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Date               Opponent          Time (CST)
Sat., Aug. 14      at Arizona          7:00 p.m.                 (0-0)                                (0-0)
Sat., Aug. 21      at New Orleans      7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 28      Dallas              7:05 p.m.   Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thurs., Sept. 2    Tampa Bay           7:05 p.m.   Time: 7:00 p.m CT
                                                   Site: University of Phoenix Stadium
                  REGULAR SEASON                   Capacity: 65,000
                                                   Surface: Grass
Date               Opponent                Time    All-Time Series: Series tied at 1-1
Sun., Sept. 12     Indianapolis           Noon     All-Time Preseason Series: Texans lead, 1-0
Sun., Sept. 19     at Washington       3:15 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26     Dallas                 Noon     Television: KTRK-TV ABC 13
Sun., Oct. 3       at Oakland          3:05 p.m.               Joel Meyers (play-by-play)
Sun., Oct. 10      N.Y. Giants            Noon                 Spencer Tillman (color analyst)
Sun., Oct. 17      Kansas City            Noon                 Bob Allen (sideline)
Sun., Oct. 24      BYE
Mon., Nov. 1       at Indianapolis     7:30 p.m.   Radio:       KILT 610-AM and 100.3 FM
Sun., Nov. 7       San Diego              Noon                  Marc Vandermeer (play-by-play)
Sun., Nov. 14      at Jacksonville        Noon                  Andre Ware (color analyst)
Sun., Nov. 21      at N.Y. Jets*          Noon                  Rich Lord (sideline)
Sun., Nov. 28      Tennessee              Noon
Thurs., Dec. 2     at Philadelphia     7:20 p.m.                KLAT 1010 AM
Mon., Dec. 13      Baltimore           7:30 p.m.                Rolando Becerra (play-by-play)
Sun., Dec. 19      at Tennessee*          Noon                  Enrique Vasquez (color analyst)
Sun., Dec. 26      at Denver*          3:05 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 2       Jacksonville*          Noon        The Houston Texans open the 2010 preseason against the Ari-
                                                   zona Cardinals on Saturday, August 14 at University of Phoenix Sta-
Bold indicates home games.                         dium. It will mark the second meeting between the two teams in
* indicates kickoff times can change to 3:00 or    preseason play, with the Texans winning the first meeting, 33-20, at
7:00 due to flexible scheduling.                   Arizona on August 18, 2007.
                                                      The trip to the “dry heat” of the Arizona desert will give the Tex-
                                                   ans a reprieve from what the Weather Channel deemed the NFL’s
                                                   hottest training camp, whether or not the roof of University of Phoe-
         TEXANS PR CONTACTS                        nix Stadium is open. Temperatures in Houston have routinely been
                                                   in the 90s with the heat index approaching 110 degrees at times
Kevin Cooper                 (832) 667-2035        during training camp. The Texans have been practicing outside for
kcooper@houstontexans.com                          all their morning practices and moving inside the Methodist Train-
Zac Emmons                   (832) 667-2220        ing Center practice bubble for their afternoon practices.
zemmons@houstontexans.com                             Houston is 4-4 all-time in preseason openers, and has won three
Charles Hampton              (832) 667-2282        of its last four preseason openers.
charles.hampton@houstontexans.com                     The Texans will travel to Louisiana for three joint practices with
Evan Koch                    (832) 667-2050        the New Orleans Saints preceding an August 21 matchup in the
evan.koch@houstontexans.com                        Louisiana Superdome. Houston returns to Reliant Stadium for the
Deon Reynolds                (832) 667-2241        remainder of the preseason, playing host to intra-state rival Dallas
deon.reynolds@houstontexans.com                    on August 28 and Tampa Bay on September 2.




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Texans Schedule/Game Information ................................... 1                              JOHNSON SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION
2010 Training Camp Schedule............................................... 2                 Houston Texans agreed to a contract extension with WR
Training Camp Wire .............................................................2-3        Andre Johnson on August 5. Johnson (6-3, 228) is the fran-
Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak ......................................... 4                  chise’s all-time leading receiver with 587 receptions for
Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt ............................. 4                        7,948 yards and 42 touchdowns in his seven-year career.
Texans Coaching Staff ........................................................... 5        He has led the team in receiving yards every year since
Texans General Manager Rick Smith .................................. 5                     being the Texans first-round draft selection in 2003 (third
Arizona Cardinals Game Preview......................................... 6                  overall).
Texans-Cardinals Connections............................................. 6                  “Andre is an outstanding teammate, and he is a man
Texans Preseason Records .................................................. 7
                                                                                           of his word,” said Texans owner Bob McNair. “He does
2010 Texans Notes .............................................................8-10
2009 Texans Notes ...........................................................11-15         what he says he will do and I think it’s a great example
Gary Kubiak Notes ...........................................................16-17         for the rest of our players. At the same time, it shows that
Offensive Notes ................................................................18-27      he’s someone who really does his job and performs ex-
Defensive Notes ...............................................................28-35       ceptionally well, and that’s going to be recognized by this
Special Teams Notes ......................................................36-37            organization.”
2010 Draft Recap ................................................................... 38      In 2009, Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,569
2009 Statistics ...................................................................39-40   yards on 101 receptions and had a career-high nine touch-
Training Camp Guidelines/Media Information ............41-42                               downs. He joined future Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the
Rosters and Depth Chart.................................................43-47              only receivers to lead the NFL in receiving yards in back-
                                                                                           to-back seasons after posting a career-high 1,575 yards in
                                                                                           2008. Johnson joined former Indianapolis WR Marvin Har-
                                                                                           rison as the only receivers in NFL history to surpass 1,500
                                                                                           yards in consecutive seasons.
REMAINING 2010 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
                                                                                             Johnson has played in four Pro Bowls (2005, 2007, 2009-
                                                                                           10) and started for the AFC squad in three of those games.
                                                                                           He earned first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors fol-
                                                                                           lowing the past two seasons and has been voted the NFL
                                                                                           Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year and team MVP three
                                                                                           times (2006, 2008-09).

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                                                                                            Veteran placekickers, incumbent Kris Brown, and former
                                                                                           Arizona Cardinal Neil Rackers, are battling for the 2010
Day         Date                Morning          Afternoon/Night                           kicking duties in training camp. It is perhaps the tightest
Tues.       August 10           8:00-10:00 a.m.  2:45-3:35 p.m.                            position battle camp.
Wed.        August 11           8:00-10:00 a.m.  3:00-4:30 p.m.                             “I think it’s going to be nip and tuck the whole way,” said
Thurs.      August 12           8:00-10:00 a.m.  2:45-3:35 p.m.                            Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. “They will both handle
Fri.        August 13           8:00-10:00 a.m.  Travel to Arizona                         themselves well and kick well and make it tough on us to
Sat.        August 14                Game at Arizona                                       make a decision.”

Sun.        August 15                 Players Day Off                                                    SUPER MARIO DOWN BUT NOT OUT
Mon.        August 16                             1:30-3:00 p.m.                             Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams has been sidelined at train-
Tues.       August 17           8:00-10:00 a.m.   Travel to N.O.                           ing camp for most of the first week with a hip flexor in-
Wed.        August 18           vs. N.O. TBA      vs. N.O. TBA                             jury and could be held out of more action as a precaution.
Thurs.      August 19           vs. N.O. TBA      Practice TBA                             Williams has never missed an NFL game and head coach
Fri.        August 20           Practice TBA                                               Gary Kubiak would like to keep it that way for 2010.
Sat.        August 21              Game at New Orleans                                       “(Williams) had a problem with it in the past and he’s al-
                                                                                           ways been able to work through it with his rehab and it just
Sun. August 22             Players Day Off                                                 kind of swelled up on him,” Kubiak said. “We are going to
Mon. August 23                          1:30-3:00 p.m.                                     get it right before we proceed forward. We are just taking
**-All practice times subject to change                                                    a little bit more precaution more than anything.”
***-Player interviews will take place on the field after                                     DE Connor Barwin has stepped in to take reps with the
each practice.                                                                             first team defense in Williams absence.


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           PLENTY OF OPTIONS AT RUNNING BACK                     with his intensity and hard play in practice.
  Not many teams have a 1,000-yard rusher at No. 2 on the          “I think he’s a confident football player,” head coach
depth chart, but the Texans do, thanks to the strong play of     Gary Kubiak said of Pollard. “He’s got a lot of confidence
RB Arian Foster at the end of last season. A now-healthy         in himself. He loves to compete. That’s what the game’s
Steve Slaton, who rushed for 1,282 yards as a rookie in          about. Everybody has his own way of going about it and
2008, seems to have recovered from the injury that ham-          he has his.”
pered his play in 2009 and is pushing Foster for the No. 1         “It’s not about becoming that guy,” Pollard said. “I’m just
spot. Add in second-round pick Ben Tate and solid play           a piece of the puzzle. I’m a voice that’s going to be heard,
from Chris Henry and Jeremiah Johnson, and the running           I’m not trying to step on anybody’s toes. The game of foot-
back rotation has suddenly become one of the more in-            ball, the way I play the game of football, I play hard. I want
triguing position battles in camp.                               to go out here and show my teammates that (No.) 31 is
  “It’s a great competition,” head coach Gary Kubiak said.       going to play hard, 31 is going to have your back no matter
“It’s not like we have a 10-year vet and a few young guys        what. The other 10 guys, they understand that, we’re all
out here trying to make the team. We have five guys that         going after one goal.”
are pretty much the same guy. One of them has had some
success in this league and is trying to come back from an                                 TWO THINGS
injury last year. It is so competitive; it’s fun to watch them     The Texans running game and overall defensive play
compete. It will be interesting. That position will help us in   were earmarked as areas of improvement heading into
special teams more than anything.”                               2010. With another year of experience for the defense and
                                                                 the addition of new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison,
         OD CONTINUES ON PATH TO RECOVERY                        those processes are well underway.
  The Houston Texans lost Pro Bowl TE Owen Daniels to              “There’s two things that jump at me right now,” head
a season-ending knee injury in a Week 8 win at Buffalo           coach Gary Kubiak said. “I like the way we’re running the
in 2009. Daniels was on pace for a career year, with 40          ball on offense. I like some of the things that we’re doing.
catches for 519 yards and five touchdowns through eight          (offensive line coach) John Benton and Rick Dennison are
games. In four seasons, he has caught 207 passes for             doing some of the things that we added. I like the fact that
2,501 yards and 15 touchdowns.                                   we’ve got a few backs that make some big plays. The big-
  Daniels was placed on the active PUP list at the start of      gest thing, and you’ll probably see every day, is to see that
training camp but has continued to rehab his knee. “The          the defense is so much improved every day. They’re mak-
whole plan all along was just to be ready for Week One,”         ing plays every day. There’s no highs and lows. They’re
Daniels said of his recovery. “We’re still taking it kind of     very consistent at what they’re doing and that’s very
week-to-week listening to the doctor. I’m going to see him       pleasing.”
here in probably the next week or two and if he gives me
the go-ahead, then we’re good to go.”                                              SERIOUSLY, IT’S HOT
                                                                  You have to feel the Houston heat to fully appreciate it.
            MR. JACKSON, MEET MR. JOHNSON                        The training camp temperatures keep the mercury high
  Head Coach Gary Kubiak hasn’t been shy about the               and put the Texans at the top of the Weather Channel’s
expectations set forth of rookie first-round draft pick CB       10 Hottest NFL Training Camps based on average August
Kareem Jackson. Jackson has been practicing with the             temperatures, high temperatures, and number of 90-de-
first team and has been intentionally matched up against         gree days at each NFL training camp site since 1971.
All-Pro WR Andre Johnson in practice.
  “We’re trying to get Kareem ready for opening day,”                              PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Kubiak said. “He’s probably going to line up against three         There is a noticeable buzz around the Texans this year
good players. You don’t want to protect him, you want to         and it has shown in fan attendance at the 2010 Training
just kind of throw him to the wolves, so to speak, and he’s      Camp presented by Comcast. The fan attendance record
getting Andre every day. So we just want him to under-           has been broken twice this training camp. On Thursday,
stand who he’s working against and how great of a player         August 5, 5,056 fans attended the team’s only night prac-
he is so there is no false impression there. He knows ex-        tice. Two days later, on Saturday morning, August 7, the
actly where he’s at everyday and he’s doing a good job.”         record was set again when 5,182 fans showed up to watch
                                                                 the Texans practice.
                 AN EMERGING LEADER                                Playing to capacity crowds is all the Texans have known,
 SS Bernard Pollard made a noticeable difference on de-          having sold out all 80 preseason and regular season home
fense when he joined the team four games into last sea-          games in franchise history.
son, after which the Texans ranked among the league’s
best defenses in games he started. Always vocal, Pollard
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  Gary Kubiak is the winningest head coach in Texans his-           Ken Whisenhunt was named head coach of the Arizona
tory with 31 career victories in four years, including the        Cardinals on January 14, 2007. He came to Arizona with 10
three best seasons in team history over the last three            years of experience as an NFL assistant coach and also
years. One of Kubiak’s primary goals upon arriving in             played nine seasons in the league as a tight end/H-Back.
Houston was to create a home field advantage at Reliant             After three years of success, playoff berths in 2008-09,
Stadium, and he has                  GARY KUBIAK                  including the team’s              KEN WHISENHUNT
made great strides in 2006-10 Head Coach                          first-ever trips to the 2007-10 Head Coach
that direction.       The            Houston Texans               Super Bowl and NFC                  Arizona Cardinals
Texans have posted 2003-05 Offensive Coordinator                  Championship Game, 2004-06 Offensive Coordinator
a 20-12 home record                  Denver Broncos               Whisenhunt was re-                  Pittsburgh Steelers
since 2006.               1995-2002 Offensive Coordinator/QBs     warded with an exten- 2001-03 Tight Ends
  Kubiak guided the                  Denver Broncos               sion last February that             Pittsburgh Steelers
Texans to a 9-7 record    1994       Quarterbacks                 keeps him under con-       2000     Tight Ends
in 2009, highlighted                 San Francisco 49ers          tract through 2013 with             New York Jets
by a season-ending 1992-93 Running Backs                          a team option for 2014. 1999        Special Teams
                                     Texas A&M                                                        Cleveland Browns
four-game win streak                                                He is the first coach in
                                                                                             1997-98 Tight Ends
to capture the franchise’s first winning season. Houston          franchise history with              Baltimore Ravens
narrowly missed its first-ever playoff berth, losing a tie-       a .500 record or better 1995-96 Special Teams/Tight Ends
breaker for the final spot on the last day of the season.         in each of his first three          Vanderbilt
The 2009 Texans set franchise records for total offense,          seasons (8-8 in 2007;
scoring offense, total defense and scoring defense. A             9-7 in 2008; 10-6 in 2009). The Cardinals are one of just two
franchise-record five players earned trips to the Pro Bowl,       NFL teams (Minnesota) to improve its win total each of the
led by Pro Bowl MVP Matt Schaub.                                  last three seasons.
  The 2008 Texans matched their record from the year be-            Whisenhunt’s 31-23 overall record in the regular and post
fore, going 8-8 for a second straight year despite an 0-4         season,through three years has him in fourth place on the
start in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, which devastated         franchise career wins list and his 4-2 postseason record is
much of Houston and southeast Texas. Houston became               among the leagueleaders in winning percentage.
just the tenth team in NFL history to start a year 0-4 and fin-     Arizona’s 8-8 record in Whisenhunt’s first season (2007)
ish with a record at or above .500. Houston was one of 11         was its best since going 9-7 in 1998. In 2008, Arizona se-
teams to go 8-4 or better over the last 12 games; and nine        cured the franchise’s first postseason appearance since
of those teams were in the playoffs. The offense enjoyed          ‘98 with a 9-7 mark, first division crown since ’75 and first
its most productive season to date, ranking third in the NFL      home playoff game since 1947. It ended with the fran-
and setting a franchise record with 6,113 total yards.            chise’s first-ever conference title and Super Bowl ap-
  Year two for Kubiak saw the team achieve the best re-           pearance.
cord in franchise history, finishing 8-8. The Texans won            The ’09 Cardinals won 10 regular season games for the
three of their last four and five of their last seven to finish   first time since 1976 with six of those wins coming on the
the season at .500. In addition, the Texans set a team mark       road, the most since 1963. They also became just the 3rd
with a 6-2 record at Reliant Stadium in 2007.                     NFL team since 1999 to return to the postseason after fin-
  In his rookie season, Kubiak tripled the team’s win total       ishing as the Super Bowl runner-up the previous season.
of the previous year, guiding the club to a 6-10 record. The
six victories included wins in three of the last five games
of the season and the franchise’s first ever win against                     HEAD COACH COMPARISON
Indianapolis. All six wins came versus AFC opponents, giv-
ing the Texans their most wins against conference foes in         Gary Kubiak                             Ken Whisenhunt
team annals.                                                         31-33        Reg. Season Record           27-21
                                                                      0-0            Playoff Record              4-2
                                                                       5        Years as NFL head coach           4
                                                                       5       Years as team’s head coach         4
                                                                      0-1         Career Head-to-Head            1-0
                                                                      0-1     Career vs. Team (Reg. season)      1-0
                                                                      9-7          Preseason Record             2-10

