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2007 Houston Texans season
Houston Texans
Year founded: 2002
Helmet Logo
City Houston, Texas
Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White
Head Coach Gary Kubiak
Owner Bob McNair
General manager Rick Smith
Mascot Toro
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (2002–present) NFL redirects here. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... The Shreveport Steamer, who began their franchise as the Houston Texans, was a professional football team in the World Football League. ... Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007 Houston Texans season began with the team trying to improve on their 6-10 record in 2006. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Image File history File links Houston Texans helmet, citing fair use. ... Houston Texans logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Group of men drilling in football helmets A football helmet is a protective device used primarily in American football and Canadian football which was created by Paul Brown. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Houston,_Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... Gary Wayne Kubiak (August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas) has been the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League since January 26, 2006. ... Robert C. McNair (born 1937 in Tampa, Florida) is an American businessman and the owner of the National Football League team, the Houston Texans in Houston, Texas and Thoroughbred horse racings Stonerside Stable in Paris, Kentucky. ... Note: This article is about the band member for Underworld. ... The following is a list of mascots of National Football League teams: Categories: | ... Toro is the official mascot of the NFLs Houston Texans. ... NFL redirects here. ...

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  • Houston Texans (2002–present)
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The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. They are currently members of the Southern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Texans joined the NFL as a 2002 expansion team. The city's previous franchise, the Houston Oilers, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, changing their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFC South refers to the Southern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League that was created prior to the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determining a true world champion. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The AFC South refers to the Southern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League that was created prior to the 2002 season when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... NFL redirects here. ... An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Nashville redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

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Franchise history

AFL/NFL in Houston: 1960 – 1996

For more details on this topic, see Tennessee_Titans#Houston_Oilers_era_.281960-96.29.

Professional Football in Houston dates back to 1960 when oilman Bud Adams founded the Houston Oilers, a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers appeared in the first three AFL championships, winning the first two before falling in double overtime to the Dallas Texans in 1962. The Oilers became the first professional football team to play in a domed stadium, when they moved into Houston's Astrodome for the 1968 season. The Oilers had success in the late 1970s (known as the "Luv Ya Blue era") with running back Earl Campbell and head coach Bum Phillips. They advanced to the AFC Championship game in 1978 and 1979, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers both times. They found success again in the late 1980s and early 1990s with quarterback Warren Moon, making the playoffs seven consecutive seasons, yet never advancing past the second round. This string of playoff futility included infamously coughing up a 32-point second half lead to the Buffalo Bills in 1992. The Oilers drafted Steve McNair in 1995 and Eddie George in 1996, but fans in Houston were forced to watch them play most of their careers in another city. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Kenneth Stanley Bud Adams, Jr. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... This article is under construction. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... This article is under construction. ... This article is about the American football player. ... Oail Andrew Bum Phillips (born on September 29, 1923 in Nederland, Texas or Orange, Texas) is a former National Football League (NFL) head coach. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steelers redirects here. ... For the footballer (soccer), see Warren Moon (footballer). ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... The 1995 NFL Draft There were 32 picks on the first round of this draft due to the new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, receiving 2 first-round picks. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ...


Adams alienated many fans in Houston with his questionable decisions, including firing the extremely popular Bum Phillips and threatening to move the team to Jacksonville, Florida if improvements were not made to the Astrodome in 1987. The city agreed to pay $67 million in renovations which included the removal of the iconic center field scoreboard. When the city refused to help finance a new stadium just a few years later, he moved the franchise to Tennessee for the 1997 season. After playing two seasons as the Tennessee Oilers, they were renamed the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The city of Houston is still paying back the debt from the renovations they made to the Astrodome in 1987. “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... USD redirects here. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ...


The birth of the Texans: 1997-2001

1997

In the first part of 1997, football was on the back burner of Bob McNair's mind, as he attempted to bring a National Hockey League team to Houston. In June 1997, the NHL owners turned down his efforts to bring an expansion hockey team to Houston, stating, among other reasons, that the Compaq Center was not an adequate facility for an expansion hockey team. The NHL also completed a study that found most Houstonians lacked interest in ice hockey (only 16% of respondents said they watch ice hockey), and most of those who watched ice hockey were originally from either Canada or the Northern United States. McNair’s only option now would be to buy an existing franchise and move it. They began exploring options with the Edmonton Oilers, a once-proud franchise that had hit hard times economically. There were several obstacles to bringing the Edmonton franchise to Houston, however. The franchise was against moving to a city in Texas which had very little interest in ice hockey and they also felt there would be confusion due to the fact that the franchise's name was identical to the previous football team located in Houston. Meanwhile, local stadium deals in Edmonton were approved, ensuring the hockey team would stay in Canada. Robert C. McNair (born 1937 in Tampa, Florida) is an American businessman and the owner of the National Football League team, the Houston Texans in Houston, Texas and Thoroughbred horse racings Stonerside Stable in Paris, Kentucky. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Summit stands among the high-rise office buildings of Greenway Plaza, ca 1995 The Compaq Center, originally named The Summit, was a multi-purpose sports arena in Houston, Texas. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Barely two weeks later, the fourth-largest city in the United States found itself without professional football for the first time since 1959 as Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams got the final approval to move his team to Tennessee. A lawsuit filed by the city of Houston, Harris County, and other parties was settled with Adams paying millions of dollars for leaving town. In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, local entrepreneur and San Diego Padres owner John J. Moores, whose name was often attached to efforts to return the NFL to Houston, said that the city’s football fans would be in for a long, dry spell without football and that he did not foresee another league expansion in the next 10 years. While efforts to get an NHL team in Houston faltered due to the lack of popularity of ice hockey in the Houston area, McNair made his decision to set his sights higher and founded Houston NFL Holdings. Steve Patterson, who had been working with McNair in an attempt to bring NHL to Houston, was immediately named as head of the new organization. City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Kenneth Stanley Bud Adams, Jr. ... Harris County is the name of several counties in the United States: Harris County, Georgia Harris County, Texas See also the disambiguation page Harris. ... The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... San Diego Metropolitan cover story on John Moores John J. Moores (1944–) is an American businessman. ... Steve Patterson is the current President and General Manager of the Portland Trail Blazers. ...


