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  • Fri., Mar. 06, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CST Flashback Fridays: Curtis Duncan at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Curtis Duncan.  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., Mar. 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST 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

     

  • Sat., Mar. 21, 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
  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

  • Fri., Apr. 10, 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., 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. 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

Team

Ricardo Mathews
DT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 72 44 28 3 0 4 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SD 12 21 15 6 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 18 11 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 13 7 6 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 12 19 11 8 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 8 1 0 1 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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