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Frank Bush               Defensive Coordinator
Rick Dennison            Offensive Coordinator
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Joe Marciano             Special Teams Coordinator
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Ray Rhodes               Senior Defensive Assistant
John Benton              Offensive Line
Perry Carter             Assistant Defensive Backs              Rick Smith enters his fifth season as Texans general
David Gibbs              Defensive Backs                      manager after being named to the post on June 5, 2006.
Chick Harris             Running Backs                        The Texans have accumulated 31 wins since then, giving
Johnny Holland           Linebackers                          him the most wins for a general manager in Texans his-
Larry Kirksey            Wide Receivers                       tory. The Texans have gotten better every season with
Greg Knapp               Quarterbacks                         Smith at the helm and              RICK SMITH
Bill Kollar              Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line      posted their first win-
Marc Lubick              Offensive Assistant                  ning season in 2009, 2006-10 General Manager
Bruce Matthews           Offensive Assistant                  going 9-7. Smith has              Houston Texans
                                                              built a team that has    2006     Assistant General Manager
Brian Pariani            Tight Ends
                                                                                                Denver Broncos
Frank Pollack            Assistant Offensive Line             battled throughout the
                                                                                       2000-05 Director of Pro Personnel
Robert Saleh             Assistant Linebackers                year as evidenced by              Denver Broncos
Matt Schiotz             Assistant Strength & Conditioning    a combined 14-6 re- 1996-99 Defensive Assistant
Cedric Smith             Strength & Conditioning              cord in the final month           Denver Broncos
                                                              of the season over the
                                                              last four years. That record ranks fourth in the NFL and
         OFFENSIVE OFFSEASON HIRES                            tops among teams in the AFC South. Houston had an NFL-
                                                              worst .211 winning percentage in the last month of the
  The Houston Texans made three additions to the offen-       season before his arrival.
sive coaching staff in the offseason: Offensive Coordina-       Smith has assembled a front office staff that has the
tor Rick Dennison, Quarterbacks Coach Greg Knapp and          Texans pointed toward sustained success in the NFL and
Offensive Assistant Marc Lubick.                              has established himself as a prominent voice around the
  The 51-year-old Dennison is entering his 16th season in     league in his four years at the helm with the Texans. He
the NFL as a coach and his 25th year in the league overall.   was appointed to the NFL’s prestigious eight-man Compe-
Dennison has spent 24 years with the Denver Broncos,          tition Committee by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on
first as a player from 1982-90 and then as a coach from       December 5, 2008 and was honored with the Tank Younger
1995-09, before being named the Texans’ offensive coor-       Award in 2008, presented annually by the Fritz Pollard Al-
dinator on January 11, 2010.                                  liance for outstanding work in an NFL front office. Smith
  Dennison served as offensive coordinator in Denver from     was also an original member of the General Managers Ad-
2006-08 after his predecessor, Gary Kubiak, left Denver to    visory Committee that provides advice and other feedback
become the head coach of the Texans. He coached the           to the NFL Football Operations department on the integrity
Broncos offensive line from 2001-05 and resumed that role     of the game, expansion of technology and other ways to
in 2009. He also coached Denver’s special teams from          improve the game.
1997-2000 and was an offensive assistant from 1995-96.          Smith’s main philosophy has been to build through the
  Knapp is entering his 16th season in the NFL as a coach,    draft and supplement via free agency. Last season, 13
including the last nine seasons as an offensive coordina-     players who the Texans signed or acquired during Smith’s
tor. Overall, Knapp is entering his 25th year in coaching.    tenure started 10 or more games. In the final win of the
  Knapp coached Texans QB Matt Schaub in Atlanta from         season against the Patriots, 15 of Houston’s 22 starters
2004-06 as the offensive coordinator of the Falcons.          had been with the Texans since his arrival in June 2006.
  Knapp spent last season as the offensive coordinator for      During the 2009 draft, Houston selected eight players,
the Seattle Seahawks and guided an attack that averaged       with four starting at least one game. First-round pick LB
316.8 yards per game, including 218.9 per game through        Brian Cushing was selected to the Pro Bowl and name
the air.                                                      Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. Second-
  Lubick is entering his third season in the NFL as a coach   round pick DE Connor Barwin led all NFL rookie defensive
or scouting assistant. He worked as Colorado State’s tight    ends with 4.5 sacks.
ends coach and recruiting coordinator in 2009. He worked
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    ARIZONA CARDINALS GAME PREVIEW                                    TEXANS-CARDINALS CONNECTIONS
  The Arizona Cardinals enter the 2010 season with the                        TEXANS WITH TIES TO ARIZONA
task of replacing several key players on both sides of           Texans defensive coordinator Frank Bush (assistant head
the ball while trying to earn a playoff berth for the third      coach/linebackers, Arizona Cardinals); running backs
straight year.                                                   coach Chick Harris (player, Northern Arizona University);
  First and foremost, the Cardinals will have a new man          assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack (offensive
under center after Kurt Warner’s retirement following last       line, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix); defensive
season. QB Matt Leinert, who has started 17 games since          backs assistant Perry Carter (DB, Arizona Cardinals); DT
being drafted in the first round by the Cardinals in 2006, is    Tim Bulman, K Neil Rackers and DE Antonio Smith (Arizo-
penciled in as the starter. However, the Cardinals signed        na Cardinals); RB Chris Henry and DT Earl Mitchell (Uni-
proven starter and former Cleveland Browns QB Derek              versity of Arizona); S Troy Nolan (Arizona State) .
Anderson in March. Anderson has started twice as many
games as Leinert and flourished in 2007 with the Browns,                      CARDINALS WITH TIES TO TEXAS
starting 15 games and throwing for 3,787 yards with 29           Cardinals strength and conditioning coach John Lott
touchdowns and 19 interceptions.                                 (strength and conditioning, University of Houston; strength
  While All-Pro WR Larry Fitzgerald remains as one of            and conditioning, attended University of North Texas;
the most dangerous offensive weapons in the NFL, his             Denton; assistant strength and conditioning, University
equally threatening counterpart, WR Anquan Boldin, is            of Texas); tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens (University
now playing for Baltimore. The Cardinals will look to WR         of North Texas); CB Michael Adams (Dallas); DE Kenny
Steve Breaston and WR Early Doucet to pick up the slack.         Iwebema (Arlington); G Herman Johnson (Denton); C Lyle
Doucet came on strong at the end of the 2009 season, with        Sendlein (University of Texas); Alan Faneca (Lamar Con-
20 receptions for for 216 yards in the final four games of       solidated H.S.); Rex Hadnot (University of Houston/Lufkin
the year and his first career start in the playoffs against      H.S.); John Skelton (Burges H.S., El Paso); Daryl Wash-
Green Bay. Breaston already has a 1,000-yard season un-          ington (TCU/Irving H.S.); Mack Washington (Texas State
der his belt (1,006 in 2008).                                    University); Stephen Williams (Marshall H.S.).
  Arizona’s secondary has been hit hard with the loss of
2009 starters CB Bryant McFadden and FS Antrel Rolle.                        PREVIOUS COLLEGE TEAMMATES
McFadden was traded to Pittsburgh and Rolle was re-              Texans LB DeMeco Ryans, DB Kareem Jackson, G An-
leased in March. Third-year CB Greg Toler and veterans           toine Caldwell, Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson and DT
Trumaine McBride, Justin Miller and Michael Adams will           Jeremy Clark (Alabama); Texans RB Ben Tate and Cardi-
all compete for the spot left vacant by McFadden, oppo-          nals G Jonathan Palmer (Auburn); Texans LB Zac Diles
site Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Veteran addition FS            and Cardinals LB Reggie Walker (Kansas State); Texans
Kerry Rhodes will step in to Rolle’s spot alongside phsyical     WR Trindon Holliday, C Brett Helms, Cardinals G Herman
SS Adrian Wilson.                                                Johnson and WR Early Doucet (LSU); Texans DT Amobi
  The Cardinals may have lost long-time starter LB Karlos        Okoye and Cardinals DB Kerry Rhodes (Louisville); Texans
Dansby, but bolstered their pass rush on defense with            C Chris Meyers, WR Andre Johnson, LB Darryl Sharp-
the addition of LB Joey Porter, who had a combined 26.5          ton, T Eric Winston, T Rashad Butler and Cardinals DE
sacks in 2008 and 2009 with the Miami Dolphins. Darnell          Calais Campbell (Miami, Fla.); Texans DE Tim Jamison,
Dockett and Calais Campbell tied for the team lead with          T Adam Stenavich, Cardinals DT Alan Branch, WR Steve
seven sacks a                                                    Breaston, C David Moosman and NT Gabe Watson (Michi-
  On special teams, Arizona will look to K Jay Feely follow-     gan); Texans WR Bobby Williams and Cardinals WR Ed
ing the loss of K Neil Rackers, who signed with the Texans       Gant (North Alabama); Texans LB Kevin Bentley and Car-
as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Feely has        dinals RB Jason Wright (Northwestern); Texans WR Dorin
converted 81.6 percent of his field goal attempts in his 10-     Dickerson and Cardinals LB LaRod Stephens-Howling
year career.                                                     (Pittsburgh); Texans G Chris White and Cardinals G Jer-
                                                                 emy Bridges (Southern Mississippi); Texans DE Pannel
                                                                 Egboh and Cardinals TE Jim Dray (Stanford); Texans RB
                                                                 Arian Foster and Cardinals DT Dan Williams (Tennessee);
           TEXANS-CARDINALS SERIES                               Texans G Kasey Studdard, DT Frank Okam and Cardinals
                                                                 C Lyle Sendlein (Texas); Texans LB Darnell Bing, QB John
  The Texans and Cardinals have met twice in the regular sea-    David Booty, DT Shaun Cody, LB Brian Cushing, Cardinals
son and once in the preseason. Houston won the first-ever        G Deuce Lutui, QB Matt Leinart and TE Dominique Bryd
meeting between the two teams, 30-19 in 2005, and lost at Ari-   (USC); Texans RB Steve Slaton and Cardinals DT Keilen
zona last season, 28-21.                                         Dykes (West Virginia); Texans TE Garrett Graham and Car-
  Houston won the only preseason meeting between the two         dinals LB O’Brien Schofield (Wisconsin).
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 HOUSTON TEXANS PRESEASON RECORDS                                 TEXANS PRESEASON RESULTS

                    INDIVIDUAL                                            2002 (1-4)
            MOST RUSHING YARDS, GAME                    Date            Opponent                 Result
Name         Opponent            Yards                  8/5/02          N.Y. Giants (HOF Game)   L, 34-17
V. Morency   St. Louis (8/19/06) 92 (11 att., 2TD)      8/10/02         at New Orleans           W, 13-10
V. Morency   Oakland (8/20/05)   90 (19 att.)           8/17/02         at Kansas City           L, 19-9
T. Hollings  Denver (8/27/04)    79 (13 att., TD)       8/24/02         Miami                    L, 24-3
A. Smith     Tampa Bay (8/31/06) 69 (8 att.)            8/30/02         Tampa Bay                L, 17-13
C. Taylor    Tampa Bay (8/31/06) 68 (17 att.)
                                                                          2003 (0-4)
                                                        Date            Opponent                 Result
           MOST PASSING YARDS, GAME                     8/9/03          Denver                   L, 20-12
Name        Opponent              Yards                 8/15/03         at Dallas                L, 34-6
D. Carr     San Diego (8/23/03)   205 (15/22, 2 TD)     8/23/03         San Diego                L, 19-17
R. Grossman Tampa Bay (9/4/09)    197 (9/16, 2 TD)      8/28/03         at Tampa Bay             L, 34-3
M. Schaub   New Orleans (8/16/08) 187 (14/16, 2 TD)
D. Ragone   Tampa Bay (9/1/05)    172 (6/13, 2 TD)                        2004 (1-3)
M. Schaub   Dallas (8/22/08)      166 (15/27, TD)       Date            Opponent                 Result
                                                        8/14/04         Dallas                   W, 18-0
           MOST RECEIVING YARDS, GAME                   8/21/04         at Pittsburgh            L, 38-3
Name         Opponent              Yards                8/27/04         at Denver                L, 31-17
J. Jones     Tampa Bay (9/4/09)    148 (3 rec., TD)     9/2/04          Tampa Bay                L, 17-9
K. Walter    New Orleans (8/16/08) 100 (6 rec., TD)
A. Johnson   San Diego (8/23/03)   81 (5 rec., TD)                        2005 (1-3)
                                                        Date            Opponent                 Result
D. Anderson Denver (8/9/08)        67 (6 rec., TD)
                                                        8/13/05         Denver                   L, 20-14
A. Johnson   Minnesota (8/31/09)   61 (3 rec.)
                                                        8/20/05         Oakland                  W, 19-17
D. Anderson New Orleans (8/16/08) 61 (3 rec.)           8/27/05         at Dallas                L, 21-9
K. Walter    Dallas (8/22/08)      61 (6 rec., TD)      9/1/05          at Tampa Bay             L, 38-14

                       TEAM                                               2006 (3-1)
            MOST RUSHING YARDS, GAME                    Date            Opponent                 Result
Opponent     Date                Yards                  8/12/06         Kansas City              W, 24-14
Denver       8/27/04             187 (32 att., TD)      8/19/06         at St. Louis             W, 27-20
Kansas City  8/12/06             173 (41 att., 3 TD)    8/27/06         at Denver                L, 17-14
Tampa Bay    8/31/06             153 (29 att.)          8/31/06         Tampa Bay                W, 16-13
St. Louis    8/19/06             143 (21 att., 2 TD)
Arizona      8/18/07             143 (32 att., TD)
                                                                          2007 (2-2)
                                                        Date            Opponent                 Result
                                                        8/11/07         Chicago                  L, 20-19
           MOST NET PASSING YARDS, GAME                 8/18/07         at Arizona               W, 33-20
Opponent      Date               Yards                  8/26/07         Dallas                   W, 28-16
New Orleans 8/16/08              289 (21/25, 2 TD)      8/30/07         at Tampa Bay             L, 31-24
N.Y. Giants   8/5/02             265 (29/42, 2 TD)
New Orleans 8/22/09              255 (27/42, 2 TD)                        2008 (2-2)
Arizona       8/18/07            248 (18/29, TD)        Date            Opponent                 Result
Tampa Bay     9/4/09             240 (14/23, 2 TD)      8/9/08          Denver                   W, 19-16
                                                        8/16/08         at New Orleans           W, 31-27
              MOST TOTAL YARDS, GAME                    8/22/08         at Dallas                L, 23-22
Opponent       Date          Yards                      8/28/08         Tampa Bay                L, 16-6
New Orleans    8/16/08       405 (116 rush, 289 pass)
Arizona        8/18/07       391 (143 rush, 248 pass)                     2009 (2-2)
Tampa Bay      9/4/09        343 (103 rush, 240 pass)   Date            Opponent                 Result
Denver         8/27/04       333 (187 rush, 146 pass)   8/15/09         at Kansas City           W, 16-10
                                                        8/22/09         New Orleans              L, 38-14
Tampa Bay      8/28/08       330 (129 rush, 201 pass)
                                                        8/31/09         Minnesota                L, 17-10
                                                        9/5/09          at Tampa Bay             W, 27-20

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             SCHEDULING DIFFICULTY                                        WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
  The Texans’ 2010 slate features teams with a combined         There certainly is no lack of NFL experience on the Tex-
.547 winning percentage from a year ago, tying it with Ten-   ans’ sidelines. Houston’s coaching staff consists of nine
nessee’s schedule for the toughest in the NFL. Houston        former players with a combined total of 71 seasons played
will play seven regular season games against six teams        in the NFL. The group is also one of eight NFL teams with
that made the playoffs in 2009 and 11 games against teams     a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Asst. Offensive
that were .500 or better a year ago.                          Line Coach Bruce Matthews) on staff. Only San Francisco
  Houston plays Baltimore (AFC Divisional), Dallas (NFC       has more coaches on staff with NFL playing experience
Divisional), Super Bowl runners-up and AFC South rival        than the Texans:
Indianapolis and San Diego (AFC Divisional) at Reliant Sta-                      Former NFL         Cumulative NFL
dium and will visit Indianapolis, the New York Jets (AFC      Staff            players on staff Playing Experience
Championship) and Philadelphia (NFC Wild Card).               San Francisco           10                   80
  In addition, the Texans will play preseason road games      Houston                  9                   71
against the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints            Green Bay                8                   69
and Arizona (NFC Divisional), and a home game against         Kansas City              6                   70
Dallas.                                                       New York Jets            6                   61