Now committed to the task at hand, McNair and Houston got an immediate morale boost in October 1997, when the NFL Stadium Committee reported to Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on the current attractiveness of Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Houston. Cleveland had lost the Browns in 1995 and had been promised by Tagliabue that the next expansion team would play there, bringing the league total to 31 teams. A future expansion to 32 teams seemed both logical and destined to happen, and Tagliabue praised McNair’s strong initial efforts. Encouraged by the commissioner’s strong words, local support for a return of the NFL to Houston spread like wildfire across the city. Two days later, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R) officials announced they would push for a domed stadium as part of the bid to lure the NFL back to Houston. Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League. ... Browns redirects here. ... The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston, with attendance approaching over two and a half million visitors per year, is the worlds largest livestock exhibition as well as the worlds largest rodeo event, requiring the support of sixteen thousand volunteers. ...


1998

In March 1998, McNair and company got more good news when the league made it official that Cleveland would receive an expansion franchise, making it the 31st team in the NFL. Houstonians had been concerned that the league would allow an existing franchise to move to Cleveland, thus keeping the number of teams at 30 and dealing a serious blow to Houston’s hopes of securing the next expansion franchise. Tagliabue said that the league would likely add a 32nd team in the next two years in either Houston, Los Angeles, or Toronto. The mention of Los Angeles worried plenty of Houston officials. Television money had become such a huge part of the NFL that it seemed unlikely the owners would pass up the chance to re-introduce professional football to the second-biggest TV market in the country. In early May, those fears became reality as entertainment guru Michael Ovitz announced he would lead a largely privately financed $750 million project to build a stadium in Carson, California. Michael Ovitz (born December 14, 1946), talent agent and Hollywood powerhouse, served as the head of the Creative Artists Agency from 1975 to 1995. ... Location of Carson in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1968-02-20 [2] Government  - Mayor Jim Dear [1] Area  - City  18. ...


In late October 1998, Tagliabue announced that the NFL owners would have a decision by April 1999 as to which city would be awarded the NFL expansion franchise. Both Bob McNair and Ovitz stated they needed to know the situation by the first quarter of the new year, lest they lose public support due to long delays while the league developed. Ovitz now had competition coming from his own city, however, as real estate developer Ed Roski threw his hat into the ring to bring another team to Los Angeles. Roski’s proposal centered around putting a 68,000-seat stadium inside the shell of the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California, near the campus of the University of Southern California. ...


1999

On March 16, 1999, the NFL owners, by a 29-2 vote, approved a resolution to award L.A. the expansion franchise if the city could put together an acceptable ownership team and stadium deal by September 15. If the parties could not reach or be very near reaching an agreement, it was decided that the committee would turn its recommendation to Houston. A month later, NFL executives flew to Los Angeles to see how things had progressed. They found that neither group had relented to the other, that the city was not allowing tax dollars to be used for a new stadium, and that neither group was prepared to build the kind of state-of-the-art facility that Houston had been guaranteeing for more than six months.


When the NFL officers returned to Los Angeles in late May, Ovitz had changed his tune, unveiling plans to turn the area around the Coliseum into a 60-acre complex of parks, parking garages, shopping areas and a brand-new stadium. Tagliabue and the NFL officials were pleased with the look, but daunted by the cost, including $225 million for parking garages that was not available from either the city or the state. In June Tagliabue expressed his frustration with Los Angeles’ inability to get a plan together and advised McNair to resume his discussions with the expansion committee.


On September 9, 1999, the league’s expansion committee indicated that McNair and other Houston officials should be prepared to attend an October 6 meeting of the NFL owners in Atlanta. L.A.’s effort was not completely dead, as Ovitz, Roski, and newcomer Marvin Davis all scrambled to find the right deal to woo the league back in the last six days before the deadline. In the first week of October, Ovitz announced that his group was prepared to offer $540 million for the NFL franchise. Later that week, McNair’s Houston NFL Holdings proposed a bid of $700 million to the owners. Marvin Davis (August 31, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey – September 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California) was the billionaire former owner of Twentieth Century Fox and Pebble Beach, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the Denver Broncos NFL team. ...


On the morning of October 6, 1999, in Atlanta, the NFL owners voted 29-0 to award the 32nd franchise and the 2004 Super Bowl to Houston. Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock...


2000

After that, things moved fast for the yet-to-be-named football team. Focus groups were formed across the state to determine the image and direction for the franchise. NFL Properties and team officials began working on the identity, name and logo and the front office began to take shape with the hiring of former Washington Redskins General Manager Charley Casserly as Executive Vice President/General Manager in January of 2000. The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Charlie Casserly is an NFL football analyst for CBS Sports who has previously served as General Manager for the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. ...


That spring, Houston NFL 2002 celebrated the official groundbreaking of Reliant Stadium. The 69,500-seat state-of-the-art facility would become the NFL's first retractable-roof stadium. Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ...


After almost a year of speculation, the worst kept secret in Houston became reality as the team was officially christened the Houston Texans during a downtown celebration in September 2000 that included NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Bob McNair unveiling the new logo. Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League. ...


2001

On January 21, 2001, the Texans turned to the coaching staff and introduced Dom Capers as the club's first head coach. Capers had served the previous two seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars' defensive coordinator. From 1995 to 1998, Capers was the head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers. Capers would soon fill out the rest of the staff in the months to follow. After five long seasons, Houston was at last ready to rejoin the league. City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002...


