Houston Texans

Team history

Houston Texans

The Texans were founded in 1999. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.  The team replaced the city’s previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers, who played from 1960 to 1996 before moving to Nashville and eventually becoming the Tennessee Titans.

 

Stadium:

The Texans were founded in 1999. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.  The team replaced the city’s previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers, who played from 1960 to 1996 before moving to Nashville and eventually becoming the Tennessee Titans.

 

Coaches:

Dom Capers

2002 – 2005

Gary Kubiak

2006 – 2013

Wade Phillips

2013

Bill O'Brien

2014 – 2020

Romeo Crennel

2020

David Culley

2021

Lovie Smith

2022 – present

2022 Coaching Staff:

Head coach – Lovie Smith

Offensive coordinator – Pep Hamilton

Running backs – Danny Barrett

Wide receivers/pass game coordinator – Ben McDaniels

Tight ends – Tim Berbenich

Offensive line – George Warhop

Assistant offensive line – Hal Hunter

Offensive assistant – DeNarius McGhee

Offensive assistant – Robbie Picazo

Offensive assistant/quarterbacks – Ted White

 Defensive line – Jacques Cesaire

Assistant defensive line – Kenyon Jackson

Linebackers – Miles Smith

Cornerbacks – Dino Vasso

Safeties – Joe Danna

Defensive assistant – Ben Bolling

Defensive assistant/nickels – Ilir Emini

Defensive assistant – Dele Harding

Special teams coordinator – Frank Ross

Assistant special teams – Sean Baker

Special assistant to the head coach for football performance – Tobijah Hughley

Ownership:

Majority owner: Janice McNair, 85

Minority owners: Cal McNair, 60

Source of wealth: Janice McNair, widow of Robert (Bob) McNair, inherited her late husband’s 80% stake in the NFL’s Houston Texans; he died in 2018.

Net worth: $4.2 billion (Forbes)

Residence: Houston, Texas

When purchased team and for how much: McNair then decided to join the football project and founded Houston NFL Holdings with partner Steve Patterson. With Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. On October 6, 1999, the NFL awarded the 32nd team to Houston at a cost of $700 million.

Franchise valuation: $3.7 billion (Forbes)

2021 revenue/rank: $397 million/13th (Forbes)

Owns stadium (how much invested): No.

Ownership philosophy: Janice McNair stays mainly in the background and lets his son Cal McNair the chairman of the Houston Texans, run the day-to-day operations.

Players

Mario Addison

Position: DLl
Experience: 12 yearsl
Height: 6-3l
Age: 34l
Weight: 260 lbsl
College: Troyl

Kyle Allen

Position: QB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 26
Weight: 210 lbs
College: Houston

Grayland Arnold

Position: DB
Experience: 3 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 24
Weight: 187 lbs
College: Baylor

Antony Auclair

Position: TE
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 29
Weight: 256 lbs
College: Laval

Ross Blacklock

Position: DL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 24
Weight: 290 lbs
College: TCU

Thomas Booker

Position: DL
Experience: R
Height: 6-3
Age: 22
Weight: 301 lbs
College: Stanford

Justin Britt

Position: OL
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 31
Weight: 315 lbs
College: Missouri

Terrence Brooks

Position: DB
Experience: 9 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 30
Weight: 205 lbs
College: Florida State

Pharaoh Brown

Position: TE
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 28
Weight: 258 lbs
College: Oregon

Rex Burkhead

Position: RB
Experience: 10 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 32
Weight: 215 lbs
College: Nebraska

Jalen Camp

Position: WR
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-2
Age: 24
Weight: 220 lbs
College: Georgia Tech

A.J. Cann

Position: OL
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 30
Weight: 320 lbs
College: South Carolina

Blake Cashman

Position: LB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 26
Weight: 237 lbs
College: Minnesota

Maliek Collins

Position: DL
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 27
Weight: 310 lbs
College: Nebraska