       2010 NFL OPPONENT WINNING PERCENTAGES                  TEXANS COACHING STAFF NFL PLAYING EXPERIENCE
 Rk.     Team                  Comb. W-L    Pct.              (Seasons)
 T1.     Houston Texans         140-116     .547              Gary Kubiak (9)     Denver, 1983-91
 T1.     Tennessee Titans       140-116     .547              Frank Bush (2)      Houston Oilers, 1985-86
  3.     Dallas Cowboys*        139-117     .543              Perry Carter (4)    Kansas City 1995; Oakland 1996-98
  4.     Cincinnati Bengals*    138-118     .539              Rick Dennison (9)   Denver 1982-90
  5.     Jacksonville Jaguars   137-119     .535              Johnny Holland (7)  Green Bay 1987-93
  6.     New England Patriots*  136-120     .531              Bill Kollar (8)     Cincinnati 1974-76;
  7.     New York Giants        135-121     .527                                  Tampa Bay 1977-81
  8.     Washington Redskins    134-122     .523              Bruce Matthews (19) Houston Oilers/
  9.     Philadelphia Eagles*   133-123     .520                                  Tennessee Titans 1983-2001
T10.     Cleveland Browns       132-124     .516              Frank Pollack (6)   San Francisco 1990-91; 1994-97
T10.     Indianapolis Colts*    132-124     .516              Ray Rhodes (7)      New York Giants 1974-79;
 12.     Baltimore Ravens*      130-126     .508                                  San Francisco 1980.
T12.     Detroit Lions          130-126     .508
T14.     Chicago Bears          129-127     .504
T14.     Minnesota Vikings*     129-127     .504                            THE ORIGINAL TEXANS
T16.     Buffalo Bills          128-128     .500
T16.     Miami Dolphins         128-128     .500               There is just one remaining member of the original Hous-
T16.     New York Jets*         128-128     .500              ton Texans team from 2002, K Kris Brown.
T16.     Oakland Raiders        128-128     .500               Brown is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with
 20.     Atlanta Falcons        127-129     .496              767 points and is the only player to have appeared in 128
 21.     Pittsburgh Steelers    126-130     .492              games in franchise history. He signed as a restricted free
T22.     Green Bay Packers*     125-131     .488              agent in 2002.
T22.     Kansas City Chiefs     125-131     .488               Houston also has two coaches remaining from the in-
 24.     Denver Broncos         124-132     .484              augural season. Running backs coach Chick Harris and
 25.     Tampa Bay Buccaneers   123-133     .480              special teams coordinator Joe Marciano are the lone
 26.     Carolina Panthers      122-134     .477              holdovers from the 2002 staff.
 27.     New Orleans Saints*    120-136     .469
 28.     San Francisco 49ers    117-139     .457
T29.     San Diego Chargers*    116-140     .453                      EXTREME (ROSTER) MAKEOVER
T29.     Seattle Seahawks       116-140     .453
 31.     St. Louis Rams         115-141     .449                The departure of G Chester Pitts and CB Dunta Robinson
 32.     Arizona Cardinals*     114-142     .445              in the 2010 offseason left just two players on the roster
                                                              who were with the team prior to the arrival of head coach
*Indicates team made the 2009 playoffs                        Gary Kubiak in 2006.
Texans 2010 opponents in bold                                   The only remaining players are K Kris Brown,who has
                                                              been with the team since the beginning, and 2003 first-
                                                              round draft pick WR Andre Johnson.

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        TEXANS SHOWING THEIR VALUE                                            YOUTH OF TEXANS NATION
  Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has built an organi-               There are only three position players on the Texans train-
zational infrastructure that has helped place his franchise        ing camp roster who are 30 years or older, tying it with
among the world’s most valuable sports franchises. The             Carolina for having the fewest 30-plus year old position
Texans rank tenth on Forbes’ 2010 list of the 10 Most Valu-        players in the NFL. Only WR André Davis (31), LB Danny
able Teams In Sports with an estimated worth of $1.15 bil-         Clark (33) and LB Kevin Bentley (30) are older than 30.
lion. Houston ranks sixth in the NFL in value, according to
the list.                                                                     FEWEST 30-PLUS POSITION PLAYERS
  Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the Texans are                             (as of August 9, 2010)
the only team on the list founded in the 21st century.                   TEAM                      NUMBER OF PLAYERS
                                                                         HOUSTON                             3
  2010 FORBES 10 MOST VALUABLE TEAMS IN SPORTS                           Carolina                            3
Rank Team                   League                   Worth               Philadelphia                        4
                                                   (Billions)            Buffalo                             7
 1.   Manchester United    Premier League (England) 1.87
                                                                         Green Bay                           7
 2.   Dallas Cowboys       NFL                        1.65
 3.   Washington Redskins NFL                         1.55
                                                                         St. Louis                           7
 4.   New York Yankees     MLB                        1.50               Tampa Bay                           7
 5.   New England Patriots NFL                        1.36               Tennessee                           7
 6.   Real Madrid          La Liga (Spain)            1.35
 7.   Arsenal              Premier League (England) 1.20
 8.   New York Giants      NFL                        1.18
 9.   New York Jets        NFL                        1.17
10.   Houston Texans       NFL                        1.15



                                         2010 ROSTER FACTS AND FIGURES
 Oldest Texans player                         Conference with the most Texans           Coaches who played in the NFL - 9
 Matt Turk, 42 (Born 6/16/1968)               Big 10                                    Frank Bush
                                              15 Players on 2010 roster                 Perry Carter
 Youngest Texans player                                                                 Rick Dennison
 Ben Tate, 21 (Born 8/21/1988)                Former 1st rd draft picks - 6             Johnny Holland
                                              Duane Brown (2008)                        Bill Kollar
 Most seasons as a Texans                     Brian Cushing (2009)                      Gary Kubiak
 Kris Brown - 9 seasons                       Kareem Jackson (2010)                     Bruce Matthews
                                              Andre Johnson (2003)                      Frank Pollack
 Most NFL seasons                             Amobi Okoye (2007)                        Ray Rhodes
 Matt Turk - 15 seasons                       Mario Williams (2006)
                                                                                        Native Texans - 12
 Tallest Texan                                Pro Bowlers - 8                           Kris Brown (Southlake)
 Eric Winston and Cole Pemberton              Brian Cushing (2010)                      James Casey (Azle)
 6-7                                          Owen Daniels (2009)                       Zac Diles (Abilene)
                                              Andre Johnson (2005, ‘07, ‘09, 10)        Pannel Egboh (Mesquite)
 Shortest Texan                               Neil Rackers (2005)                       Anthony Hill (Houston)
 Trindon Holliday - 5-5                       DeMeco Ryans (2008, ‘10)                  Brice McCain (Terrell)
                                              Matt Schaub (2010)                        Earl Mitchell (Galena Park)
 College the most Texans                      Matt Turk (1996, ‘97, ‘98)                Frank Okam (Dallas)
 Colorado State (6)                           Mario Williams (2009, ‘10)                Jacques Reeves (Lancaster)
 David Anderson                                                                         Wade Smith (Dallas)
 Mike Brisiel                                 Played College in Texas - 4               Eric Winston (Midland)
 Joel Dreessen                                James Casey (Rice)                        Torri Williams (Leander)
 Jesse Nading                                 Frank Okam (Texas)
 Cole Pemberton                               Kasey Studdard (Texas)
 Shelley Smith                                Jon Weeks (Baylor)


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                              TEXANS PARTNER TO OPEN NEW YMCA
 The Houston Texans and the Greater Houston                will benefit. For that we are grateful,” said Mayor
YMCA have partnered to open a new YMCA facility            Bill White. “We are proud of the work and the joy
in the Palm Center community of Third Ward. The            generated by the YMCA every day.”
facility, located at the corner of Griggs Road and           The new facility is the first and most visible result
Martin Luther King Boulevard, will replace the old         of a larger partnership between the Texans and the
South Central YMCA.                                        YMCA. In keeping with the Texans’ stated goal of
 The partnership is the first of its kind, making the      being the most community-connected professional
new Houston Texans YMCA the first YMCA facility in         sports franchise in the world, the team selected the
the country to be named after a professional sports        YMCA as its primary strategic community partner
team.                                                      and will work with YMCA staff to develop program-
 “I have admired the work done by the YMCA since           ming to benefit the children and the community
my childhood in North Carolina,” said Texans found-        served by the facility. Construction of the new cen-
er and CEO Robert C. McNair. “We are proud to be           ter began in November of 2009, with an anticipated
able to support an organization that promotes health       opening in January of 2011.
and family values, and it gives me great pleasure to         Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is anoth-
give back to a group that gave so much to me as a          er YMCA alumnus.
child.”                                                      “I grew up right across the street from the M.D.
 “The level of commitment shown by the Houston             Anderson YMCA,” Kubiak said. “A lot of the things
Texans and owner Bob McNair will, for years to             I learned in the sports world and growing up about
come, greatly improve the quality of life for so many      how to be a good kid and how to be a good person
Houstonians who chose to make this YMCA branch             really stem from my youth growing up there.”
a part of their day. The surrounding neighborhoods




Above is a rendering of the Houston Texans YMCA, set to open in January 2011 at the corner of Griggs Road and Martin
Luther King Boulevard.




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                   2009 SNAPSHOT                                    2009 REGULAR SEASON RANKINGS
  • The Texans scored a franchise-record 388 points for                        HOUSTON TEXANS
the year, besting the previous record of 379 points in 2007.                    Offense               Defense
  • The Texans scored three or more touchdowns in 11                          Mark Rank              Mark Rank
games, breaking the franchise record of nine set in 2008.      Total          383.1     4            324.9   13
  • Houston scored 46 touchdowns in 2009, which broke          Rushing         92.2    30            106.9 T-10
the team single-season record of 43 set in 2007.               Passing        290.9     1            217.9   18
  • Houston scored 88 points in the opening period to best
the record of 87 points scored in the first quarter in 2007.                  Special Teams
  • Houston had 6,129 total yards, breaking the franchise                      Mark Rank
record of 6,113 yards set in 2008. It was the second 6,000-    Punt Ret. Avg.   10.0    10
yard season in team history.                                   Punt Cover.       4.3     2
  • The Texans defense allowed 333 points, breaking the        Kick Ret. Avg.   22.6    16
franchise scoring defense record of 339 points in 2004.        Kick Cover.      22.5    14
  • The Texans defense held opponents to 5,198 yards al-
lowed, besting the previous mark of 5,230 set in 2002.
  • The Texans gained more than 400 total net yards of
offense in each of the last four games and finished with            2009 REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
eight 400-yard games in 2009.
  • Houston’s three defensive touchdowns tied for the                                     Houston       Opponents
second-most in franchise history. The Texans scored five       Total First Downs              340            300
defensive touchdowns in 2004 and also had three defen-         Rushing                          93             91
sive scores in 2002.                                           Passing                        231            175
  • The Texans went 9-3 when winning time of possession.       Penalty                          16             34
  • The Texans outrushed their opponents 10 times and          3rd Down: Made/Att          82/204         79/201
went 7-3 in those games.                                       3rd Down Pct.               40.2%          39.3%
  • The Texans forced opponents to go three-and-out 52         4th Down: Made/Att            8/12           9/21
total times in 2009.                                           4th Down Pct.               66.7%          42.9%
  • QB Matt Schaub led the NFL with 4,770 passing yards        Possession Avg.              31:54          28:06
and WR Andre Johnson led the league with 1,569 receiv-         Total Net Yards               6129           5198
ing yards to became the first pair of teammates to lead the    Avg. Per Game                383.1          324.9
league in those categories since QB Brett Favre and WR         Total Plays                   1043            974
Antonio Freeman in 1998. Schaub and Johnson were the           Avg. Per Play                   5.9            5.3
eighth set of teammates to lead the league since 1970.         Net Yards Rushing             1475           1711
  • WR Andre Johnson became the second receiver since          Avg. Per Game                  92.2         106.9
the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to lead the league in receiving     Total Rushes                   425            396
yards in consecutive years. Jerry Rice did so in 1989-90       Net Yards Passing             4654           3487
and 1993-95.                                                   Avg. Per Game                290.9          217.9
  • QB Matt Schaub became the first Texan to lead the NFL      Sacked/Yards Lost          25/149          30/187
                                                               Gross Yards                   4803           3674
in passing with 4,770 passing yards, which was also the
                                                               Attempts/Completions      593/399        548/344
sixth-highest total in NFL history.
                                                               Completion Pct.             67.3%          62.8%
                                                               Had Intercepted                  17             14
                                                               Punts/Average              67/42.8        76/46.8
          2009 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS                             Net Punting Avg.               39.4          40.4
                                                               Penalties/Yards            95/833          92/728
                       W      L      PCT.         ST           Fumbles/Ball Lost            21/11          27/13
Indianapolis           14     2      .875         L2           Touchdowns                       46             39
Houston*               9      7      .563         W4           Rushing                          13             17
Tennessee              8      8      .500         W1           Passing                          29             19
Jacksonville           7      9      .438         L4           Returns                           4              3

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               2009 TEXANS HONORS                                           CLOSING ON A HOT STREAK
Associated Press All-Pro Team                                      The Texans ended the 2009 season strong, winning their
WR Andre Johnson (First Team)                                    last four games to match the longest streak in team his-
LB Brian Cushing (Second Team)                                   tory. Houston also won four straight in 2008, from 11/23/08
                                                                 through 12/14/08.
Associated Press Rookie of the Year                                Only the San Diego Chargers, who won their last 11
LB Brian Cushing                                                 games, have a longer regular-season winning streak than
                                                                 the Texans heading into 2010.
Pro Football Weekly All-Pro Team
WR Andre Johnson (First Team)                                         MOST CONSECUTIVE REGULAR-SEASON WINS
LB Brian Cushing (First Team)                                    Team                Wins  Losses     Streak
                                                                 San Diego Chargers    13       3     Won 11
Sporting News All-Pro Team                                       Houston Texans         9       7     WON 4
WR Andre Johnson (First Team)                                    Cleveland Browns       5      11      Won 4
                                                                 Pittsburgh Steelers    9       7      Won 3
Pro Football Weekly Defensive Rookie of the Year                 Dallas Cowboys        11       5      Won 3
LB Brian Cushing                                                 Atlanta Falcons        9       7      Won 3
                                                                 Carolina Panthers      8       8      Won 3
NFL Pro Bowl
LB Brian Cushing
WR Andre Johnson (Starter)                                                TEXANS MOVING THE CHAINS
LB DeMeco Ryans
QB Matt Schaub (Starter and Game MVP)                              Houston’s offense ranked fourth in the NFL in 2009, aver-
DE Mario Williams (Starter)                                      aging 383.1 yards per game, and one reason for that suc-
                                                                 cess was the ability to keep drives alive by gaining first
NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year                             downs. The Texans ranked fourth in the league with 340
WR Andre Johnson                                                 first downs on the season, an average of 21.3 per game.
                                                                   Houston’s 340 first downs tied the team single-season
AFC Player of the Week                                           record, first set in 2008.
QB Matt Schaub (Offense-Week 2)
WR Jacoby Jones (Special Teams-Week 4)                                          MOST FIRST DOWNS, 2009
LB Brian Cushing (Defense- Week 6)                               Team                   Rush Pass      Pen           Tot
LB Brian Cushing (Defense- Week 8)                               New England Patriots     114  222      37           373
                                                                 New Orleans Saints       115  215      18           348
AFC Rookie of the Month                                          Minnesota Vikings         99  220      24           343
LB Brian Cushing (November and December)                         Houston Texans            93  231      16           340
                                                                 Indianapolis Colts        69  241      29           339
                                                                 Dallas Cowboys           110  203      22           335
                                                                 Green Bay Packers        102  201      32           335
                                                                 Miami Dolphins           129  188      16           333
                                                                 Pittsburgh Steelers       96  210      25           331
                                                                 Atlanta Falcons          105  192      33           330
                                                                 San Diego Chargers        80  222      28           330


                                                                             HOUSTON’S RAVING FANS
                                                                   The Texans have played to capacity crowds at Reliant
                                                                 Stadium since beginning play in the NFL in 2002, selling
                                                                 out all 80 preseason and regular season home games in
                                                                 franchise history. The Texans are looking to continue their
                                                                 streak going into 2010.
                                                                   Following the 2002 season, Reliant Stadium seating was
 QB Matt Schaub threw for sixth-highest passing yards total in   expanded to 71,054, incorporating more “Raving Fans.”
 NFL history in 2009 and was named MVP of the 2010 Pro Bowl.