Inaugural season and the Dom Capers era: 2002-2005

The Texans launched their inaugural campaign on September 8, 2002 against the Dallas Cowboys at Reliant Stadium. Rookie David Carr hooked up with tight end Billy Miller on the third play from scrimmage for a touchdown and shocked their intra-state rivals 19-10, becoming just the second expansion team ever to win their first game. The Texans lost their next five games before winning for the first time on the road against the Jaguars, a team they would find success against in the seasons to come. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Billy Miller, a Tight End for the Cleveland Browns, has played for the NFL since 1999. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002...


Victories over the New York Giants in Houston and the Steelers in Pittsburgh (despite just 46 total yards of offense – an NFL record for a winning team) and the Texans finished the season 4-12, sending two players (Gary Walker and Aaron Glenn) to the Pro Bowl, the most ever by an expansion team. The season was deemed a success despite David Carr being sacked an NFL record 76 times and the realization that Tony Boselli, the man they had hoped would protect their young quarterback, would never play a down of football for the team. This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Steelers redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aaron Glenn (born July 16, 1972 in Humble, Texas) is an NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Don Anthony Tony Boselli, Jr. ...


During the next two seasons, the Texans made steady progress. In 2003, they started out much as they had done in 2002 by shocking the heavily favored Dolphins in Miami to open the season. No other expansion team had ever won the season opener in each of its first two seasons. The Texans would only improve their record by one game in that season, but after a victory over the eventual NFC champion Carolina Panthers and a tough overtime loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, optimism was high going into 2004 that they could compete with any team in the league. That optimism soured, however, after the Texans started the ’04 season 0-3 and for the first time fans began to question the direction in which head coach Dom Capers and the front office were taking. No other expansion team had taken so long to win back-to-back games and expectations in the third season were growing. Finally, after their first victory of 2004 in Kansas City, the Texans came home and defeated the Oakland Raiders the following week to secure their first win streak in franchise history. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Ernest Dominic Dom Capers (born August 7, 1950 in Cambridge, Ohio, and from Buffalo, Ohio) is the current defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the Houston Texans, and Carolina Panthers. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...

After sweeping division rivals Tennessee and Jacksonville and another impressive pair of back-to-back wins late in the season, the Texans were poised to finish the year 8-8. All they had to do was beat the 3-12 Cleveland Browns at home. The Texans came out flat and unprepared, however, and fell to the Browns 22-14. The honeymoon for the Texans was officially over and for the first time David Carr heard boos from the stands. The game served as an omen of bad times ahead. On the bright side, second year receiver Andre Johnson was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 810 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Digital photo taken by user TexansBlue, December 24, 2005 Houston, Texas I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 810 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Digital photo taken by user TexansBlue, December 24, 2005 Houston, Texas I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... Browns redirects here. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ...


Despite the disappointing end to the 2004 season and a troubling preseason, a playoff push by the Texans in 2005 still seemed likely. They got hammered by the Bills in Buffalo 22-7 to open the season and then humiliated by the Steelers at home 27-7 the following week. As the losses mounted, whatever optimism that was left over from the previous year faded away. Offensive Coordinator Chris Palmer was replaced before the third week and media and fans began to point to questionable personal decisions and lackluster draft picks by General Manager Charley Casserly and doubt about Dom Capers and David Carr’s ability to lead the team in the future began to surface. They started the season 0-6 before beating the Browns in Houston only to follow that up with another six game losing streak. By the end of the season most were calling for Dom Capers and Charley Casserly to be fired and a growing majority began to include David Carr on that list as well. Conspiracy theories that the Texans were tanking games to secure the number one pick after several close losses late in the year culminated with the “Bush Bowl” in San Francisco during the last week of the season. The Texans and 49ers came into the game with the two worst records in the NFL and the loser would “win” the right to choose USC running back Reggie Bush in the 2006 NFL Draft. The Texans lost 20-17 and finished 2-14, the worst in the league. One bright spot was the sensational rookie season by kick returner Jerome Mathis who returned two kicks back for touchdowns, including one for 99-yards against Kansas City. Mathis was Houston's only player in 2005 to be selected to the Pro Bowl. For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Chris Palmer (born October 16, 1983 in Derby, England) is a professional footballer. ... Charlie Casserly is an NFL football analyst for CBS Sports who has previously served as General Manager for the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Reginald Alfred Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie and nicknamed The te gay cheaterT, Baby Matrix (by Joe Horn) and The Presidents Black Brother (alluding to President Bush), is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints... Jerome Alvon Mathis (born July 26, 1983 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ...


2005 fallout and the 2006 Draft

After finishing 2-14 in 2005 the Texans fired Dom Capers and most of his staff. General Manager Charley Casserly was spared, but would eventually leave after the draft, replaced by Rick Smith. Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, was hired to take over and the franchise headed into the most controversial off-season in team history. While most in the national media believed that the Texans drafting Reggie Bush in the 2006 Draft was a no-brainer, many in Houston began to voice their desire for the team to draft hometown hero Vince Young after his performance in the Rose Bowl, that year's NCAA National Championship Game. Note: This article is about the band member for Underworld. ... Gary Wayne Kubiak (August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas) has been the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League since January 26, 2006. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Reginald Alfred Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie and nicknamed The te gay cheaterT, Baby Matrix (by Joe Horn) and The Presidents Black Brother (alluding to President Bush), is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


In February, after a vote of confidence from Gary Kubiak, the Texans exercised an $8 million bonus option for David Carr, guaranteeing he would be a Texan in 2006. Still, the debate between Bush and Young raged on for months over local sports talk radio and internet message boards. While support for Vince Young was mounting, most still thought Reggie Bush would eventually be drafted by the Texans.


