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  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 8

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 20: $40 off all Andre Johnson Nike jerseys. Appearances by Houston Texans Cheerleaders (11-1pm), Texans Ambassadors Kenny Houston and Bubba McDowell (12-1pm), and take photos with Santa TORO (2-3pm).

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 9

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 21: 2 for $30 on select youth tees.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 12:00 PM CST Ravens at Texans The Texans host the Ravens at NRG Stadium.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 10

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 22: Only $20, Nike cotton tees & Only $25, Nike Dri Fit tees.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Duane Brown and David Quessenberry at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 11

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 23: Fill our clear bag and get 25% off all goods in your bag.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 12

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 24: Spend $100, get a $20 gift card free. Appearances by Houston Texans Cheerleaders (11-1pm) & Texans Ambassador Fred Weary (12-1pm).

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: McDonald's

    Friday, December 26
    Noon-1pm – McDonald’s, 6000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE 4 piece Chicken McNuggets (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit 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 62 69 44 25 2.5 0 4 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SD 10 18 15 3 1 -- 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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