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         PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST                                     EXPLOSIVE PASSING ATTACK
  Houston was one of the best teams in the league on first     The Texans offense a league-high 290.9 passing yards
in 2009. The Texans ranked sixth in the NFL with an aver-    per game in 2009. A big reason for that passing productiv-
age gain of 6.10 yards on first down.                        ity was the ability to hit the big play.
                                                               Houston produced 67 plays of 20 or more yards in 2009,
           YARDS PER PLAY ON FIRST DOWN                      which was the ninth-highest total in the league. The
Team                Plays    Yards    Yds/Play               passing attack accounted for 63 of those, which was the
Dallas Cowboys        466     3,037       6.52               fourth-most in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles   437     2,840       6.50
New Orleans Saints    473     2,957       6.25                        MOST PASS PLAYS OF 20+ YARDS, 2009
New England Patriots 493      3,037       6.16               Team                20+ Pass  20+ TDs Avg. Dist.
Pittsburgh Steelers   465     2,853       6.14               San Diego Chargers        67       11       31.0
Houston Texans        480     2,930       6.10               Philadelphia Eagles       65       13       34.1
Baltimore Ravens      453     2,683       5.92               Pittsburgh Steelers       64       11       30.5
New York Giants       455     2,665       5.86               Houston Texans            63        8       31.0
Arizona Cardinals     467     2,735       5.86               Indianapolis Colts        62       14       29.8
Indianapolis Colts    451     2,626       5.82



   HOUSTON’S PROLIFIC PASSING ATTACK                                             IN GOOD HANDS
 The Texans passing game has been one of the most dan-        The Texans passing attack led the NFL in 2009, averaging
gerous in the NFL over the last two seasons. Houston has     290.9 yards per game. A large portion of the credit for that
averaged 278.8 net passing yards per game to rank sec-       success goes to a sure-handed group of receivers.
ond in the league since 2008.                                 According to STATS, Inc., Texans receivers dropped only
                                                             20 passes in 2009 out of 419 catchable passes, or 4.8 per-
    MOST NET PASSING YARDS PER GAME, 2008-09                 cent of the time. Both numbers were the best in the NFL.
Team                 Att Cmp Pct   Yds YPG
New Orleans Saints 1,180 791 67.0 9,332 291.6                          FEWEST DROPPED PASSES, 2009
Houston Texans     1,148 766 66.7 8,921 278.8                Team         Att Comp Drop Catchable Drop %
Arizona Cardinals  1,224 810 66.2 8,690 271.6                Houston      593    399 20        419    4.8
Indianapolis Colts 1,186 795 67.0 8,609 269.0                New Orleans 544     378 21        399    5.3
San Diego Chargers   997 650 65.2 8,196 256.1                Arizona      594    392 23        415    5.5
                                                             Chicago      563    340 20        360    5.6
  The 2009 Texans passing attack was the most prolific in    Atlanta      570    332 21        353    5.9
franchise history, averaging a league-high 290.9 yards per
game. That is nearly 25 yards per game ahead of the pre-
vious record, set in 2008.

   MOST NET PASSING YARDS PER GAME, HOUSTON
                TEXANS HISTORY
Team Record     Att  Cmp     Pct   Yds YPG
2009  9-7      593    399   67.3 4,654 290.9
2008  8-8      555    367   66.1 4,267 266.7
2007  8-8      529    346   65.4 3,751 234.4
2004  7-9      471    286   60.7 3,246 202.9
2006  6-10     481    329   68.4 2,778 173.6
2003  5-11     439    248   56.5 2,655 165.9
2005  2-14     449    270   60.1 2,237 139.8
2002  4-12     447    235   52.6 2,225 139.1

                                                             WR Andre Johnson accounted for a nearly a third of Houston’s
                                                             receiving yards in 2009 and joined Jerry Rice as the only player in
                                                             NFL history to recor back-to-back 1,500-yard receiving seasons.

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            STINGY SCORING DEFENSE                                                 FROM OCTOBER ON
 Over the last 13 games of the 2009 season, Houston’s de-           Over the last 13 games of the season, Houston’s defense
fense was one of the best in the NFL. In addition to ranking      was one of the best in the NFL. In addition to ranking fourth
fourth in total defense and second in rushing defense over        in total defense and second in rushing defense over that
that time span, the Texans were ninth in scoring defense.         time span, the Texans were ninth in scoring defense. From
From the beginning of October through the end of the sea-         the beginning of October through the end of the season,
son, Houston allowed only 19.0 points per game.                   Houston allowed a mere 19.0 points per game.

   POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED SINCE WEEK 4, 2009                                   POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED
Team                  G TD FG 2pt Sfty Pts PPG                                       SINCE WEEK 4, 2009
Dallas Cowboys       13 21 14   0 0 189 14.5                      Team                  G TD FG 2pt Sfty Pts           PPG
New York Jets        13 23 15   0 0 203 15.6                      Dallas Cowboys       13 21 14      0 0 189           14.5
Baltimore Ravens 13 22 18       0 0 208 16.0                      New York Jets        13 23 15      0 0 203           15.6
Carolina Panthers 13 25 16      0 0 221 17.0                      Baltimore Ravens 13 22 18          0 0 208           16.0
San Francisco 49ers 13 23 23    0 0 228 17.5                      Carolina Panthers 13 25 16         0 0 221           17.0
Green Bay Packers 13 29     9   1 2 234 18.0                      San Francisco 49ers 13 23 23       0 0 228           17.5
Cincinnati Bengals 13 26 18     0 0 235 18.1                      Green Bay Packers 13 29      9     1 2 234           18.0
New England Patriots 13 30  9   0 0 235 18.1                      Cincinnati Bengals 13 26 18        0 0 235           18.1
Houston Texans       13 28 17   0 0 247 19.0                      New England Patriots 13 30   9     0 0 235           18.1
                                                                  Houston Texans       13 28 17      0 0 247           19.0
                                                                  Buffalo Bills        13 28 18      2 1 254           19.5


                                                                                 TURNING IT AROUND
                                                                    The Texans defense struggled early in 2009, giving up an
                                                                  average of 436.7 yards and 28.7 points per game through
                                                                  the first three weeks of the season. The defense improved
                                                                  more than any group in the league, giving up 139.1 fewer
                                                                  yards per game in the last 13 games than it did in the first
                                                                  three.
                                                                    Houston’s defense went from allowing a league-worst
                                                                  436.7 yards per game in the first three to just 299.1 in the
                                                                  last 13, ranking fourth in the NFL. On the ground, the Tex-
                                                                  ans went from giving up 205.0 yards per game over the
                                                                  first three games to 84.3 over the rest of the year, which
                                                                  was the second-lowest average in the league in that time.

                                                                                 DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT,
                                                                                  2009 HOUSTON TEXANS
                                                                                       First 3 Last 13  Difference
                                                                  Rush Yards/Gm        205.0*     84.3       -120.7
                                                                  Pass Yards/Gm         231.7    214.8        -16.9
                                                                  Total Yards/Gm       436.7*    299.1       -137.6
                                                                  Points/Gm               28.7    19.0         -9.7
                                                                  * Worst in the NFL




DE Mario Williams led the Texans with 9.0 sacks in 2009 and was
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            STOUT AGAINST THE RUN                                          LIMITING THE BIG PLAY
  Houston’s defense struggled against the run early in        The Texans ranked 13th in the NFL in total defense 2009,
2009, allowing an average of 205.0 yards per game in its     giving up an average of 324.9 yards per game, and 15th in
first three contests. The defense did a complete 180 over    scoring defense, allowing an average of 20.8 points per
the remainder of the season. From Week 4 onward, the         game.
Texans ranked second in the NFL in rushing defense,           One of the biggest reasons for the defense’s early strug-
holding opponents to an average of 84.3 yards per game       gles was a tendency to give up big plays. Houston sur-
on the ground.                                               rendered four plays of 50 or more yards in the first three
                                                             weeks of the season, all of which went for touchdowns.
         RUSHING YARDS PER GAME ALLOWED                      Tennessee RB Chris Johnson scored on runs of 57 and 91
                 SINCE OCTOBER 1, 2009                       yards and a 69-yard catch, and Jacksonville RB Maurice
Team                   G Att Yards     YPC        YPG        Jones-Drew scored on a 61-yard run.
Green Bay Packers     13 273     947    3.5       72.8        Without those four plays, which accounted for 278 yards
Houston Texans        13 297 1,096      3.7       84.3       and 28 points, Houston would have ranked seventh in to-
Dallas Cowboys        13 292 1,104      3.8       84.9       tal defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense.
Minnesota Vikings     13 277 1,118      4.0       86.0
Pittsburgh Steelers   13 311 1,208      3.9       92.9                         2009 TEXANS DEFENSE
                                                                                      OVERALL
 The 2009 Texans defense produced five of the 10 lowest      Plays      Yards Yds/Play      YPG    Points PPG
opponent rushing totals in franchise history over the last   974         5,198         5.3 324.9      333 20.8
10 games. Ten of the 45 games that the Texans have held
an opponent under 100 yards rushing came in 2009.                              WITHOUT 4 PLAYS
                                                             Plays      Yards Yds/Play    YPG         Points PPG
          FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED,                      970         4,920     5.1 307.5             305 19.1
               HOUSTON TEXANS HISTORY
Opponent, Date           Att Yards    YPC          TD         Those four plays represent less than half of one percent
New York Jets, 11/26/06   26     27    1.0          1        of Houston’s defensive snaps, yet they still account for
Jacksonville, 10/31/04    12     39    3.3          0        appoximately five percent of the total yards and approxi-
Arizona, 12/18/05         13     39    3.0          0        mately eight percent of points allowed last year. The
Arizona, 10/11/09         16     44    2.8          1        three running plays made up 0.8 percent of all rushes
Oakland, 10/4/09          21     45    2.1          0        against the Texans last year, yet they accounted for 12.2
Cincinnati, 10/18/09      17     46    2.7          1        percent of Houston’s rushing yards allowed.
New Orleans, 11/18/07     19     47    2.5          0
Chicago, 12/19/04         26     54    2.1          0                      PERCENT OF SEASON TOTALS
San Francisco, 10/25/09   19     59    3.1          0        Category       4 Plays    Season Tot. Pct of Total
Miami, 12/27/09           16     60    3.8          1        Plays                4           974        0.41%
                                                             Total Yards        278         5,198         5.3%
                                                             Points              28           333         8.4%
                                                             Rushes               3           396        0.75%
             GETTING OFF THE FIELD                           Rush Yards         209         1,711        12.2%
  Houston’s defense was one of the league’s best at forc-
ing three-and-out drives in 2009. The Texans forced their
opponents to go three-and-out on 50 of 172 series, or 29.1
percent of the time. The Houston defense ranked third in
three-and-out drives and in three-and-out percentage.

            MOST THREE-AND-OUT DRIVES
                    NFL DEFENSES
Team                Series   3 & Out 3 & Out Pct
New York Jets          177        60        33.9
Minnesota Vikings      162        53        32.7
Houston Texans         172        50        29.1
Seattle Seahawks       185        51        27.6
San Francisco 49ers    191        50        26.2

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                A PERFECT ENDING                                            TEXANS ON THE MARK
  The Texans headed into the 2009 season finale against          When head coach Gary Kubiak was hired in 2006, he
New England (1/3/10) still in the thick of the playoff hunt.   brought with him an offensive philosophy based on a
To have any hope of advancing to the postseason, Hous-         strong running game and a precision passing attack.
ton needed to first beat the Patriots.                           Since 2006, the Texans have had the most accurate
  A look at head coach Gary Kubiak‘s record in season fi-      passing offense in the NFL. Texans quarterbacks have
nales indicated that a win was in the cards. Kubiak is 4-0     combined to complete 66.8 percent of their passes, which
in season finales since taking over in 2006.                   is the highest in the league over the last four years.
  The Texans opponent the last three years has had either
a playoff spot or playoff seeding on the line heading into                   HIGHEST TEAM COMPLETION
the last game of the season.                                                     PERCENTAGE, 2006-09
                                                               Team                    Att Cmp Pct      Yds     YPG
         TEXANS IN SEASON FINALES, 2006-09                     Houston Texans        2,158 1,441 66.8 15,450   241.4
Opponent, Date               Opp. Rec. W/L Score               New Orleans Saints 2,412 1,603 66.5 18,149      283.6
New England, 1/3/10#              10-5 W    34-27              Indianapolis Colts    2,294 1,512 65.9 16,950   264.8
Chicago Bears, 12/28/08^           9-6 W    31-24              New England Patriots 2,239 1,458 65.1 16,136    252.1
Jacksonville Jaguars, 12/30/07* 11-4 W      42-28              Arizona Cardinals     2,359 1,488 63.1 16,417   256.5
Cleveland Browns, 12/31/06        4-11 W     14-6

* Jacksonville had clinched playoff spot.
^ Chicago needed a win to clinch playoff spot.                         IMPROVED PASS PROTECTION
# New England needed a win to clinch #3 seed.
                                                                 The improved pass protection of the offensive line has
                                                               been a key reason the Houston passing attack has been
                                                               one of the most dangerous in the NFL under head coach
        TEXANS HEAT UP IN DECEMBER                             Gary Kubiak over the last three seasons.
                                                                 Since 2007, Texans quarterbacks have been sacked 79
 Houston finished the season at 9-7, setting a team record     times on 1,756 pass plays, or a mere 4.50 percent of the
for most wins in a season thanks to four straight victories    time. That sack percentage is the sixth-best in the NFL
to clinch the franchise’s first winning record.                over the last three years.
  Since head coach Gary Kubiak was hired in 2006, the
Texans have gone 14-6 in the final month of the season.                 LOWEST SACK PERCENTAGE, 2007-09
That .700 winning percentage in December and January is        Team                   Att Cmp Yds Sk Sk Pct
the fourth-highest in the league over the last four years.     New Orleans Saints 1,832 1,231 13,646 49   2.60
                                                               Indianapolis Colts   1,737 1,150 12,642 50 2.80
              BEST WINNING PERCENTAGE                          Tennessee Titans     1,393 824 8,728 57    3.93
            IN DECEMBER/JANUARY, 2006-09                       Arizona Cardinals    1,814 1,166 12,755 78 4.12
Team                    G W      L    T              Pct       Denver Broncos       1,693 1,053 11,682 78 4.40
San Diego Chargers     19 19     0    0            1.000       Houston Texans       1,677 1,112 12,672 79 4.50
New England Patriots   19 16     3    0            0.842       Cleveland Browns 1,476 762 8,182 73        4.71
Philadelphia Eagles    19 15     4    0            0.789       New England Patriots 1,712 1,132 12,736 87 4.84
Houston Texans         20 14     6    0            0.700       San Diego Chargers 1,468 931 11,201 75     4.86
Indianapolis Colts     19 13     6    0            0.684       Dallas Cowboys       1,628 1,017 12,181 90 5.24
Tennessee Titans       19 13     6    0            0.684
Green Bay Packers      18 12     6    0            0.667        In comparison, Houston allowed a sack on 10.63 percent
Carolina Panthers      19 12     7    0            0.632       of pass plays from 2002-06, giving up 272 sacks on 2,559
Chicago Bears          19 12     7    0            0.632       plays prior to the arrival of QB Matt Schaub.
Pittsburgh Steelers    19 12     7    0            0.632
                                                                      HOUSTON TEXANS SACK PERCENTAGES,
                                                                               2002-06 vs. 2007-09
                                                               Years    W-L    Att    Cmp       Yds Sk Sk Pct
                                                               2002-06 24-56 2,287 1,368 13,141 272     10.63
                                                               2007-09 25-23 1,677 1,112 12,672 79       4.50



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        OUT-RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT                                       TEXANS IN A RUSH TO WIN
  Ever since he was hired in 2006, head coach Gary Kubiak   Under head coach Gary Kubiak, the Texans have made
has stressed the importance of having a strong running      running the ball effectively a priority, and that philosophy
game, and the evidence on the field has proven that phi-    has been proven in the team’s won-lost record over the
losophy to be true throughout his tenure.                   last four years.
  The Texans have outrushed their opponents 32 times               When Houston has run the ball 30 or more times
under Kubiak, and they are 24-8 in those games. Houston     over the last three seasons, the team is 19-2. By contrast,
outrushed its opponents 10 times this season and was 7-3    Houston is 1-23 when rushing less than 25 times.
in those games.
                                                                          HOUSTON TEXANS RECORD
         HOUSTON TEXANS WHEN OUTRUSHING                                 BY RUSHING ATTEMPTS, 2006-09
                  OPPONENTS, 2006-09                        Rushing Att.          Avg. Rush Yds      Record
Game, Date Texans       Opponent     Diff. Score            30 or more                    134.0        19-2
BUF, 11/19/06*      188        70    +118   21-24           25-29                         111.8        11-8
@ BUF, 11/1/09      186        97     +89   31-10           Less than 25                    68.8       1-23
DEN, 12/13/07       158        72     +86   31-13
IND, 10/5/08*       156        79     +77   27-31
IND, 12/24/06       191       114     +77   27-24                   WIN TURNOVERS = WIN GAMES
OAK, 10/4/09        120        45     +75    29-6
JAX, 12/30/07       170        96     +74   42-28            One of head coach Gary Kubiak’s themes with his team
DET, 10/19/08       150        77     +73   28-21           has been the importance of winning the turnover battle.
NE, 1/3/10          144        74     +70   34-27           Since 2006 under Kubiak, the Texans have won the turn-
@ MIA, 12/27/09 162            60     +62   27-20           over battle 21 times. Houston is 18-3 in those games.
CHI, 12/28/08       127        69     +58   31-24            Houston had a minus-one turnover ratio in 2009, giving
NO, 11/18/07        103        47     +56   23-10           the ball away 28 times and forcing 27 turnovers. The Tex-
@ CAR, 9/16/07      119        66     +53   34-21           ans were 6-1 in games where they won the turnover battle.
@ CIN, 10/18/09      87        46     +41   28-17
KC, 9/9/07          109        72     +37    20-3                      HOUSTON TEXANS WITH POSITIVE
TEN, 10/29/06*      148       111     +37   22-28                         TURNOVER MARGIN, 2006-09
@ GB, 12/7/08       141       108     +33   24-21           Game, Date      Giveaways Takeaways Diff.           W/L
SF, 10/25/09         90        59     +31   24-21           NE, 1/3/10              1           2 +1             W
@ JAX, 11/12/06 148           118     +30   13-10           TEN, 11/23/09           0           1 +1              L
JAX, 10/22/06       131       102     +29    27-7           SF, 10/25/09            1           2 +1             W
@ OAK, 11/4/07      178       153     +25   24-17           @ CIN, 10/18/09         2           3 +1             W
SEA, 12/13/09        85        62     +23    34-7           OAK, 10/4/09            2           3 +1             W
@ IND, 11/16/08* 177          154     +23   27-33           @ TEN, 9/20/09          0           2 +2             W
MIA, 10/12/08       114        96     +18   29-28           TEN, 12/14/08           1           2 +1             W
@ CLE, 11/23/08 112            95     +17    16-6           JAX, 12/1/08            1           3 +2             W
@ OAK, 12/3/06      129       113     +16   23-14           @ CLE, 11/23/08         2           5 +3             W
@ IND, 11/8/09*      81        72      +9   17-20           CIN, 10/26/08           0           3 +3             W
IND, 11/29/09*      122       114      +8   27-35           NO, 11/18/07            2           3 +1             W
TEN, 12/14/08       107       100      +7   13-12           @ OAK, 11/4/07          1           3 +2             W
@ SD, 10/28/07* 115           109      +6   10-35           @ CAR, 9/16/07          1           3 +2             W
CIN, 10/26/08       109       105      +4    35-6           KC, 9/9/07              2           4 +2             W
@ ARZ, 10/11/09* 45            44      +1   21-28           CLE, 12/31/06           1           3 +2             W
* Indicates losses.                                         IND, 12/24/06           0           1 +1             W
                                                            TEN, 12/10/06           0           2 +2              L
                                                            @ OAK, 12/3/06          2           5 +3             W
                                                            @ JAX, 11/12/06         0           4 +4             W
                                                            JAX, 10/22/06           0           2 +2             W
                                                            PHI, 9/10/06            0           1 +1              L