In a stunning turn of events, however, the Texans shocked the NFL world on the eve of the NFL Draft by announcing that North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams - not Reggie Bush or Vince Young - would be the team’s choice for their number one pick. Fans were angered and shocked, many booed the choice during a public draft party at Reliant Stadium and the Texans were ridiculed by the national media for committing what many believed was the worst mistake in NFL Draft history. Comparisons to Michael Jordan and Sam Bowie were immediately being made and the endless second-guessing began. Reggie Bush fell to the New Orleans Saints and Vince Young was taken by the Titans. By drafting Williams, the Texans addressed their greatest need, yet it would turn out to be a public relations nightmare that would haunt them for much of the 2006 season. By the end of the year Bush and the Saints were on their way to the NFC Championship game and Young had won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. Mario Williams finished with 4.5 sacks and 47 tackles despite suffering from plantar fasciitis for the entire season. North Carolina State University Seal North Carolina State University is an institution of higher learning located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Samuel (Sam) Paul Bowie (Born:March 17, 1961 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is a former American National Basketball Association center who is best known for being selected between Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... Plantar fasciitis, formerly known as policemans heel, is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia of the foot or biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation of the foot. ...


Kubiak takes over: 2006-present

Further information: 2006 Houston Texans season

On September 10, 2006, native Houstonian Gary Kubiak made his head coaching debut as he led the Texans against the Philadelphia Eagles at Reliant Stadium. Despite taking the first drive down the field for a touchdown, the game resulted in a disappointing 24-10 loss. They lost the next two in embarrassing fashion before awarding Kubiak his first career victory with a win over the Miami Dolphins in week four. After a loss to Dallas, two of the next four games would be against division rival Jacksonville – and Houston beat them both times. As unexplainable as the Texans’ continued ability to beat the Jaguars, so too was a game against the Titans where they out-gained Tennessee in total yards 427 to 197 but lost due to five turnovers. David Carr suffered one of his worst performances of his career before being pulled in favor of backup Sage Rosenfels. Another strange game had the Texans finishing with negative five yards passing, yet winning a game against the Oakland Raiders. The 2006 Houston Texans season began with the team trying to improve on their 2-14 record in 2005. ... Gary Wayne Kubiak (August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas) has been the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League since January 26, 2006. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Sage Rosenfels (born March 6, 1978 in Maquoketa, Iowa) is an American football quarterback with the Houston Texans of the NFL. // Rosenfels was a college player at Iowa State University, and the Washington Redskins selected him in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


The Texans went on to suffer two heart-breaking losses in the second half of the season, first allowing the Buffalo Bills to score a go-ahead touchdown with just nine seconds remaining and then three weeks later against the Tennessee Titans and Vince Young. Playing in his hometown of Houston for the first time as a professional, Young ran 39 yards for the winning touchdown in overtime. To make matters worse for the Texans, some fans, who thought Houston made a mistake by not drafting him, showed up wearing Vince Young jerseys and cheered as he scored in overtime. For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ...


A week later, the emotionally exhausted Texans showed up in Foxborough to face the New England Patriots and were hammered 40-7 as David Carr turned in another poor performance, throwing four interceptions. The Texans made the most of their two remaining games, snapping a nine game losing streak to the Colts by stunning the eventual Super Bowl Champions 27-24 and then finishing the season by beating the Browns in Houston, their first back-to-back wins in two years. The Texans finished with 6 wins in 2006, four more than the previous year. Andre Johnson led the league in receptions with 103 and was selected to his second Pro Bowl. The Texans got contributions from all seven of their 2006 draft picks, including DE Mario Williams, TE Owen Daniels and LB DeMeco Ryans - a second round pick who was selected as the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Owen Daniels (born November 9, 1982 in Naperville, Illinois) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... DeMeco Ryans (born July 28, 1984 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American football player for the Houston Texans. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


Matt Schaub in, David Carr out

Further information: 2007 Houston Texans season

Most of the speculation in Houston following the 2006 season involved David Carr and his future with the Texans. In a Houston Chronicle article in February, owner Bob McNair is quoted as saying "David has been inconsistent, and we've said that. We've got to get better consistency there, either with David or some additional help." On March 21, reports surfaced that backup Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Schaub would be traded to the Texans. The Texans and Falcons swapped first round picks and the Texans gave Atlanta their second round pick in 2007 and 2008. [1] Upon his introduction in Houston on March 22, Schaub was announced as the starting quarterback in 2007. Despite reports that the Texans were attempting to trade David Carr, he was released the following day. The 2007 Houston Texans season began with the team trying to improve on their 6-10 record in 2006. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Matthew Rutledge Schaub (born June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback who is currently the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. ...


On April 6, 2007 David Carr joined the Carolina Panthers as the backup quarterback for Jake Delhomme. For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ...


Nickname, logo and uniforms

On March 2, 2000, Houston NFL 2002 announced that the team name search had been narrowed down to five choices: Apollos, Bobcats, Stallions, Texans and Wildcatters. The five names are determined after several months of research conducted jointly by Houston NFL 2002 and NFL Properties. An online survey regarding the name generated more than 65,000 responses in just seven days. In April the list of five names was narrowed down to three: Apollos, Stallions and Texans. Before selecting "Texans", owner Bob McNair asked fellow NFL owner Lamar Hunt for his permission to use the moniker. Hunt and his franchise, the Dallas Texans (now the Kansas City Chiefs), were charter members of the American Football League. Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was a promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee of the first three sports halls of fame. ... The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ...


On September 6, 2000, the NFL's 32nd franchise was officially christened the Houston Texans before thousands at a downtown rally on Texas Avenue. Before unveiling the logo Bob McNair described the colors as "Deep Steel Blue", "Battle Red" and "Liberty White". The logo was abstract depiction of a bull split in such a way to resemble the flag of Texas, including a lone star, the five points of which representing pride, courage, strength, tradition and independence. A year later the Texans unveiled their uniforms during another downtown rally. Flag of Texas The flag of Texas is defined by law as follows: The flag is known as the Lone Star Flag (giving Texas its nickname of the Lone Star State). This flag was introduced to the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William...


