 HOU 4 2 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 6 5 3 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0

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Twitter: @TJ_Yates

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the
2011 NFL Draft....Traded to the Falcons in exchange for LB Akeem Dent on June 19, 2014...
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 10, 2015...Released by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2015...
Signed by the Texans on Oct. 28, 2015.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the
2011 NFL Draft....Traded to the Falcons in exchange for LB Akeem Dent on June 19, 2014...
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 10, 2015...Released by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2015...
Signed by the Texans on Oct. 28, 2015.

HONORS:
• NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 14, 2011)

CAREER:
• Appeared in 13 career games completing 101 of 166 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,100
yards with three touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 71.4 passer rating
• Played in six games as a rookie in 2011, including five starts, leading the Texans to a
3-3 record after throwing for 949 yards on 82 of 134 passing (61.2 percent) with three
touchdowns, three interceptions and an 80.7 passer rating.
• Led a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives and threw for 300 yards with a pair of scores in
Week 14 of the 2011 season, earning him AFC Player of the Week honors and clinching
the AFC South Division title for Houston

2015 (Houston 0/0):
• Signed by the Texans on 10/28

2014 (Atlanta 1/0):
• Saw action in one game and completed three of four passes for 64 yards vs Tampa Bay
(9/18)

2013 (Houston 3/0):
• Saw action in three games as a backup quarterback.
• Completed 15 of 22 pass attempts (68.2 percent) for 113 yards with two interceptions
and a 42.4 passer rating
• Saw his first action of the season in the fourth quarter at Baltimore (9/22) in Week 3
• Completed 3-of-5 passes for 15 yards at San Francisco (10/6)
• Completed 12-of-17 passes for 98 yards and two interceptions vs. St. Louis (10/13)
• Inactive Weeks 9-15

2012 (Houston 4/0, 0/0):
• Dressed for every game and appeared in four contests
• Came in for one snap in place of Matt Schaub at Denver (9/23)
• Completed 2-of-5 passes for 23 yards vs. Green Bay (10/14)
• Scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter
vs. New England (12/10)
• Saw action in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23)
• Dressed but did not play in both postseason games

2011 (Houston 6/5, 2/2):
• Saw action in six games with five starts at the end of the season, throwing for 949 yards
on 82 of 134 passing (61.2 percent), three touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer
rating of 80.7
• Started two playoff games
• Inactive for first 10 games of the season
• Made his professional and Texans debut at quarterback in place of an injured Matt Leinart
and completed 8-of-15 passes for 70 yards at Jacksonville (11/27)
• Made his first career start, completing 12-of-25 passes for 188 yards including his first
career touchdown pass, a 3-yard completion to Joel Dreessen, vs. Atlanta (12/4)
• Completed 26-of-44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati (12/11),
earning him AFC Player of the Week honors
• Led two 80-plus yard drives in the fourth quarter, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to
Kevin Walter with two seconds remaining to complete the comeback that clinched the
AFC South Division title against the Bengals
• Earned NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance at Cincinnati in Week 14
• Completed his first eight pass attempts and finished the game 19-of-30 for 212 yards with no
touchdowns and two interceptions vs. Carolina (12/18)
• Completed 13-of-16 passes for 132 yards and a 101.0 passer rating at Indianapolis (12/22)
• Started for the fifth time and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards before
leaving the game early in the first quarter vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
• Made his postseason debut where he completed 11-of-20 passes for 159 yards, including a
40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
• Completed 17-of-35 passes for 184 yards and threw three interceptions in AFC Divisional
Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

COLLEGE:
• Threw for 9,377 yards (208.4 average per game), 58 touchdowns and 46 interceptions for
his career at North Carolina
• Set 37 Tar Heel records, including single-game, single-season and career records for pass
completions and yards
• Became the only Tar Heel to throw for 3,000 yards in a season and 400 yards in three
separate games
• The most accurate passer in UNC history, completing 795-of-1,277 attempts (62.3 percent)
• Completed 282-of-422 attempts in 2010 for career highs of 3,418 yards and 19 touchdowns
to go along with nine interceptions
• Finished 2009 with 2,136 yards and 14 touchdowns on 214-for-355 passing
• Played in seven games and started six in 2008 and completed 60 percent (81-of-135) of his
passes for 1,168 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions on the season
• Suffered a non-displaced fracture to his left ankle against Virginia Tech and missed the next
five games

PERSONAL:
• Attended Pope High School in Marietta, where he earned first-team all-region and first-team
all-area honors
• Completed 160 of 289 passes (57 percent) for 2,305 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior,
his only year on the football team
• Rushed for 292 yards and seven scores and punted 34 times for 1,237 yards (36.8 avg.)
with a long of 68
• Named first-team all-region and the Cobb County Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the
Year
• Earned Atlanta Metro First-Team All-Area honors
• Also played basketball and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and six assists at small forward
• Was recruited by several schools for basketball before opting to play football at North Carolina

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