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             2009 OFFENSIVE REVIEW                                     OFFENSE POSITION-BY-POSITION
  The Texans are coming off a record performance for                                  QUARTERBACKS
the third consecutive season, setting a franchise record          The Texans offense will lie in the capable hands of 2010
for total offense in 2009. Houston’s offense gained 6,129       Pro Bowl MVP Matt Schaub once again this season.
yards, an average of 383.1 per game, to rank fourth in the        Schaub posted elite numbers in 2009, which marked
NFL. Those numbers bested the totals from 2008 when the         his first season starting all 16 games as a pro. He ranked
Texans ranked third in the league with 6,113 total yards.       among the league’s top five passers in six categories and
  Houston cracked the league’s top 10 in scoring offense        his 4,770 passing yards not only led the league, but were
for the first time in 2009, averaging a franchise-record 24.3   also the sixth-most in NFL history. Schaub also led the
points per game.                                                league in attempts (583) and completions (396). His 67.9
  The offense was paced by the league’s most prolific           completion percentage was fourth in the league, and he
passing attack. The Texans gained a league-best 290.9           ranked fifth in yards per attempt (8.18) and passing touch-
yards per game through the air last season.                     downs (29). His 98.6 passer rating ranked seventh.
  QB Matt Schaub had one of the best seasons in NFL his-          Schaub was the starting quarterback for the AFC in the
tory, passing for a league-high 4,770 yards with 29 touch-      2010 Pro Bowl and earned Most Valuable Player honors
downs and 15 interceptions, giving him a passer rating of       after setting the Pro Bowl record with a passer rating of
98.6. His 4,770 passing yards were the sixth-most in NFL        151.3, throwing for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
history. Schaub started all 16 games for the first time in        In three seasons as the Texans starter, Schaub has
his career and guided the Texans to a franchise-best 9-7        thrown for 10,054 yards with 53 touchdowns and 34 inter-
record. He improved his record as the Texans starter to         ceptions. Schaub has posted a quarterback rating of 94.2
19-19.                                                          since joining the team, which is by far the highest in fran-
  Schaub’s primary receiving option once again was WR           chise history among quarterbacks with at least 200 pass
Andre Johnson, who solidified his place as arguably the         attempts.
best receiver in the NFL. Johnson finished with 101 catch-        Houston signed Dan Orlovsky on the opening weekend of
es for an NFL-best 1,569 yards and a career-high nine           free agency. Orlovsky started seven games in 2008 for the
touchdowns. He became just the second receiver in NFL           Detroit Lions, completing 143-of-255 passes for 1,616 yards
history to post back-to-back 1,500-yard seasons and was         with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
also the second receiver to lead the league in receiving          John David Booty will compete for time behind starter
yards in consecutive seasons.                                   Schaub during training camp. Booty spent the 2008 sea-
  Schaub had an array of options at his disposal in addi-       son with Minnesota and split time in 2009 on the practice
tion to Johnson. WR Kevin Walter caught 53 passes for           squads in Minnesota and Tennessee.
611 yards and two touchdowns and David Anderson had
a career year with 38 receptions for 370 yards. That duo
helped pick up the slack when Pro Bowl TE Owen Daniels
went down for the year with a knee injury in Week 8. Dan-
iels was putting together an All-Pro caliber year with 40
catches for 519 yards and five touchdowns through eight
games.
  While the passing attack flourished, the ground game
struggled for most of the season, ranking 30th in the NFL
with an average of 92.2 yards per game. Second-year RB
Steve Slaton led the team with 437 yards despite missing
the final five games. Rookie Arian Foster showed promise
late in the year, gaining 216 yards in the final two games
of the season.
  The key to the offense’s success continued to be the of-
fensive line. Under the leadership of RT Eric Winston, who
has started 54 consecutive games, the line allowed just 25
sacks on 608 pass plays, or 4.1 percent. That was the fifth-
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                     RUNNING BACKS                             has 587 career receptions for 7,948 yards and 42 touch-
  Despite missing the last five games of 2009 with a shoul-    downs. Since 2006, Johnson has been the most productive
der injury, RB Steve Slaton led the team in rushing for the    receiver in the NFL, averaging 90.2 yards per game.
second-straight year with 437 yards on the ground.               Kevin Walter started opposite Johnson for the third
  However, Slaton will have to compete for a starting spot     straight year and followed up a career year in 2008 by
with second-year RB Arian Foster, who came on strong           catching 53 passes for 611 yards and two touchdowns.
late in 2009. Foster was signed to the active roster after     Since joining the Texans in 2006, Walter has caught 195
spending the first 10 weeks on the practice squad and fin-     passes for 2,470 yards and 15 touchdowns.
ished fourth on the squad with 257 yards. He received his        David Anderson turned in the best season of his young
first NFL carry in Week 13 vs. Seattle (12/13) and finished    career in 2009. The fifth-year receiver out of Colorado
that game with 13 rushes for 34 yards and four catches for     State caught 38 passes for 370 yards, both career highs.
54 yards. Then a rookie, Foster had back-to-back standout      Since being picked in the seventh round in 2006, Anderson
performances to close the season, rushing for 99 yards         has caught 70 passes for 769 yards and three touchdowns.
and a touchdown at Miami (12/27) and following that up           Fourth-year pro Jacoby Jones made significant strides
with a 119-yard, two-touchdown performance in the sea-         toward turning his tremendous athleticism into consistent
son finale vs. New England (1/3).                              playing time in the offense last year. Jones caught a ca-
  Veteran RB Chris Henry was promoted to the active            reer-high 27 passes for 437 yards and finished second on
roster in December of 2009 after being signed to the           the team with six touchdown catches. In three seasons,
practice squad mid-way through the season. The former          Jones has caught 45 passes for 667 yards and six touch-
second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans has played in        downs.
10 games in his career and has gained 122 yards on 32            André Davis saw his playing time on offense decline in
carries with two touchdowns.                                   2009, due in part to the emergence of Jones, but remained
  Rookie RB Ben Tate has the ability to work himself into      one of the most important members of the special teams
the running back rotation immediately. Tate was drafted        unit. Davis caught six passes for 59 yards on the year.
with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2010     Since joining the Texans in 2007, Davis has caught 52
NFL Draft after a stellar four-year career at Auburn Uni-      passes for 855 yards and three touchdowns.
versity. In a school lineage that included past and pres-        Houston added value to its receivers group in the 2010
ent NFL running backs Bo Jackson, Cadillac Williams and        NFL Draft, selecting LSU speedster Trindon Holliday in the
Ronnie Brown, Tate was just the second Auburn Tiger to         sixth round and versatile WR Dorin Dickerson out of Pitts-
lead the school in rushing three-straight seasons.             burgh in the seventh round. Holliday, who clocked a 10.0
  Second-year RB Jeremiah Johnson is a physical back           to win in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 Track and Field
looking to looking to earn a spot in the backfield after       Championship, was known primarily for his return skills in
spending his rookie season on injured reserve due to a         college while playing running back. Dickerson played the
shoulder injury. Johnson showed promise while at the           latter half of his college career at tight end, setting school
University of Oregon, splitting time with current Carolina     records for touchdown receptions at that position.
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart.                                    Also in the hunt for a roster spot will be WR Bobby Wil-
  FB Vonta Leach has played in all 59 games he’s been          liams and rookie free agent signee WR London Crawford.
with the Texans since joining the team mid-way through         Williams spent time with Jacksonville and Minnesota in
the 2006 season and has developed a reputation as one of       2009. Crawford amassed 54 receptions for 759 yards in his
the best blocking backs in the NFL. His primary function is    career despite suffering a broken collarbone his senior
to clear running room for the Texans’ tailbacks. Leach has     season that limited his production.
proven to be a reliable receiver out of the backfield with
68 career receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns.                                TIGHT ENDS
  Rookie FB Jack Corcoran signed with team on August             The tight end position was dealt a tough blow with the
4, when veteran FB Justin Griffith was placed on the Re-       loss of Pro Bowler Owen Daniels to a season-ending knee
serve/Injured List. Corcoran played in 51 career games for     injury in Houston’s Week 8 win at Buffalo in 2009. Daniels
Rutgers with 21 starts, totaling 29 receptions for 262 yards   was on pace for a career year, with 40 catches for 519
and three touchdowns.                                          yards and five touchdowns through eight games. In four
                                                               seasons, he has caught 207 passes for 2,501 yards and 15
                    WIDE RECEIVERS                             touchdowns. He and Anthony Hill are both on the active
  The Texans receiving corps, led by All-Pro Andre John-       Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) List heading into the
son, continues to be one of the deepest and most danger-       preseason opener.
ous groups in the NFL. Johnson led the league in receiv-         The loss of Daniels certainly affected the offense but was
ing yards for the second consecutive year with 1,569 and       lessened as Joel Dreessen emerged as a viable receiv-
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played in all 16 games for the second straight season and          Duane Brown, Houston’s first-round pick in 2008, has
caught 26 passes for 320 yards and a touchdown. Since            started all 32 games of his career at left tackle. After split-
joining the Texans in 2007, Dreessen has caught 41 passes        ting reps as a rookie, Brown played nearly every offensive
for 452 yards and three touchdowns.                              snap in 2009, missing only a few series in the second half
  Second-year TE James Casey is sure-handed option with          at St. Louis (12/20) in Week 15.
with surprising speed. Casey has the ability to line up any-       At RT, Eric Winston has started 55 consecutive games
where on the field and caught six passes for 64 yards in         for the Texans. Winston, a third-round pick in the 2006
his rookie year.                                                 draft, has started every game over the last three seasons
  Hill caught one pass while serving as the team’s primary       and is widely considered one of the best right tackles in
blocking tight end before his rookie year was cut short          the league.
when he was placed on injured reserve with a left knee             Fifth-year veteran Rashad Butler was the primary back-
injury on December 15.                                           up at both tackle spots in 2009. Butler has played in nine
  The Texans added a pair of tigt ends in the offseason          career games.
with third-year free agent Derek Fine and fourth-round             One veteran newcomer who could help in multiple areas
draft pick Garrett Graham. Fine is a third-year player who       is G Wade Smith. Smith played the majority of his snaps
started 11 of the 18 games he played in the two previous         with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-09) at right guard and
seasons in Buffalo, compiling 19 career receptions for 158       center and worked primarily at tackle with the New York
yards and a touchdown.                                           Jets (2006-07). The former third-round selection of Miami
  Graham set a Wisconsin school record for tight ends            in 2003 has played in 74 career games with 34 starts.
with 16 career touchdown receptions to go along with               After spending the 2008 and 2009 seasons on the Texans
121 catches and 1,492 yards. He started 33-of-40 games           practice squad, T Adam Stenavich is looking to make a
played for Wisconsin and earned First Team All-Big Ten           roster for the first time in his career.
Conference selections as a junior and senior.                      Three rookies will also vie for a roster spot on the line. G
                                                                 Shelley Smith was taken in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL
                       OFFENSIVE LINE                            Draft and a two-time All-Mountain West Coference selec-
  The Texans offensive line has paved the way for the most       tion at Colorado State. Undrafted free agent tackles Steve
prolific season in franchise history and helped Houston’s        Maneri (Temple) and Cole Pemberton (Colorado State) are
passing attack lead the league, averaging 290.9 yards per        also competing for a spot on the roster.
game. Inuries to key players in the unit in 2009 have result-
ed in increased depth heading into 2010. Every returning
Texans lineman has starting experience.
  Despite the injuries and, at times, inexperience of the line
in 2009, it allowed just 25 sacks on the season, which was
the second-lowest total in team history.
  Fifth-year veteran Chris Myers has started 32 straight
games at center and returns to lead the calls on the line
for the Texans. Brett Helms spent his rookie season on the
Texans practice squad and will compete for a roster spot
at training camp.
  Mike Brisiel is coming off a left foot injury that placed
him on injured reserve in 2009 and cost him the final 11
games after he started the first five at right guard.
  Sixth-year veteran Chris White moved into the starting
lineup after Brisiel was placed on the reserve/injured list.
White served as the primary backup at center and guard
early in the season and has seen action in 20 games with
eight starts over the last two seasons.
  Versatile lineman Antoine Caldwell has the ability to
play any of the three interior line positions and made three
starts at right guard during his rookie campaign and saw
action in 11 total games a year ago.
  Kasey Studdard, the team’s sixth-round pick in the 2007
draft, made his first career start in Week 3 vs. Jacksonville
(9/27) following Chester Pitts’ season-ending injury and
started the remaining 14 games.                                  Chris Myers has started each of the last 32 games at cen-
                                                                 ter for the Texans.