Nico Collins

Position: WR
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 23
Weight: 215 lbs
College: Michigan

Chris Conley

Position: WR
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 29
Weight: 205 lbs
College: Georgia

Brandin Cooks

Position: WR
Experience: 9 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 28
Weight: 183 lbs
College: Oregon State

Myron Cunningham

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-6
Age: 24
Weight: 325 lbs
College: Arkansas

Tae Davis

Position: LB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 26
Weight: 224 lbs
College: Chattanooga

Austin Deculus

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 23
Weight: 321 lbs
College: LSU

Phillip Dorsett

Position: WR
Experience: 8 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 29
Weight: 192 lbs
College: Miami

Jeff Driskel

Position: QB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 29
Weight: 235 lbs
College: Louisiana Tech

Michael Dwumfour

Position: DL
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-1
Age: 24
Weight: 296 lbs
College: Rutgers

Drew Estrada

Position: WR
Experience: R
Height: 6-0
Age: 25
Weight: 196 lbs
College: Baylor

Ka'imi Fairbairn

Position: K
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 28
Weight: 183 lbs
College: UCLA

Jacobi Francis

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 5-11
Age: 23
Weight: 193 lbs
College: Memphis

Royce Freeman

Position: RB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 26
Weight: 238 lbs
College: Oregon

Kenyon Green

Position: OL
Experience: R
Height: 6-4
Age: 21
Weight: 323 lbs
College: Texas A&M

Rasheem Green

Position: DL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 25
Weight: 279 lbs
College: USC

Seth Green

Position: TE
Experience: R
Height: 6-4
Age: 24
Weight: 240 lbs
College: Houston

Jonathan Greenard

Position: DL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 25
Weight: 263 lbs
College: Florida

Kamu Grugier-Hill

Position: LB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 28
Weight: 230 lbs
College: Eastern Illinois

Troy Hairston

Position: LBi
Experience: Ri
Height: 5-11i
Age: 23i
Weight: 245 lbsi
College: Central Michigani

Jake Hansen

Position: LB
Experience: R
Height: 6-1
Age: 24
Weight: 235 lbs
College: Illinois

Christian Harris

Position: LB
Height: 6-1
Age: 21
Weight: 226 lbs
College: Alabama

Demone Harris

Position: DL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 26
Weight: 272 lbs
College: Buffalo

Charlie Heck

Position: OL
Experience: 3 years
Height: 6-8
Age: 25
Weight: 311 lbs
College: North Carolina

Neville Hewitt

Position: LB
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 29
Weight: 234 lbs
College: Marshall

Kurt Hinish

Position: DL
Experience: R
Height: 6-2
Age: 23
Weight: 300 lbs
College: Notre Dame

Tytus Howard

Position: OL
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 26
Weight: 322 lbs
College: Alabama State

Jerry Hughes

Position: DL
Experience: 13 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 34
Weight: 254 lbs
College: TCU

Andy Janovich

Position: FB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 29
Weight: 238 lbs
College: Nebraska

Johnny Johnson III

Position: WR
Experience: R
Height: 6-1
Age: 23
Weight: 199 lbs
College: Oregon

Cameron Johnston

Position: P
Experience: 5 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 30
Weight: 194 lbs
College: Ohio State

Brevin Jordan

Position: TE
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 22
Weight: 245 lbs
College: Miami (Fla.)

Desmond King

Position: D
Experience: 6 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 27
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Iowa

Christian Kirksey

Position: LB
Experience: 9 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 29
Weight: 235 lbs
College: Iowa

Roy Lopez

Position: D
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 25
Weight: 318 lbs
College: Arizona

Marlon Mack

Position: RB
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 26
Weight: 212 lbs
College: University of South Florida

Tristin McCollum

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 6-3
Age: 23
Weight: 195 lbs
College: Sam Houston State

Justin McCray

Position: OL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 30
Weight: 315 lbs
College: Central Florida