The Texans' helmet is dark blue with the Texans bull logo. The uniform design consists of red trim and either dark blue or white jerseys. The team wears white pants with its blue jerseys, blue pants with its white jerseys, and on occasion they will wear all-white or all-blue. In 2003, the Texans introduced an alternative red jersey with blue trim. The Texans have never worn a red jersey-blue pants combination.


In 2002 the team wore a patch commemorating their inaugural season.


Like many other NFL teams located in subtropical climates, the Texans traditionally wear their white jerseys at home during the first half of the season — forcing opponents to wear their dark ones during the hot autumns in Houston. In 2004, the Texans only wore white for September home games against the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders before switching to blue in early October. The team will still wear white jerseys during those early regular season games even though the retractable roof of the club's home field, Reliant Stadium, may be closed. In the preseason, the Texans always wear their white uniforms at home. The exception was in 2003. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... This article is about the temperate season. ... Chargers redirects here. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ...


Traditions

  • Battle Red Day - On Battle Red Day the team wears the red alternate jerseys and fans are encouraged to wear red to the game.
  • Bull Pen - The sections behind the north end zone of Reliant Stadium are known as the Bull Pen. Like the "Dawg Pound" in Cleveland, the most avid fans attend games in the Bull Pen and regular members have helped create and implement fan traditions, songs and chants.
  • Bull Pen Pep Band - 45-member musical group that performs at all Houston Texans home games.

Battle Red Day is an annual tradition of the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League that was started in 2003. ... The Bull Pen is the name of the bleacher section behind the north end zone in Reliant Stadium, the home field of the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League. ... Cleveland Browns Dawg logo The Dawg Pound is the name of the bleacher section behind the east end zone in Cleveland Browns Stadium, the home field of the Cleveland Browns. ... The Bull Pen Pep Band is a 45-member musical group that performs at all home games for the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League. ...

Statistics

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2002 4 12 0 4th AFC South --
2003 5 11 0 4th AFC South --
2004 7 9 0 3rd AFC South --
2005 2 14 0 4th AFC South --
2006 6 10 0 4th AFC South --
2007 5 7 0 4th AFC South --
Totals 29 61 0 (2002-2007, regular season)
0 0 | - (2002-2006, playoffs)
29 61 0 (all games, 2002-2007, including playoffs)

Record vs. Opponents

(As of Week 9 of the 2007 NFL season. Includes postseason records.) The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Team W L T Percent Last Result Last Date Last Locale Postseason
Miami Dolphins 3 0 0 1.000 W 22-19 Oct 7, 2007 Houston
Oakland Raiders 3 0 0 1.000 W 24-17 Nov 4, 2007 Oakland
Carolina Panthers 2 0 0 1.000 W 34-21 Sept 16, 2007 Charlotte
Arizona Cardinals 1 0 0 1.000 W 30-19 Dec 18, 2005 Houston
Chicago Bears 1 0 0 1.000 W 24-5 Dec 19, 2004 Chicago
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 5 0 .545 L 37-17 Oct 14, 2007 Jacksonville
Cleveland Browns 2 2 0 .500 W 14-6 Dec 31, 2006 Houston
Atlanta Falcons 1 1 0 .500 L 26-16 Sept 30, 2007 Atlanta
Dallas Cowboys 1 1 0 .500 L 34-6 Oct 15, 2006 Irving, TX
New York Giants 1 1 0 .500 L 14-10 Nov 5, 2006 East Rutherford, NJ
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 1 0 .500 L 27-7 Sept 18, 2005 Houston
Kansas City Chiefs 2 2 0 .500 W 20-3 Sept 9, 2007 Houston
Buffalo Bills 1 3 0 .250 L 24-21 Nov 19, 2006 Houston
Tennessee Titans 2 9 0 .180 L 38-36 Oct 21, 2007 Houston
Indianapolis Colts 1 10 0 .091 L 30-24 Sept 23, 2007 Houston
Denver Broncos 0 1 0 .000 L 31-13 Nov 7, 2004 Denver
Detroit Lions 0 1 0 .000 L 28-16 Sept 19, 2004 Detroit
Green Bay Packers 0 1 0 .000 L 16-13 Nov 21, 2004 Houston
Minnesota Vikings 0 1 0 .000 L 34-28 (OT) Oct 10, 2004 Houston
New Orleans Saints 1 1 0 .500 W 23-10 Nov 18, 2007 Houston
St. Louis Rams 0 1 0 .000 L 33-27 (OT) Nov 27, 2005 Houston
San Francisco 49ers 0 1 0 .000 L 20-17 (OT) Jan 1, 2006 San Francisco
Seattle Seahawks 0 1 0 .000 L 42-10 Oct 16, 2005 Seattle
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 1 0 .000 L 16-3 Dec 14, 2003 Tampa
Baltimore Ravens 0 2 0 .000 L 16-15 Dec 4, 2005 Baltimore
New England Patriots 0 2 0 .000 L 40-7 Dec 17, 2006 Foxboro, MA
Philadelphia Eagles 0 2 0 .000 L 24-10 Sept 10, 2006 Houston
Washington Redskins 0 2 0 .000 L 31-15 Sept 24, 2006 Houston
Cincinnati Bengals 0 3 0 .000 L 16-10 Oct 2, 2005 Cincinnati
New York Jets 0 3 0 .000 L 26-11 Nov 26, 2006 East Rutherford, NJ
San Diego Chargers 0 3 0 .000 L 35-10 Oct 28, 2004 San Diego

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Single season records

For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Domanick Williams (formerly known as Domanick Davis, born October 1, 1980, in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. He was named... Domanick Williams (formerly known as Domanick Davis, born October 1, 1980, in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. He was named... Domanick Williams (formerly known as Domanick Davis, born October 1, 1980, in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. He was named... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Corey Lamon Bradford (born December 8, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the Detroit Lions of the NFL. // High School Years Bradford attended Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi, and was a four-year letterwinner in football, basketball, and track. ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Marcus Coleman (born May 24, 1974 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was signed as a free agent on April 18, 2006. ...