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              ANDRE TOPS THEM ALL                                                 ALWAYS OPEN
 WR Andre Johnson has averaged 77.9 yards per game                WR Andre Johnson has been an integral part of the Tex-
through his stellar career. His career average is thehigh-      ans offense ever since the team drafted him third overall
est in NFL history among players with at least 100 games        in 2003. Johnson has averaged 5.75 receptions per game
played.                                                         in his career, the third-highest average in NFL history.
                                                                  Since head coach Gary Kubiak was hired in 2006, John-
   MOST RECIEVING YARDS PER GAME, NFL HISTORY                   son is averaging 6.65 catches per game, which would be
               (Minimum 100 games played)                       the most in NFL history.
Player                 G   Rec      Yds   TD YPG
Andre Johnson*       102    587    7,948  42 77.9                            MOST RECEPTIONS PER GAME,
Randy Moss*          186    926 14,465 148   77.8                                      NFL HISTORY
Torry Holt*          173    920 13,382    74 77.4                                (Minimum 450 receptions)
Marvin Harrison      190 1,102 14,580 128    76.7               Player                   G Rec     Yds Avg Rec/Gm
Jerry Rice           303 1,549 22,895 197    75.6               Anquan Boldin*          95 586 7,520 12.8     6.17
* indicates active players                                      Marvin Harrison        190 1,102 14,580 13.2  5.80
                                                                Andre Johnson*         102 587 7,948 13.5     5.75
                                                                Larry Fitzgerald*       92 523 7,067 13.5     5.68
               THE NEW “FLASH 80”                               Torry Holt             173 920 13,382 14.5    5.32
                                                                * indicates active players
  WR Andre Johnson led the NFL in both receptions and
receiving yards in 2008 with 115 catches for 1,575 yards.
When the 2009 season concluded, Johnson found himself                         THE NEW “FLASH 80”
back on top of the league with 1,569 yards and tied for third
in receptions with 101.                                          According to ESPN Stats & Information, WR Andre John-
  Johnson joined Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the only           son is tied for the third-most games with at least 10 re-
receivers since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to lead the          ceptions and 100 yards receiving by an NFL player since
league in yards in back-to-back seasons. Rice did so in         the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Only future Hall of Fame WRs
1989-90 and again from 1993-95.                                 Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison had more. Johnson is tied
                                                                with another future Hall of Famer, Tim Brown.
        LEADING THE NFL IN RECEIVING YARDS,
              BACK-TO-BACK SEASONS                                           MOST CAREER GAMES WITH
Player            Year     Rec    Yds Avg TD                            10+ CATCHES & 100+ YARDS SINCE 1970
Andre Johnson     2009     101 1,569 15.5    9                  Player          Career GP    10-100 Gms     Pct
Andre Johnson     2008     115 1,575 13.7    8                  Jerry Rice            303            15 4.95%
Jerry Rice        1995     122 1,848 15.1   15                  Marvin Harrison       190            14 7.37%
Jerry Rice        1994     112 1,499 13.4   13                  Andre Johnson         102            13 12.75%
Jerry Rice        1993      98 1,503 15.3   15                  Tim Brown             255            13 5.10%
Jerry Rice        1990     100 1,502 15.0   13
Jerry Rice        1989      82 1,483 18.1   17
                                                                            DOMINANT VS. THE NFC
                                                                 In 25 career games against NFC teams, WR Andre John-
                THE 1,500-1,500 CLUB                            son has caught 164 passes for 2,295 yards and 16 touch-
                                                                downs against. His average of 91.8 yards per game since
 WR Andre Johnson finished the 2009 season with 1,569
                                                                2003 is more than eight yards higher per game than any
yards on 101 receptions to join former Indianapolis WR
                                                                other player in the NFL in that time span.
Marvin Harrison (2001-02) as the only players to have
back-to-back 1,500-yard receiving seasons.
                                                                           MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME
                                                                               VS. NFC OPPONENTS, 2003-09
 NFL RECEIVERS WITH 1,500 YARDS IN BACK-TO-BACK
                                                                Player, Tm               G Rec   Yds TD          YPG
                    SEASONS
                                                                A. Johnson, HOU         25 164 2,295 16          91.8
Player           Year     Rec    Yds Avg TD
                                                                C. Ochocinco, CIN       28 161 2,332 17          83.3
Andre Johnson    2009      101 1,569 15.5    9
                                                                B. Marshall, DEN        14 69 1,158      7       82.7
Andre Johnson    2008      115 1,575 13.7    8
                                                                T. Holt, JAX            75 463 6,193 42          82.6
Marvin Harrison  2002      143 1,722 12.0   11
                                                                L. Fitzgerald, ARZ      67 401 5,466 42          81.6
Marvin Harrison  2001      109 1,524 14.0   15

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       COMING UP BIG IN THE DIVISION                                      SCHAUB-TO-JOHNSON
 WR Andre Johnson has has made a habit of playing well        Andre Johnson has been arguably the most dominant re-
against AFC South opponents under head coach Gary Ku-       ceiver in the NFL since head coach Gary Kubiak was hired
biak. Johnson’s average of 85.4 yards per game against      in 2006. Johnson’s production really exploded, however,
divisional opponents leads all NFL receivers since 2006.    when QB Matt Schaub took charge in 2007.
His average of 6.33 receptions per game in the division       In the three previous seasons, Johnson has averaged
ranks third.                                                97.4 yards per game. In the four seasons prior to Schaub’s
                                                            arrival, Johnson averaged just 64.8 yards per game.
           MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME
            VS. DIVISION OPPONENTS, 2006-09                           ANDRE JOHNSON, 2003-06 VS. 2007-09
Player, Tm.           G Rec   Yds    YPG Rec/Gm             Seasons            G Rec Yds      Avg TD YPG
A. Johnson, HOU 21 133 1,793          85.4  6.33            2003-06           61 311 3,953    12.7 17 64.8
L. Fitzgerald, ARZ 24 159 2,030       84.6  6.63            2007-09           41 276 3,995    14.5 25 97.4
R. Wayne, IND        24 139 2,006     83.6  5.79
S. Smith, CAR        22 118 1,738     79.0  5.36              Johnson has caught 42 touchdown passes in his career,
W. Welker, NE        23 151 1,729     75.2  6.57            including a career-high nine in 2009. Schaub has account-
                                                            ed for 18 of them, which is more than any other Texans
               MOST RECEPTIONS PER GAME                     quarterback.
            VS. DIVISION OPPONENTS, 2006-09
Player, Tm.           G Rec   Yds    YPG Rec/Gm                  JOHNSON TOUCHDOWNS BY QUARTERBACK
L. Fitzgerald, ARZ 24 159 2,030       84.6  6.63            Quarterback                   Touchdowns
W. Welker, NE        23 151 1,729     75.2  6.57            Matt Schaub                            18
A. Johnson, HOU 21 133 1,793          85.4  6.33            David Carr                             13
A. Boldin, ARZ       21 124 1,577     75.1  5.90            Sage Rosenfels                          8
R. Wayne, IND        24 139 2,006     83.6  5.79            Tony Banks                              3


         ANDRE AT HOME IN RELIANT                                               ANDRE 7,000
 WR Andre Johnson has been dominant at Reliant Sta-          WR Andre Johnson’s 62 receiving yards against San
dium over in the last four-plus seasons. Since head coach   Francisco (10/25/09) pushed his career total to 7,013.
Gary Kubiak took over in 2006, Johnson has caught 201       Johnson became the 18th active player and the 106th
passes for 2,909 yards and 15 touchdowns in 29 home         player all-time to go over 7,000 career yards.
games.                                                       Johnson reached the milestone in his 93rd career game,
 Johnson’s average of 100.3 yards per game at home          which tied him with Cincinnati WR Chad Ochocinco for
is more than 15 yards higher than the next-best player,     seventh-fastest in NFL history to reach 7,000 yards.
Carolina WR Steve Smith, who averages 85.1 yards per
game at home.                                                         FASTEST RECEIVERS TO 7,000 YARDS,
                                                                                   NFL HISTORY
   MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME, 2006-09, HOME             Player                    Years Games      Career Yds
                   GAMES ONLY                               Lance Alworth#        1962-1972     72           10,266
Player, Tm.            G Rec   Yds TD YPG                   Torry Holt*           1999-2009     82           13,382
A. Johnson, HOU       29 201 2,909 15 100.3                 Randy Moss*           1998-2009     83           14,465
S. Smith, CAR         29 179 2,467 17 85.1                  Jerry Rice#           1984-2004     83           22,895
R. Wayne, IND         32 202 2,673 18 83.5                  Isaac Bruce*          1994-2009     88           15,208
L. Fitzgerald, ARZ    30 188 2,485 23 82.8                  Marvin Harrison       1996-2008     92           14,580
A. Boldin, ARZ        27 157 2,050 15 75.9                  Andre Johnson*        2003-2009     93            7,948
                                                            Chad Ochocinco* 2001-2009           93            9,952
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       COMING UP BIG IN THE DIVISION                                            80 IN THE TOP 100
 WR Andre Johnson has played in 57 games over the last         WR Andre Johnson has caught 587 passes for 7,948
four seasons under head coach Gary Kubiak. In that time,      yards and 42 touchdowns in his career. In Week 5 at Ari-
he has caught 379 passes for 5,142 yards and 30 touch-        zona in 2009, Johnson moved into the top 100 on the NFL’s
downs. Johnson’s 90.2 yards per game average is the best      all-time reception list. He finished the season in a tie for
in the league since 2006.                                     57th on the all-time list with Hall of Fame RB Marcus Allen.
                                                               Johnson is nine catches away from moving into the top
      MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME, 2006-09                  50 in NFL history heading into 2010 and ranks 80th on the
Player, Tm.            G Rec    Yds TD YPG                    all-time receiving yardage list.
Andre Johnson, HOU    57 379 5,142 30 90.2
Reggie Wayne, IND     64 372 5,229 35 81.7                                MOST RECEPTIONS, NFL HISTORY
Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ 60 362 4,878 41 81.3                    Rank Player                     G Rec       Yds YPG
Steve Smith, CAR      58 313 4,571 28 78.8                    48       Keith Byars          189 610 5,661 30.0
Anquan Boldin, ARZ    55 327 4,118 28 74.9                    49       Joe Horn             163 603 8,744 53.6
                                                              50t      Anthony Miller       155 595 9,148 59.0
 Since QB Matt Schaub joined the Texans, Johnson’s            50t      Sterling Sharpe      112 595 8,134 72.6
yards-per-game average is even more impressive. In 41         52       Curtis Conway        167 594 8,230 49.3
games over the last three seasons, Johnson has averaged       53t      Terry Glenn          137 593 8,823 64.4
97.4 yards per contest, nearly 14 yards higher than the       53t      Tony Martin          177 593 9,065 51.2
next-best average.                                            55       Harold Carmichael 182 590 8,985 49.4
                                                              56       Fred Biletnikoff#    190 589 8,974 47.2
      MOST RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME, 2007-09                  57t      Marcus Allen#        222 587 5,411 24.4
Player, Tm.            G Rec    Yds TD YPG                    57t      Andre Johnson*       102 587 7,948 77.9
Andre Johnson, HOU    41 276 3,995 25 97.4                    * indicates active players
Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ 47 293 3,932 35 83.7                    # indicates members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Reggie Wayne, IND     48 286 3,919 26 81.6
Brandon Marshall, DEN 46 307 3,710 23 80.7
Wes Welker, NE        46 346 3,688 15 80.2                                      80 IN THE TOP 100
                                                                WR Andre Johnson caught his 500th career pass in a
                                                              Week 2 win against Tennessee in 2009, his 88th career
              NO. 80 IN HIS FIRST 100                         game. Johnson was the second-fastest receiver in NFL
                                                              history to reach 500 receptions. He fell back to third on the
 WR Andre Johnson played in the 100th game of his ca-
                                                              list when, in Week 12, Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald caught
reer in Week 15 at St. Louis in 2009 and caught nine passes
                                                              his 500th career pass in his 87th career game.
for 196 yards. Johnson’s 576 receptions through the first
100 games of his career ranks third in NFL history. Only
                                                                        FASTEST RECEIVERS TO 500 CATCHES,
Marvin Harrison and Anquan boldin had more.
                                                                                     NFL HISTORY
                                                              Player                      Years         Games
         MOST RECEPTIONS, FIRST 100 CAREER
                                                              Anquan Boldin*           2003-2009           80
                  GAMES, NFL HISTORY
                                                              Larry Fitzgerald*        2004-2009           87
Player                   G Rec   Yds TD Rec./Gm
                                                              Andre Johnson*           2003-2009           88
Marvin Harrison        100 591 7,913 66     5.91
                                                              Lionel Taylor            1959-1968           89
Anquan Boldin*          94 583 7,482 45     6.20
                                                              Marvin Harrison          1996-2008           90
Andre Johnson*         100 576 7,812 41     5.76
                                                              Randy Moss*              1998-2009           93
Randy Moss*            100 549 8,640 84     5.49
                                                              * indicates active players
Torry Holt*            100 547 8,598 48     5.47
* indicates active players

                                                                       TOPPING THE CENTURY MARK
                                                               WR Andre Johnson has 31 career 100-yard games, 22
                                                              of which have come under head coach Gary Kubiak. The
                                                              Texans are 15-7 under Kubiak when Johnson tops 100 re-
                                                              ceiving yards, including a 4-2 in 2009.

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                 NO. 8 IN THE TOP 5                                       MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES, 2009
                                                               Player, Tm.        Att Cmp Yds TD INT            Rate
  QB Matt Schaub ranked in the top five among NFL quar-        D. Brees, NO       514 363 4,388 34 11           109.6
terbacks in six categories. Schaub set franchise records       B. Favre, MIN      531 363 4,202 33    7         107.2
with an NFL-best 4,770 yards passing and 29 touchdowns         P. Manning, IND    571 393 4,500 33 16            99.9
and 98.6 passer rating in 2009. In addition to leading the     A. Rodgers, GB     541 350 4,434 30    7         103.2
NFL passing yards he led in attempts (583) and comple-         M. Schaub, HOU     583 396 4,770 29 15            98.6
tions (396).
  Schaub’s 67.9 completion percentage was fourth in the
NFL, and he was fifth in yards per attempt (8.18) and touch-
down passes (29). His 98.6 passer rating ranked seventh.            SCHAUB AMONG ALL-TIME GREATS
                                                                 QB Matt Schaub was one of the elite quarterbacks in
          MATT SCHAUB, 2009 BY CATEGORY
                                                               the led the NFL with 4,770 passing yards in 2009 but also
Category            Stat    AFC Rank NFL Rank
                                                               rivaled the best single-season outputs in league history.
PASSING YARDS      4,770           1        1
                                                               Schaub became the first Texan to pass for more than
ATTEMPTS             583           1        1
                                                               4,000 yards in a season on his way to the sixth-highest
COMPLETIONS          396           1        1
                                                               single-season total in NFL history.
Completion Pct.     67.9           2        4
Yards per Attempt   8.18           3        5
                                                                   NFL ALL-TIME SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOTALS
Touchdown Passes      29           2        5
                                                               Player, Tm.         Year   Att Cmp    Yds Rate
Passer Rating       98.6           4        7
                                                               D. Marino, MIA      1984 564    362 5,084 108.9
                                                               D. Brees, NO        2008 635    413 5,069   96.2
             MOST PASSING YARDS, 2009
                                                               K. Warner, STL      2001 546    375 4,830 101.4
Player, Tm.        Att Cmp Yds TD INT Rate
                                                               T. Brady, NE        2007 578    398 4,806 117.2
M. Schaub, HOU     583 396 4,770 29 15 98.6
                                                               D. Fouts, SD        1981 609    360 4,802   90.6
P. Manning, IND    571 393 4,500 33 16 99.9
                                                               M. Schaub, HOU      2009 583    396 4,770   98.6
T. Romo, DAL       550 347 4,483 26   9 97.6
                                                               D. Marino, MIA      1986 623    378 4,746   92.5
A. Rodgers, GB     541 350 4,434 30   7 103.2
                                                               D. Culpepper, MIN   2004 548    379 4,717 110.9
T. Brady, NE       565 371 4,398 28 13 96.2
                                                               D. Fouts, SD        1980 589    348 4,715   84.7
                                                               W. Moon, HOU        1991 655    404 4,690   81.7
              MOST COMPLETIONS, 2009
Player, Tm.        Att Cmp Yds TD INT Rate
M. Schaub, HOU     583 396 4,770 29 15 98.6
P. Manning, IND    571 393 4,500 33 16 99.9                             HOUSTON’S AERIAL ASSAULT
T. Brady, NE       565 371 4,398 28 13 96.2
D. Brees, NO       514 363 4,388 34 11 109.6                     QB Matt Schaub led the NFL in passing yards with 4,770.
B. Favre, MIN      531 363 4,202 33  7 107.2                   His favorite target, All-Pro WR Andre Johnson, led the
                                                               league in receiving yards with 1,569. Schaub and Johnson
            HIGHEST COMPLETION PCT., 2009                      became just the eighth quarterback-receiver duo to do so
Player, Tm.            Att Cmp Pct     Yds         Rate        since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and the first since 1998.
D. Brees, NO           514 363 70.6 4,388          109.6
P. Manning, IND        571 393 68.8 4,500           99.9                  QB-WR COMBOS TO LEAD NFL IN
B. Favre, MIN          531 363 68.4 4,202          107.2               PASSING & RECEIVING YARDS, 1970-2009
M. Schaub, HOU         583 396 67.9 4,770           98.6       Tm., Year QB          Yards WR             Yards
B. Roethlisberger, PIT 506 337 66.6 4,328          100.5       HOU, 2009 M. Schaub    4,770 A. Johnson     1,569
                                                               GB, 1998 B. Favre      4,212 A. Freeman     1,424
            MOST YARDS PER ATTEMPT, 2009                       STL, 1987 N. Lomax     3,387 J.T. Smith     1,117
Player, Tm.            Att Cmp  Yds YPA            Rate        SD, 1982 D. Fouts      2,883 W. Chandler 1,032
P. Rivers, SD          486 317 4,254 8.75          104.4       SD, 1980 D. Fouts      4,715 J. Jefferson 1,340
B. Roethlisberger, PIT 506 337 4,328 8.55          100.5       BAL, 1976 B. Jones     3,104 R. Carr        1,112
D. Brees, NO           514 363 4,388 8.54          109.6       PHI,1973 R. Gabriel    3,219 H. Carmichael 1,116
A. Rodgers, GB         541 350 4,434 8.20          103.2       SF, 1970 J. Brodie     2,941 G. Washington 1,100
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               MATT ON THE MARK                                                   THE 300 CLUB
  QB Matt Schaub finished fourth in the league in comple-      QB Matt Schaub set the franchise single-season mark
tion percentage in 2009, hitting 67.9 percent of his at-      for most 300-yard games in 2008 with four. In 2009, he more
tempts. His completion percentage was at or above 70 in       than doubled that total, racking up a nine 300-yard games.
nine of the team’s 16 games to lead the NFL.                   Schaub’s nine 300-yard games in 2009 were tied for the
                                                              third-most in NFL history, trailing only Rich Gannon (2002)
         MOST 70%+ COMPLETION GAMES, 2009                     and Drew Brees (2008) who each had 10.
                                          Gms w/
Player, Tm             Att Cmp Pct.  Yds 70+ Pct                       MOST 300-YARD PASSING GAMES, 2009
M. Schaub, HOU         583 396 67.9 4,770      9              Player, Tm          Att Cmp    Yds TD 300 Gms
D. Brees, NO           514 363 70.6 4,388      8              M. Schaub, HOU      583 396 4,770 29        9
B. Roethlisberger, PIT 506 337 66.6 4,328      7              P. Manning, IND     571 393 4,500 33        9
P. Manning, IND        571 393 68.8 4,500      6              T. Brady, NE        565 371 4,398 28        7
A. Rodgers, GB         541 350 64.7 4,434      6              D. Brees, NO        514 363 4,388 34        7
B. Favre, MIN          531 363 68.4 4,202      6              T. Romo, DAL        550 347 4,483 26        7


