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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

Team

Ricardo Mathews
DT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
Age:
27
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 51 29 22 1.5 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 IND 16 1 18 11 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 IND 16 5 13 7 6 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 IND 12 0 19 11 8 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 IND 8 0 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...Released by Colts on Sept. 3, 2011...Signed to the Colts practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011...Signed to the active roster by Colts on Oct. 5, 2011...Declared as a free agent on March 11, 2014...Signed by Houston Texans on April 13, 2014.

CAREER:
Former seventh-round pick who has played in 52 regular season games with six starts and in four playoff games for the Indianapolis Colts from 2010-14
Has totaled 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his career

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...Released by Colts on Sept. 3, 2011...Signed to the Colts practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011...Signed to the active roster by Colts on Oct. 5, 2011...Declared as a free agent on March 11, 2014...Signed by Houston Texans on April 13, 2014.

CAREER:
Former seventh-round pick who has played in 52 regular season games with six starts and in four playoff games for the Indianapolis Colts from 2010-14
Has totaled 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his career

2013 (Indianapolis 16/1, 2/0):
Played in every game for the second consecutive season and recorded 18 tackles, a half-sack, one pass defensed, one tackle for loss and a career-high three quarterback hits
Recorded five tackles in the postseason, including three tackles in the AFC Divisional against New England (1/11/14)
Started the season finale against Jacksonville (12/29) and recorded two tackles
Registered a half-sack against Kansas City (12/22), teaming with Fili Moala to take down Alex Smith for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter

2012 (Indianapolis 16/5, 1/0):
Played in all 16 games (five starts) and notched 13 tackles and one pass defensed
Made his first career NFL start against Cleveland (10/21)
Made his second start of the season at defensive tackle against Detroit (12/2) and finished with a season-high three tackles
Made a start at defensive tackle against Houston (12/30) and notched a tackle and one pass defensed
Had one pass defensed in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6)

2011 (Indianapolis 12/0):
Competed in 12 contests and finished with career-highs of 19 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack and two passes defensed
Totaled two tackles and two passes defensed in his 2011 season debut vs. Kansas City (10/9)
Posted two tackles (one solo) and one tackle for loss at New Orleans (10/23)
Recorded his first career sack at Tennessee (10/30), taking down Matt Hasselbeck for a 9-yard loss in the fourth quarter, and contributed with three solo tackles
Led all Colts defensive linemen with a career-high five tackles (four solo) at Jacksonville (1/1)
2010 (Indianapolis 8/0, 1/0):
Saw action in eight games as a reserve defensive tackle and finished the year with one stop
Was inactive for the first four weeks of the season
Played in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8/11) and finished the game with one tackle

COLLEGE:
Appeared in 49 career games at Cincinnati and totaled 69 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
Started 13 games as a senior and totaled career bests with 44 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks
Was on the Bearcat Academic Honor Roll
Majored in criminal justice

HIGH SCHOOL: 
Attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Was a three-time first-team all-conference choice.
Reached the track state championships and was a wrestling conference champion

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