Players of note

Main article: List of Houston Texans players

This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL) from 2002 to present. ...

Current players

Houston Texans roster
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Quarterbacks

Running Backs Sage Rosenfels (born March 6, 1978 in Maquoketa, Iowa) is an American football quarterback with the Houston Texans of the NFL. // Rosenfels was a college player at Iowa State University, and the Washington Redskins selected him in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. ... Matthew Rutledge Schaub (born June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback who is currently the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. ...

Wide Receivers Jameel Cook is an American football fullback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a... Adimchinobi Echemandu (born November 21, 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria), also known as Joe Echemandu, Joseph Echema or Adimchinobe Echemandu, is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Ahman Rashad Green (born February 16, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.) is an American football running back who plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Terzell Vonta Leach (born November 6, 1981 in Lumberton, North Carolina) is an American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He attended East Carolina University. ... Darius ADunte Walker (born October 21, 1985 in Lawrenceville, Georgia) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the NFL and formerly for the University of Notre Dame. ...

Tight Ends David Kent Anderson (born July 28, 1983 in Westlake Village, California) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... André N. Davis (born June 12, 1979 in Niskayuna, New York) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the New England Patriots of the NFL. College Career Davis starred on the football team at Niskayuna High School, where he first played on the soccer team. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Jacoby Jones is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, who was drafted from Lane College in the 2007 NFL draft. ... Kevin Patrick Walter (born August 4, 1981 in Lake Forest, Illinois) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Walter played wide receiver for Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb 30 minutes north of Chicago. ...

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen 205. ... Owen Daniels (born November 9, 1982 in Naperville, Illinois) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Joel Dreessen (born July 26, 1982) is an American football tight end. ... Jebediah Lee Putzier (born January 20, 1979 in Eagle, Idaho) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Boise State University. ... Brian Jordan Black (born January 28, 1980 in Rowlett, Texas) is an American football offensive tackle in the NFL for the Houston Texans. ... Mike Brisiel is an American football offensive guard for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Categories: | | | ... Rashad Butler is a current American Football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. ... Michael Christopher Flanagan (born November 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is an American Football center who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Brandon Frye is a American football Offensive tackle for the Houston Texans. ... Drew Hodgdon (born November 15, 1981 in Palo Alto, California) is an American football player who currently plays safety for the Houston Texans. ... Chester Morise Pitts II is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Houston Texans. ... Ephraim Salaam (born June 19, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the Houston Texans. ... Kasey Studdard (born Born March 27, 1985 in Houston, Texas)[1] is an American football player for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round (number 183 overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. ... Eric Winston (born November 17, 1983 in Midland, Texas) is a professional football player for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ...

Linebackers

Defensive Backs Earl Cochran (born April 19, 1981) serves as a defensive end for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Cochran played college football at Alabama State. ... Travis Johnson (born April 26, 1982 in Sherman Oaks, California) is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans. ... Ndukwe Kalu (born August 3, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He attended John Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas and graduated in 1993. ... Anthony Maddox (born 11/22/1978) is a defensive tackle on the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. ... Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987 in Anambra State, Nigeria) is an American football player for the Houston Texans. ... Categories: People stubs | 1980 births | National Football League players | People of New York ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... A journeyman defensive tackle who is currently (January 2005) playing for the Miami Dolphins. ... Charlie Anderson (born December 8, 1981 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the Houston Texans. ... For other uses, see Danny Clark. ... Zachary Lee Diles (born June 11, 1985 in Tulare, California) is an American football linebacker in the NFL for the Houston Texans. ... Morlon ONeil Greenwood (born July 17, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He has also played for the Miami Dolphins. ... William Howard Kershaw (born December 15, 1983 in Pinehurst, North Carolina) is an American football linebacker who is a practice squad player for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... DeMeco Ryans (born July 28, 1984 in Bessemer, Alabama) is an American football player for the Houston Texans. ...

Special Teams Fred Bennett (born 12/31/1983 in Manning, South Carolina) is a Cornerback that attends The University of South Carolina. ... Michael Boulware was born September 17, 1981, Columbia, South Carolina. ... Ceandris Nehemiah Brown (born January 27, 1983 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is an American football safety for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was selected with the 14th pick of the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. ... Curome Cox (born February 28, 1981 in New York, New York) is an American football player. ... Will Henry Demps, Jr. ... Demarcus Faggins (born June 13, 1979 in Irving, Texas) is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans. ... Jamar Mondell Fletcher (born August 28, 1979 in St. ... Tahaya DeVon Hutchins (born February 14, 1981 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American football defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He attended the University of Mississippi. ... Dexter Wynn (born February 25, 1981 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a National Football League defensive back for the Houston Texans. ...