     SCHAUB’S RECORD-BREAKING YEAR                                           THE BAYOU BOMBER
 QB Matt Schaub put together the most productive sea-          QB Matt Schaub has been one of the most accurate
son by a quarterback in Texans history and one of the best    quarterbacks in the NFL from 2007-09, completing 67.0
passing years in NFL history in 2009. Schaub threw for the    percent of his pass attempts. Schaub hasn’t just dinked
sixth-most yards in a year in league history and shattering   and dunked his way down the field, however.
virtually every Texans single-season passing mark.             Schaub has averaged 8.03 yards per pass attempt since
                                                              joining the Texans in 2007, which is the second-highest
             MATT SCHAUB’S 2009 SEASON                        in the league in that time. That average would rank fifth in
           COMPARED TO TEXANS RECORDS                         NFL history. Schaub’s overall career average of 7.85 yards
                              Previous   Schaub               per attempt is tied for ninth all-time.
Category                        Record     2009
Passing Yards          3,531 (Carr, ‘04)   4,770                      HIGHEST PASSING YARDS PER ATTEMPT,
Pass Attempts            466 (Carr, ‘04)     583                                    2007-09
Completions              302 (Carr, ‘06)     399              Player, Tm            Att Cmp    Yds YPA Rate
Touchdowns                 16 (Carr, 04)      29              Tom Brady, NE       1,154 776 9,280 8.04 106.6
Passer Rating        92.7 (Schab, ‘08)      98.6              Matt Schaub, HOU    1,252 839 10,054 8.03 94.2
Yards Per Attempt   8.00 (Schaub, ‘08)      8.18              Philip Rivers, SD   1,424 906 11,415 8.02 97.7
300-Yard Games         4 (Schaub, ‘08)         9              Tony Romo, DAL      1,520 958 12,142 7.99 95.7
                                                              Aaron Rodgers, GB   1,105 711 8,690 7.86 98.7

                NOT AN ANOMALY                                       HIGHEST PASSING YARDS PER ATTEMPT,
                                                                                    NFL HISTORY
  QB Matt Schaub completed 67.9 percent of his passes         Player                Att     Cmp Pct      Yds YPA
in 2009 to rank fourth in the NFL. It wasn’t a fluke. Since   Otto Graham#        1,565      872 55.7 13,499 8.63
entering the league in 2004, he has completed 65.3 percent    Sid Luckman#        1,744      904 51.8 14,686 8.42
of his passes which ranks third in NFL history.               Norm Van Brocklin# 2,895 1,553 53.6 23,611 8.16
                                                              Tony Romo*          1,857 1,178 63.4 15,045 8.10
          HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE,                      Matt Schaub**       1,252      839 67.0 10,054 8.03
             NFL HISTORY (MIN. 1,000 ATT.)                    Ben Roethlisberger*2,411 1,526 63.3 19,302 8.01
Player                 Att   Cmp      Yds          Pct.       Steve Young#        4,149 2,667 64.3 33,124 7.98
Chad Pennington*     2,469 1,631 17,804            66.1       Kurt Warner*        4,070 2,666 65.5 32,344 7.95
Kurt Warner*         4,070 2,666 32,344            65.5       Ed Brown            1,987      949 47.8 15,600 7.85
Matt Schaub*         1,413    923 11,087           65.3       Bart Starr#         3,149 1,808 57.4 24,718 7.85
Peyton Manning*      6,531 4,232 50,128            64.8       * Active players.
Drew Brees*          4,164 2,697 30,646            64.8       ** As Texans starter only (2007-2009).
* Active players.                                             # Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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    SCHAUB MAKING HIMSELF AT HOME                                         AT HOME ON THE ROAD
 QB Matt Schaub has been outstanding within the friendly      QB Matt Schaub has been outstanding on the road in 2008
confines of Reliant Stadium ever since he joined the Tex-    and 2009. In 13 road starts since 2008, he has completed
ans in 2007. Schaub has a 12-6 record with a passer rating   67.3 percent of his passes and has thrown for 3,778 yards
of 98.6 in 18 home starts.                                   and 19 touchdowns. Schaub’s average of 290.6 yards per
                                                             game on the road is the best in the NFL in that time.
        MATT SCHAUB IN HOME STARTS, 2007-09
Game, Date    W/L Att Cmp Yds TD INT Rate                               MOST PASSING YARDS PER GAME,
NE, 1/3/10      W 39 24 303          2   192.1 SEA,                          ROAD STARTS, 2008-09
12/13/09        W 39 29 365          2   1 109.5             Player, Tm          Att Cmp Yds TD INT           YPG
IND, 11/29/09    L 42 31 284         2   2 87.8              M. Schaub, HOU     477 321 3,778 19 15          290.6
TEN, 11/23/09    L 39 25 305         2   0 105.2             D. Brees, NO       589 383 4,341 25 19          289.4
SF, 10/25/09    W 30 20 264          2   0 116.5             T. Romo, DAL       467 293 3,713 18 11          285.6
OAK, 10/4/09    W 22 11 224          1   1 82.4              P. Manning, IND    530 364 4,071 33 17          271.4
JAX, 9/27/09     L 35 26 300         3   1 116.4             A. Rodgers, GB     500 304 4,019 28 13          267.9
NYJ, 9/13/09     L 33 18 166         0   1 55.9
CHI, 12/28/08   W 36 27 328          2   0 121.1               Schaub guided the Texans to a franchise-record 5-3 road
TEN, 12/14/08   W 39 23 284          1   0 90.1              record in 2009. In Houston’s eight away games, Schaub
CIN, 10/26/08   W 28 24 280          3   0 144               passed for 2,273 yards and 13 touchdowns with only seven
DET, 10/19/08   W 31 26 267          2   0 124.1             interceptions. That equates to a passer rating of 100.6.
MIA, 10/12/08   W 42 22 379          1   2 71.4
NO, 11/18/07    W 33 21 293          2   0 112.3                        MATT SCHAUB ON THE ROAD, 2009
TEN, 10/21/07    L    9    5 23      0   0 60.9              Opponent, Date       Att Cmp Yds TD INT         Rate
MIA, 10/7/07    W 34 20 294          0   1 74.9              @ Tennessee, 9/20     39 25 357 4       0       127.8
IND, 9/23/07     L 33 27 236         1   2 81.3              @ Arizona, 10/11      50 35 371 2       1        96.3
KC, 9/9/07      W 22 16 225          1   1 101.5             @ Cincinnati, 10/18   40 28 392 4       1       124.2
AVERAGES      12-6 32.6 21.9 267.8 1.5 0.7 98.6              @ Buffalo, 11/1       34 25 268 0       2        71.7
                                                             @ Indianapolis, 11/8 43 32 311 1        2        82.6
 Schaub has completed 67.9 percent of his passes and         @ Jacksonville, 12/6 27 19 207 1        1        89.6
has averaged 267.8 yards per game at home, which ranks       @ St. Louis, 12/20    40 28 367 1       0       107.0
fourth among NFL passers in that time span.                  TOTALS               273 192 2,273 13   7       100.6

     PASSING YARDS PER GAME AT HOME, 2007-09
Player, Tm        Att Cmp Pct    Yds      YPG                     SCHAUB’S GAME-WINNING DRIVES
D. Brees, NO      866 603 69.6 7,307     304.5
T. Brady, NE      604 413 68.4 4,765     280.3                QB Matt Schaub has led the Texans on five game-win-
K. Warner, ARZ    820 550 67.1 6,205     269.8               ning drive since joining the Texans in 2007. Each of them
M. Schaub, HOU    586 395 67.4 4,820     267.8               have lasted seven or more plays and have covered at least
T. Romo, DAL      746 465 62.3 6,103     265.3               59 yards.

                                                                       SCHAUB’S GAME-WINNING DRIVES
          MATT MOVING THE CHAINS                             Game, Date      Score Plays Yards Time          Final
                                                             @ STL, 12/20/09 13-13     7    81  3:31         16-13
  QB Matt Schaub passed for 230 of the team’s 340 total      @ TEN, 9/20/09 31-31      9    63  4:15         34-31
first downs (67.6 percent). His 230 passing first downs      @ GB, 12/7/08 21-21       9    75  1:49         24-21
were the second-most in the NFL this season.                 MIA, 10/12/08 23-28      12    76  1:42         29-28
                                                             MIA, 10/7/07    19-19     8    59  1:32         22-19
          MOST PASSING FIRST DOWNS, 2009
Player, TM         Att Cmp Yds TD INT              1st       Schaub has also led one drive that tied a game and forced
P. Manning, IND   571 393 4,500 33 16              237       overtime.
M. Schaub, HOU    583 396 4,770 29 15              230
T. Brady, NE      565 371 4,398 28 13              214                   SCHAUB’S GAME-TYING DRIVE
B. Favre, MIN     531 363 4,202 33     7           211       Game, Date     Score Plays Yards Time Final
D. Brees, NO      514 363 4,388 34 11              210       @ JAX, 9/28/08 24-27     9    53    1:47 27-30

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               D.A.’s CAREER YEAR                                     HOUSTON’S BIG-PLAY THREAT
 WR David Anderson, a seventh-round pick out of Colo-         When the Texans drafted WR Jacoby Jones in 2008,
rado State, played his way from the practice squad onto      his combination of size and speed made him an immedi-
the 53-man roster as a rookie and has never looked back.     ate threat on punt returns. He burst onto the scene in his
 In 2009, Anderson was vital to the offense, particularly    rookie year, averaging 9.5 yards per return, but struggled
after Pro Bowl TE Owen Daniels was lost for the remain-      to find playing time on offense.
der of the year with a knee injury in Week 8 at Buffalo.      In 2009, Jones emerged as a legitimate deep threat in
Anderson’s 38 receptions and 370 yards in 2009 were both     the passing game, averaging 16.2 yards per catch while
career highs.                                                posting career highs in receptions (27), yards (437) and
                                                             touchdowns (6).
       DAVID ANDERSON, YEAR BY YEAR                           Jones averaged a touchdown per every 4.5 catches in
Season GP/GS   Rec   Yds     Avg Lg                TD        2009, which was the best ratio in the NFL.
2006      9/0    1     27    27.0 27                0
2007      8/0   12   131     10.9 24                1                  RECEPTIONS PER TOUCHDOWN, 2009
2008     16/1   19   241     12.7 65                2        Player, Tm.      Rec    Yds   Avg TD Rec/TD
2009     16/8   38   370      9.7 27                0        J. Jones, HOU     27    437   16.2  6    4.50
TOTALS   49/9   70   769     11.0 65                3        R. Meachem, NO 45       722   16.0  9    5.00
                                                             V. Shiancoe, MIN 56     566   10.1 11    5.09
 Anderson posted four of his six highest reception totals    R. Williams, DAL  38    596   15.7  7    5.43
and three of his five highest yardage totals in 2009         B. Watson, NE     29    404   13.9  5    5.80

           DAVID ANDERSON’S BEST GAMES
Opponent, Date      Rec     Yds     Avg Lg         TD
TEN, 11/23/09          5      52    10.4 15         0
@ STL, 12/20/09        5      34     6.8 10         0
SEA, 12/13/09          4      49    12.3 27         0
TEN, 10/21/07          4      45    11.3 24         1
BAL, 11/9/08           4      46    11.5 22         0
@ JAX, 12/6/09         4      39     9.8 15         0
RED indicates games played in 2009.



          MATT MOVING THE CHAINS
 WR Kevin Walter has emerged as one of the most reli-
able pass-catching threats in the league since joining the
Texans in 2006, and particularly over the last three sea-
sons. Since 2007, Walter has averaged 59.3 catches for
770 yards and five touchdowns per season.
 Walter is also closing in on second place on the fran-
chise’s all-time receiving yardage list. He trails TE Owen
Daniels by just 31 yards.