Davis Mills

Position: QB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-4
Age: 23
Weight: 225 lbs
College: Stanford

Chris Moore

Position: WR
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 29
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Cincinnati

Fabian Moreau

Position: DB
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 28
Weight: 204 lbs
College: UCLA

Jimmy Morrissey

Position: OL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 24
Weight: 303 lbs
College: Pittsburgh

Eric Murray

Position: DB
Experience: 7 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 28
Weight: 199 lbs
College: Minnesota

Steven Nelson

Position: DB
Experience: 8 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 29
Weight: 194 lbs
College: Oregon State

Adedayo Odeleye

Position: D
Experience: R
Height: 6-5
Age: 24
Weight: 271 lbs
College: Loughborough

Cedric Ogbuehi

Position: O
Experience: 8 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 30
Weight: 308 lbs
College: Texas A&M

Dare Ogunbowale

Position: RB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 28
Weight: 205 lbs
College: Wisconsin

Obo Okoronkwo

Position: DL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 27
Weight: 253 lbs
College: Oklahoma

Jonathan Owens

Position: DB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 27
Weight: 210 lbs
College: Missouri Western State

Dameon Pierce

Position: RB
Experience: R
Height: 5-10
Age: 22
Weight: 218 lbs
College: Florida

Kevin Pierre-Louis

Position: LB
Experience: 9 years
Height: 6-0
Age: 30
Weight: 231 lbs
College: Boston College

Jalen Pitre

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 5-11
Age: 23
Weight: 198 lbs
College: Baylor

Paul Quessenberry

Position: FB
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-2
Age: 30
Weight: 250 lbs
College: Navy

Darnell Savage

Position: S
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 25
Weight: 198 lbs
College: Maryland

Scott Quessenberry

Position: OL
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-3
Age: 27
Weight: 310 lbs
College: UCLA

Teagan Quitoriano

Position: TE
Experience: R
Height: 6-6
Age: 22
Weight: 258 lbs
College: Oregon State

Jalen Reeves-Maybin

Position: LB
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 27
Weight: 230 lbs
College: Tennessee

Derek Rivers

Position: DL
Experience: 6 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 28
Weight: 250 lbs
College: Youngstown State

Chester Rogers

Position: WRe
Experience: 6 yearse
Height: 6-0e
Age: 28e
Weight: 184 lbse
College: Grambling State

Max Scharping

Position: OL
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-6
Age: 26
Weight: 327 lbs
College: Northern Illinois

Mason Schreck

Position: TE
Experience: 4 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 28
Weight: 252 lbs
College: Buffalo

Kendall Sheffield

Position: DB
Experience: 4 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 26
Weight: 212 lbs
College: Ohio State

Tremon Smith

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 26
Weight: 190 lbs
College: Central Arkansas

Jordan Steckler

Position: OL
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-5
Age: 26
Weight: 305 lbs
College: Northern Illinois

M.J. Stewart

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 5-11
Age: 26
Weight: 200 lbs
College: North Carolina

Derek Stingley Jr.

Position: DB
Experience: R
Height: 6-0
Age: 21
Weight: 195 lbs
College: LSU

Tavierre Thomas

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 26
Weight: 205 lbs
College: Ferris State

Laremy Tunsil

Position: OL
Experience: 7 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 28
Weight: 313 lbs
College: Mississippi

Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms

Position: OL
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-5
Age: 24
Weight: 330 lbs
College: Missouri

Garret Wallow

Position: LB
Experience: 2 years
Height: 6-2
Age: 23
Weight: 230 lbs
College: TCU

Connor Wedington

Position: WR
Experience: 1 year
Height: 6-0
Age: 23
Weight: 197 lbs
College: Stanford

Jon Weeks

Position: LS
Experience: 13 years
Height: 5-10
Age: 36
Weight: 242 lbs
College: Baylor

Isaac Yiadom

Position: DB
Experience: 5 years
Height: 6-1
Age: 26
Weight: 188 lbs
College: Boston College

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