Reserve lists

Practice Squad Kris Brown (born December 23, 1976, in Irving, Texas) is an American football placekicker for the Houston Texans in the National Football League. ... Bryan Pittman (born January 20, 1977) is a National Football League long snapper for the Houston Texans. ... Matt Turk (born June 16, 1968) was an American football player. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Roc Alexander (born September 23, 1981 in Colorado Springs) is a football player. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Shawn William Barber (born January 14, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Kevin Barry is an Offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Glenn Earl (born June 10, 1981 in Southfield, Michigan) is an American football player who currently plays safety for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Brandon Harrison (born April 29, 1985) is an American football defensive back for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Jason Horton (born February 16, 1980 in Ahoskie, North Carolina) is an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Scott Jackson (born January 19, 1979) is an American football offensive lineman in the NFL who currently plays for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Cedric Killings (born December 14, 1977 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Category: ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Jerome Alvon Mathis (born July 26, 1983 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Steve McKinney (born October 15, 1975 in Galveston, Texas) is an American football player who currently plays center for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Willie Dunta Robinson (born April 11, 1982 in Athens, Georgia) is a starting cornerback for the Houston Texans, who was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft with their first round pick out of the University of South Carolina. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Jason Simmons (born March 30, 1976 in Inglewood, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Charles Spencer (born March 17, 1982) is a current American Football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Benjamin Chadwick Stanley (born January 29, 1976) is a National Football League punter for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Christopher Taylor is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Fred Weary (born in September 30, 1977 in Montgomery, Alabama) is an American football player who currently plays guard for the Houston Texans. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Chris La Bryant White (born November 23, 1983 in Winona, Mississippi) is an American football center for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ...

  •  7 Shane Boyd QB
  • 79 Tim Bulman DT
  • 52 Eduardo Castañeda LB Int'l
  • 19 Derrick Hamilton WR
  • 42 Brandon Mitchell S
  • 39 Derrick Roberson CB
  • 66 DelJuan Robinson DT
  • 68 Dan Stevenson G
  • 86 Harry Williams WR


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Shane Boyd (born September 18, 1982 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Tim Bulman (b. ... Eduardo Castañeda (born January 19, 1983 in Monterrey, Mexico) is an American football linebacker who is an international practice squad player for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Derrick T. Hamilton (Born:November 30, 1981) is an National Football League wide receiver for the San Fransisco 49ers NFL franchise. ... Brandon Mitchell (born October 26, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football safety who is a practice squad player for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Derrick Roberson (born March 12, 1985 in Oakland Park, Florida) is an American football cornerback who is a practice squad player for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... DelJuan Cortez Robinson (born July 1, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American football defensive tackle who is a practice squad player for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... Dan Stevenson (born in October 24, 1984) is an American football Offensive Lineman for the National Football League New England Patriots. ... Harry Williams (born August 10, 1982 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American football wide receiver in the National Football League who is currently playing for the Houston Texans. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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NFL Draft history

Further information: List of Houston Texans (NFL) draft selections

The following list contains all NFL Draft selections made by the National Football Leagues Houston Texans franchise since the teams inception into the league in 2002. ...

First-round draft picks by year

Year Pick Player Position College
2002 1st overall David Carr Quarterback Fresno State
2003 3rd overall Andre Johnson Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2004 10th overall Dunta Robinson Cornerback South Carolina
2004 27th overall (from Tennessee) Jason Babin Defensive end Western Michigan
2005 16th overall (from New Orleans) Travis Johnson Defensive tackle Florida State
2006 1st overall Mario Williams Defensive end North Carolina State
2007 10th overall (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle Louisville

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Awards

The Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award was created in 2002. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...

Pro Bowl selections

Aaron Glenn (born July 16, 1972 in Humble, Texas) is an NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerome Alvon Mathis (born July 26, 1983 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. ... This biography does not cite any references or sources. ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

  • None

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Retired numbers

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Other notable alumni

Don Anthony Tony Boselli, Jr. ... Ernest Dominic Dom Capers (born August 7, 1950 in Cambridge, Ohio, and from Buffalo, Ohio) is the current defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the Houston Texans, and Carolina Panthers. ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Charlie Casserly is an NFL football analyst for CBS Sports who has previously served as General Manager for the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. ... Marcus Coleman (born May 24, 1974 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was signed as a free agent on April 18, 2006. ... Domanick Davis (born October 1, 1980 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. External link Personal website Categories: American football biography... Aaron Glenn (born July 16, 1972 in Humble, Texas) is an NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... Billy Miller, a Tight End for the Cleveland Browns, has played for the NFL since 1999. ... Eric Shannon Moulds (born July 17, 1973 in Lucedale, Mississippi) is an American football wide receiver who currently is a free agent. ... Chris Palmer is a former head coach of the Cleveland Browns and former offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans. ... Seth Copeland Payne (born February 12, 1975) is a National Football League defensive tackle free agent. ... Harry James Sharper, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kailee Wong (born May 23, 1976 in Eugene, Oregon) is a NFL linebacker. ... Ryan Young (b. ...

Coaches of note

Head coaches

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Name Nat From To Record Titles
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Dom Capers Flag of the United States January 21, 2001 January 2, 2006 18 46 0 0
Gary Kubiak Flag of the United States January 26, 2006 Present 11 15 0 0

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Current staff

Houston Texans staff
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Front Office
  • Founder/Chairman/CEO - Robert C. McNair
  • Vice Chairman - Philip Burguières
  • President - Jamey Rootes
  • General Manager - Rick Smith
  • Director of Football Operations - Lloyd Richards

Head Coaches Robert C. McNair (born 1937 in Tampa, Florida) is an American businessman and the owner of the National Football League team, the Houston Texans in Houston, Texas and Thoroughbred horse racings Stonerside Stable in Paris, Kentucky. ...

Offensive Coaches Gary Wayne Kubiak (August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas) has been the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League since January 26, 2006. ... Michael Francis Sherman (born December 19, 1954 in Norwood, Massachusetts) is the head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies football team. ...

  • Quarterbacks - Kyle Shanahan
  • Running Backs - Chick Harris
  • Wide Receivers - Larry Kirksey
  • Tight Ends - Brian Pariani
  • Offensive Line - John Benton
  • Assistant Offensive Line - Frank Pollack
  • Offensive Assistant - Tim Bender
  • Offensive Assistant - Mike McDaniel
 

Defensive Coaches Kyle Shanahan is the current wide receivers coach for the NFLs Houston Texans. ... John Levene as Sergeant Benton. ... Frank Lillie Pollack, (1876–1957) was an early American science fiction writer and author of the short story Finis, published in the June 1906 issue of The Argosy magazine, anthologized several times, and available online. ...

  • Defensive Coordinator - Richard Smith
  • Defensive Line - Jethro Franklin
  • Linebackers - Johnny Holland
  • Defensive Backs - Jon Hoke
  • Assistant Defensive Backs - Martin Bayless
  • Senior Defensive Assistant - Frank Bush
  • Defensive Assistant - Perry Carter
  • Defensive Assistant - Richard Hightower
  • Defensive Assistant - Robert Saleh

Special Teams Coaches Richard Smith is the current defensive coordinator for the NFLs Houston Texans. ... Jethro Franklin (born October 25, 1960 in St. ... Johnny Holland is a former NFL football player and Current NFL linebackers coach. ... Martin Ashley Bayless (born October 11, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio) was a safety who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. ...

Strength and Conditioning Joe Marciano is the current special teams coach for the NFLs Houston Texans. ...

  • Strength and Conditioning - Dan Riley
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Ray Wright
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Virgil Campbell
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Everett Coleman


Coaching Staff
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Trivia

  • The Texans are just the second expansion team since 1960 to win their very first NFL regular season contest. The Texans defeated the Dallas Cowboys on September 8, 2002 by a score of 19-10. The only other expansion team to win its very first NFL regular season contest was the Minnesota Vikings, who defeated the Chicago Bears on Opening Day 1961 by a score of 37-13.
  • Billy Miller scored the first points in franchise history with a touchdown catch on the team's third play from scrimmage against the Dallas Cowboys.
  • The Texans became the first expansion team in NFL history to win their first two opening day games when they defeated the Miami Dolphins to open the 2003 season.
  • Only 6 players remain from the 2002 inaugural season: OL Chester Pitts, OL Fred Weary, OL Steve McKinney, DB Demarcus Faggins, DB Jason Simmons, and K Kris Brown.
  • The Texans are the only team in the NFL to never win a divisional championship nor finish better than 3rd place in division.
  • As of the 2006 NFL season, Houston is the only NFL team with all three of the following distinctions: they have yet to post a winning season, they have yet to play in a regular-season Monday Night Football game, and have yet to make their first playoff appearance. The Texans are also one of six franchises, along with the New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions to have never played in a Super Bowl.
  • The Houston Texans are the sixth professional football team to adopt the nickname "Texans." The first was the Dallas Texans, who after one season became the last NFL team to fold in 1952. The second was the American Football League Dallas Texans, who played in three AFL seasons starting with the league's inaugural season in 1960 before becoming the Kansas City Chiefs. The third was also named the Houston Texans, playing in the World Football League and moving to Shreveport before the league folded in 1974. A fourth incarnation of the Dallas Texans played four seasons in the Arena Football League before disbanding in 1993. Finally, one of the Canadian Football League's U.S. teams, the Sacramento Gold Miners moved to San Antonio where they played one season as the San Antonio Texans before disbanding in 1995. Other possible nicknames considered for the new Houston franchise were Stallions, Bobcats, Wildcatters, and Apollos.
  • The Texans hold the record for the fewest yards gained by a winning team in NFL history (47). The record was set on December 8, 2002 when the Texans defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-6 despite being outgained 422-47 in total yards.
  • David Carr holds the dubious title as the most sacked quarterback in a single season. In 2002, he was sacked 76 times, but still managed to take every snap for the team that season. (The 1986 Eagles hold the NFL record for most sacks permitted by a team in one season with 104, but that was when the Eagles benched Ron Jaworski in favor of Randall Cunningham.)
  • David Carr tied an NFL record with 22 consecutive completions in a 2006 game against Buffalo at Reliant Stadium. He is tied with Mark Brunell who completed 22 consecutive passes on the same field against the Texans just a few weeks earlier.
  • At the 2002 Pro Bowl, The Texans tied the 1961 Vikings for the most players selected (2) from an expansion team and become the first expansion club to be represented at the Pro Bowl since the New Orleans Saints in 1967, when all teams were required to have at least one player selected. The two representatives for the Texans that year were cornerback Aaron Glenn and defensive end Gary Walker.
  • The Texans' first-round pick in 2007, Amobi Okoye, is the youngest player ever selected in the history of the NFL Draft. Okoye did not turn 20 until June 10, 2007.

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Jason Simmons (born March 30, 1976 in Inglewood, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Houston Texans. ... Kris Brown (born December 23, 1976, in Irving, Texas) is an American football placekicker for the Houston Texans in the National Football League. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... MNF redirects here. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... 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Radio and television

As of 2007, the Texans' flagship radio stations were KILT SportsRadio 610AM and KILT 100.3FM. The AM station has an all-sports format, while the FM station plays contemporary country music. Both are owned by CBS Radio. Marc Vandermeer is the play-by-play announcer. Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware provides color commentary, and SportsRadio 610 host Rich Lord serves as a sideline reporter. Preseason games are telecast by KTRK, an ABC owned and operated station. Joel Meyers calls the games on TV, with former Oilers running back Spencer Tillman providing color commentary. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... KILT is located in the Houston, Texas area and broadcasts at 610 AM. External links KILT Category: ... 100. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Andre Ware (born July 31, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas) won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Houston and was later drafted #7 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ... KTRK TV is a television station in Houston, Texas, affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company network. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Joel Meyers is an American sportscaster and current play-by-play announcer of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Spencer Tillman (born April 21, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers. ...


Spanish language radio broadcasts of the team's games are aired on KLAT La Tremenda 1010AM. KLAT (branded as La Tremenda 1010) AM is a Spanish language news-talk radio station in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. ...


Notes and references

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