         HOUSTON TEXANS ALL-TIME LEADERS
             CAREER RECEIVING YARDS
Player        Seasons    Rec    Yds Avg            TD
A. Johnson     2003-09    587 7,948 13.5           42
O. Daniels     2006-09    207 2,501 12.1           15
K. Walter      2006-09    195 2,470 12.7           15
J. Gaffney     2002-05    171 2,009 11.7            7
D. Williams    2003-05    154 1,276 8.3             5
                                                             WR Jacoby Jones emerged as a deep threat at receiver in
                                                             2009 and hauled in the game-winning touchdown catch in
                                                             the season finale against New England.
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             2009 DEFENSIVE REVIEW                                   DEFENSE POSITION-BY-POSITION
  Houston’s defense in 2009 took on a new look thanks to                           DEFENSIVE ENDS
the addition of new defensive coordinator Frank Bush.           Leading the way on the defensive line once again is DE
Bush was promoted from his previous post as senior de-        Mario Williams, who earned his second consecutive trip
fensive assistant on January 13.                              to the Pro Bowl in 2009. Williams finished the year with 9.0
  The 2009 marked Bush’s first opportunity to call plays on   sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits, two forced
defense and the results were generally positive. After a      fumbles and a fumble recovery. Williams is the franchise’s
rough start in the first three games, the Texans defense      career sack leader with 39.5.
made a tremendous turnaround. From Week 4 onward,               Williams had more help than ever when it came to rush-
Houston ranked fourth in the league in total defense and      ing the passer in 2009, thanks to the addition of DE Antonio
ninth in scoring defense.                                     Smith, who joined the Texans as a free agent last year
  One of the biggest keys to any successful defense is        after helping the Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII.
a strong group of leaders, and the Texans defense is in       Smith is a physical end who often slid inside on passing
great hands with co-captains LB DeMeco Ryans and DE           downs and tied for second on the team with 4.5 sacks,
Mario Williams. The Pro Bowl duo were the first two draft     which was the second-highest total of his career.
picks by head coach Gary Kubiak and have been the heart         A second-round draft pick in 2009, DE Connor Barwin
and soul of the defense from Day One. Ryans is the fran-      ended the season tied with Smith for second on the team
chise’s all-time leading tackler with 518 career stops and    with 4.5. His 4.5 sacks were the second-most by a rookie
Williams owns the franchise career sack record with 39.5.     in team history.
  Williams was joined by a new face on the other end of         Tim Bulman set a career high with 18 tackles and made
the line in 2009. DE Antonio Smith joined the Texans as a     his second career start when he opened Houston’s Week
free agent after helping the Arizona Cardinals come within    2 game at Tennessee last year and will enter his fourth
seconds of winning the Super Bowl XLIII. Smith tied for       NFL season.
second on the team with 4.5 sacks in 2009.                      A rookie free agent a year ago, Tim Jamison saw action
  On the inside, the combination of third-year DT Amobi       in six games and was inactive for five others after being
Okoye and free agent DT Shaun Cody helped the Texans          signed to the active roster on October 6, and finished the
tie for 10th in rushing defense and second against the run    season with two tackles.
after Week 4.                                                   Second-year DE Jesse Nading has split time between
  Ryans had an additional duty in 2009 on top of merely       the Texans practice squad and active roster since 2008,
calling the defense: he had to teach a rookie linebacker      playing in six games that season and one game in 2009.
the nuances of the game and Brian Cushing, the team’s           Also looking to make the roster will be Pannel Egboh,
first-round draft pick, was a model student.                  who was signed to the Texans practice squad late in 2009,
  Cushing led the team with 133 tackles and had four          and undrafter rookie free agent Mitch Unrein. Unrein was
sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. His         a three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at
play earned him a slew of honors, including AP Defensive      Wyoming.
Rookie of the Year, second-team AP All-Pro, a spot in the
Pro Bowl, two AFC Defensive Player of the Week awards
and two NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors.
  The secondary was led by SS Bernard Pollard, who add-
ed a physical presence on the back end after signing with
the Texans on September 24. Pollard tied for the team lead
with four interceptions and scored two touchdowns - one
on a fumble recovery and another on a 70-yard intercep-
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                                                              DE Antonio Smith recorded 4.5 sacks in his first season
                                                              as a Texan in 2009.
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  Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye bounced back from a dis-          The Texans linebacking corps will be anchored once
appointing second season and became a more consistent          again by fifth-year MLB DeMeco Ryans. Ryans is the cap-
contributor in 2009. He started all 16 games for the first     tain and unquestioned leader of the defense, and earned
time in his career and set a career high with 38 tackles,      his second trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2009 season.
including 26 solo stops and added 1.5 sacks. Despite it be-    He finished second on the team with 123 total tackles, and
ing his third year in the NFL, Okoye was still the youngest    his 93 solo stops led the team. He became the first player
player on the Texans roster in 2009 at 22 years .              in franchise history to record 500 career tackles in Week
  Houston bolstered the interior of the line by signing        15 of 2009, leads in the NFL with 403 solo tackles since
Shaun Cody away from Detroit as a free agent in 2009. A        2006 and has registered 10 or more tackles in 22 of his 64
second-round pick by the Lions in 2005, Cody has played        career games.
in 67 games with 25 starts in his career and recorded 21         Special teams standout and ninth-year veteran Kevin
tackles, including 12 solo stops, and 0.5 sacks in his first   Bentley once again worked as Ryans’ top backup in the
season as a Texan.                                             middle last season. Bentley also started the final seven
  DelJuan Robinson saw action in 11 games and reg-             games of the 2008 season at SAM linebacker after Zac
istered four tackles, including three solos in his second      Diles broke his leg and started seven of the final eight
season as a pro in 2009.                                       games. In 2009, he was voted a co-captain for the special
  Third-year tackle Frank Okam saw action in three games       teams and led the team for the second consecutive sea-
in his sophomore campaign in 2009. The biggest of the          son with 20 special teams tackles.
Texans defensive linemen at 6-5, 346, Okam spent the             The biggest addition to the defense last season was
majority of last year working on the scout team defense        rookie Brian Cushing, Houston’s first-round pick (15th
imitating the opposition’s best interior lineman.              overall) in the 2009 draft. Cushing started every game his
  The Texans bolstered their line in the 2010 NFL Draft, se-   rookie season and led the team and finished second in
lecting Arizona’s Earl Mitchell in the third round. Mitchell   the AFC with 133 tackles. He also had four interceptions,
started his collegiate career as a tight end/H-back before     two forced fumbles, a safety and 4.0 sacks. His outstand-
switching to defensive tackle, where he started the final      ing play landed him a slew of awards and honors, includ-
25 games of his career and earned All-Pac 10 honors.           ing AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, PFWA Rookie of the
  Malcolm Sheppard rounds out the defensive tackle             Year, second-team AP All-Pro and a spot in the Pro Bowl.
corps. Sheppard, an undrafted free agent from the Uni-         He was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week and NFL
versity of Arkansas, started 38 games and earned All-SEC       Defensive Rookie of the Month twice each.
honors twice for the Razorbacks.                                 WLB Zac Diles rebounded from a broken leg that ended
                                                               his 2008 campaign to play in all 16 games for the first time
                                                               in his career and finished with 61 tackles, including 45 solo
                                                               stops, and seven tackles for loss in 2009.
                                                                 Third-year linebacker Xavier Adibi played in all 16 games
                                                               in a reserve role and finished with three total tackles in
                                                               2009. He was also a strong contributor on special teams,
                                                               adding eight tackles and a forced fumble.
                                                                 Darnell Bing, a 2006 fourth-round draft pick of the Oak-
                                                               land Raiders, spent time on the Texans practice squad in
                                                               2009 and will look to make the roster in training camp.
                                                                 Three linebackers were added to the fray through the
                                                               draft and free agency in the offseason. Eleventh-year vet-
                                                               eran Danny Clark, back for his second stint with the Tex-
                                                               ans, brings playoff experience and the knowledge from
                                                               playing in 154 career games, 93 of which he started. Clark
                                                               spent the 2009 season with the New York Giants, where
                                                               he started 11 games, before signing with the Texans as an
                                                               unrestricted free agent.
                                                                 New to the Texans are fourth-round draft pick Darryl
                                                               Sharpton and undrafted rookie free agent Isaiah Green-
                                                               house from Northwestern State. Sharpton started 30 of
                                                               the 52 games he played at the University of Miami at three
                                                               different linebacking positions.
DT Amobi Okoye started all 16 games for the first time in
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                       CORNERBACKS                             one interception. He also scored his first career touch-
  A fourth-round draft pick in 2009, Glover Quin moved into    down in the 2009 season opener on a 48-yard fumble re-
the starting lineup in Week 4 vs. Oakland (10/4) and started   turn for touchdown.
12 games in 2009. Quin finished fourth on the team with          Bernard Pollard joined the Texans as free agent in the
64 tackles and had a team-high 11 passes defensed in his       third week of 2009 and finished third on the team with a
rookie campaign.                                               career-high 102 tackles and tied for the team lead with
  Jacques Reeves suffered a broken fibula in the first week    four interceptions to go along with 1.5 sacks. He notched
of 2009 training camp which sidelined him for the first two    a career-high two interceptions in Week 9 at Indianapolis
games of last year, but he quickly played his way back into    (11/8) and scored his second career touchdown in Week
shape. Reeves intercepted one pass and finished 2009           13 vs. Seattle (12/13) on a 70-yard interception return for
with 28 tackles and seven passes defensed while playing        touchdown.
primarily as the nickel back.                                    Troy Nolan, who was taken in the seventh round of the
  Fred Bennett played in 10 games in 2009 with three           2009 draft by the Texans, missed his entire rookie season
starts and finished the year with 15 tackles and one pass      due to a broken arm suffered in the first preseason game
defensed. In his career, Bennett has played in 40 games        of last season.
with 17 starts and has intercepted five passes, forced four      Undrafted rookie free agents Nick Polk and Torri Wil-
fumbles and recovered one.                                     liams round out the Texans safeties. Polk started 40 ca-
  Another rookie a year ago, Brice McCain, a sixth-round       reer games at Indiana University, including 31 at safety,
draft pick in 2009, played a vital role in the team’s pass     and totaled 179 career tackles and five interceptions. Wil-
defense. McCain played in all 16 games with two starts         liams was a two-time All-Big 10 selection at Purdue and
and had 11 solo tackles, three passes defensed and an          led the Boilermakers in tackles in 2009.
interception.
  Mark Parson was signed to the Texans active roster last
November and was inactive for the final six games of the
year. Parson went through training camp with the Texans
and spent the first two weeks of the season on the prac-
tice squad before joining the New Orleans Saints practice
squad and eventually returning to Houston.
  Antwaun Molden excelled on special teams as a rookie
in 2008 but has seen each of his two seasons cut short by
injury. Molden has played in 18 games and was selected
to USA Today’s All-Joe Team in 2008.
  Houston’s cornerbacks might be the personnel group
affected the most by the 2010 draft. The Texans selected
Kareem Jackson in the first round with the 20th overall se-
lection following his junior season with 2009 BCS National
Champion Alabama. He returned his lone interception of
2009 79 yards but had 13 pass breakups and 49 tackles
during Alabama’s national championship run.
  The Texans also selected Northwestern University CB
Sherrick McManis in the fifth round of the draft. McManis
has been lauded for his tremendous football instincts and
fought through injury his senior season at NU to earn the
team’s Defensive MVP honor.

                         SAFETIES
  Veteran FS Eugene Wilson fought through a knee injury
suffered in a 2009 preseason game for nine games before
before a foot injury ended his season prematurely. Wilson
finished the season with 29 tackles and two interceptions.
  Second-year safety Dominique Barber took advantage
of the opportunity when Wilson went down and started a
career-high four games before seeing his season cut one
game short due to a hamstring injury in 2009. Barber fin-
ished the year with 25 tackles, four passes defensed and       SS Bernard Pollard posted a career-best 102 tackles and
                                                               tied for the team lead with four interceptions in 2009.

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                    SUPER MARIO                                       HOME IS WHERE THE SACKS ARE
  Texans DE Mario Williams has played as well as any             DE Mario Williams has been one of the most dangerous
defensive player in the league over the last three years.      sack specialists in the NFL over the last four seasons, with
Williams is averaging nearly a sack per game over the          39.5 career sacks. Williams has been even more danger-
last three seasons with 35.0 sacks in 48 games, including      ous at Reliant Stadium.
seven multi-sack games.                                          Williams has 26.0 sacks in 32 career home games. In 32
  Williams’ sack total is the third-highest in the NFL over    career games on the road, Williams has 13.5 sacks. Wil-
the last three seasons, and his average of 0.73 sacks per      liams has also forced seven fumbles at home as compared
game is tied for third.                                        to two on the road, and two of his three career fumble re-
                                                               coveries have come in Houston.
                 MOST SACKS, 2007-2009
Player, Team           Games Sacks           Sacks/Gm                     MARIO WILLIAMS, HOME VS. AWAY
DeMarcus Ware, DAL        48     45.0             0.94         Location      Gms Sacks      Yds FF FR               TD
Jared Allen, MIN          46     44.5             0.97         Home            32    26.0 167.5    7  2              1
Mario Williams, HOU       48     35.0             0.73         Away            32    13.5   69.5   2  1              0
Elvis Dumervil, DEN       48     34.5             0.72
James Harrison, PIT       47     34.5             0.73



         GETTING INTO THE BACKFIELD                                   STACKING UP WITH THE GREATS
  DE Mario Williams is one of the most disruptive pass          DE Mario Williams has recorded 38.5 sacks through 63
rushers in the NFL, with 35.0 sacks over the last three sea-   career games. His sack total through his first four seasons
sons. What makes Williams special is that he is equally        puts him on par with some of the NFL’s all-time elite pass
adept at playing the run. His 16.5 tackles for loss since      rushers.
2007 are the second-most by an AFC defensive lineman.           Williams’ 39.5 sacks are more than Kevin Greene, Chris
  Williams’ 51.5 total negative plays (sacks and tackles for   Doleman and Michael Strahan each had in their first four
loss) since 2007 are the fourth-most in the NFL and are the    NFL seasons.
most among AFC defenders.                                       Bruce Smith had 44.5 sacks in his first four seasons en
                                                               route to a league-record 200 career sacks. Reggie White
             MOST NEGATIVE PLAYS, 2007-09                      had an amazing 70.0 sacks in his first four years, though it
Player, Team              G Sacks TFL              Total       bears noting that he played two seasons in the USFL prior
Jared Allen, MIN         46    44.5 22.5            67.0       to joining the NFL.
DeMarcus Ware, DAL       48    45.0 16.5            61.5
Trent Cole, PHI          48    34.0 24.5            58.5                 TOP FIVE, NFL ALL-TIME SACK LIST:
Mario Williams, HOU      48    35.0 16.5            51.5                 SACKS IN FIRST FOUR NFL SEASONS
James Harrison, PIT      47    34.5 16.5            51.0       Player               Career       1st 4 Yrs        Total
                                                               Reggie White         1985-2000         70.0        198.0
              MOST NEGATIVE PLAYS BY                           Bruce Smith          1985-2003         44.5        200.0
           AFC DEFENSIVE LINEMEN, 2007-09                      Mario Williams       2006-2009         39.5         39.5
Player, Team               G Sacks TFL         Total           Kevin Greene         1985-1999         30.0        160.0
Mario Williams, HOU       48    35.0 16.5       51.5           Chris Doleman        1985-1999         22.5        150.5
Dwight Freeney, IND       38    27.5 7.5        35.0           Michael Strahan      1993-2007         18.0        141.5
Aaron Schobel, BUF        37    17.5 14.0       31.5
Albert Haynesworth, TEN* 27     14.5 13.5       28.0
Kyle Vanden Bosch, TEN    42    19.5 8.5        28.0
* Haynesworth signed with Washington in 2009 offsea-
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                   THE TOP TEXAN
  LB DeMeco Ryans has been one of the most productive
defenders in the NFL since he first stepped foot on the
field in 2006, and he passed a major milestone in Week 15
in 2009 at St. Louis (12/20).
  With his seventh and final tackle of that game, Ryans
became the first player in franchise history to reach 500
career tackles. Earlier in 2009, he became the franchise’s
all-time leading tackler, passing former LB Jamie Sharper,
who had 442 from 2002-04.

             HOUSTON TEXANS ALL-TIME
                  TACKLE LEADERS
Player (Years)             G  Solo  Asst            Tot
DeMeco Ryans (2006-09) 64      403   115            518
Jamie Sharper (2002-04)    48  300   142            442       LB DeMeco Ryans became the Texans all-time tackle
Dunta Robinson (2004-09) 84    332    64            396       leader in 2009 and has 518 for his career.
Morlon Greenwood (2005-08) 63  289    96            385
Jay Foreman (2002-04)      43  255    97            352
                                                                          DeMECO THE BALLHAWK
                                                               LB DeMeco Ryans scooped up a fumble in the first quar-
               DeMECO AT THE TOP                              ter of Houston’s Week 5 game at Arizona (10/11) and re-
                                                              turned it 29 yards. It was his first fumble recovery of the
  LB DeMeco Ryans has led the team or tied for the team       season and the eighth of his career.
lead in tackles 28 times in 63 career games (44.4 percent).    Seven of Ryans’ eight career fumble recoveries have
He has averaged 8.11 tackles per game and 6.30 solo tack-     come over the last three seasons. His seven recoveries
les per game since 2006. Ryans leads all NFL defenders        put him in a tie for the most by an NFL linebacker since
over the last four seasons with 397 solo tackles.             the 2007 season.

           NFL LEADERS, SOLO TACKLES, 2006-09                            MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES BY LB,
Player, Tm            G Tot Solo Asst Solo/Gm                                        2007-09
D. Ryans, HOU         64 518 403 115          6.30            Player, Tm             Pos G     FR     Yds         TD
K. Morrison, OAK      64 512 402 110          6.28            DeMeco Ryans, HOU      LB 47      7     102          1
L. Fletcher, WAS      64 550 393 157          6.14            Chad Greenway, MIN LB 47          7        0         0
L. Briggs, CHI        61 465 380 85           6.23            Bradie James, DAL      LB 47      6        1         0
P. Willis, SF         48 467 359 108          7.48            Calvin Pace, ARZ       LB 43      6       54         1
                                                              Elvis Dumervil, DEN    LB 47      5        0         0
Ryans also ranks second in total tackles over the last four   James Harrison, PIT    LB 46      5        0         0
seasons with 511 stops, trailing only Washington LB Lon-      Ben Leber, MIN         LB 47      5       20         0
don Fletcher.                                                 D.J. Williams, DEN     LB 42      5        9         0
                                                              LaMarr Woodley, PIT    LB 43      5       86         2
          NFL LEADERS, TOTAL TACKLES, 2006-09                 * Minnesota plays on Monday, December 28.
Player, Tm           G Tot Solo Asst       Tkl/Gm
L. Fletcher, WAS     63 542 387 155           8.60            Ryans also holds the Texans franchise career record for
D. Ryans, HOU        63 511 397 114           8.11            defensive fumble recoveries with eight.
K. Morrison, OAK     63 502 393 109           7.97
R. Lewis, BAL        59 462 333 129           7.83                        MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES,
P. Willis, SF        47 462 354 108           9.83                            TEXANS HISTORY
                                                              Player            Pos    G   FR     Yds             TD
                                                              DeMeco Ryans      LB     63    8     92              1
                                                              Morlon Greenwood LB      63    5     15              0
                                                              C.C. Brown        SS     50    4     19              0
                                                              Jamie Sharper     LB     48    4     18              1


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            RACKING UP THE HONORS                                       ROOKIE INTERCEPTION LEADERS, 2009
                                                              Player, Tm.        Int   Yds    Avg      Lg        TD
  LB Brian Cushing was exceptional from the moment he         J. Byrd, BUF         9   118    13.1     37         0
stepped on the field and continued his stellar play through   B. Cushing, HOU      4    26     6.5     20         0
his entire 2009 rookie season.                                V. Davis, MIA        4    64    16.0     26         1
  Cushing’s performance earned him a slew of awards           J. Lacey, IND        3    53    17.7    35t         1
throughout the season, which culminated when he was           S. Martin, CAR       3    35    11.7     23         0
named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year.      D. Cox, JAX          3     6     2.0      6         0
  Cushing joined teammate and fellow LB DeMeco Ryans
as Texans who won the AP award. Ryans was the AP De-                       ROOKIE SACK LEADERS, 2009
fensive Rookie of the Year in 2006.                           Player, Team              G Sacks               Yards
  The Texans are the first team to boast two Defensive        B. Orakpo, WAS           16   11.0               83.5
Rookie of the Year winners since LB Peter Boulware            C. Matthews, GB          16   10.0               63.0
(1997) and LB Terrell Suggs (2003) both won the award for     C. Barwin, HOU           16    4.5               43.0
the Baltimore Ravens.                                         B. Cushing, HOU          16    4.0               30.5
                                                              B. Jones, GB             14    4.0               25.0
         AP DEFENSIVE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR,                    M. Shaughnessy, OAK      16    4.0               18.0
                       2000-2009
Year    Player                Position         Team
2009    Brian Cushing         LB            Houston                      RACKING UP THE HONORS
2008    Jerod Mayo            LB        New England
2007    Patrick Willis        LB       San Francisco            LB Brian Cushing’s stellar play in 2009 not only landed
2006    DEMeco Ryans          LB            Houston           him atop the team’s tackle chart; he also worked his way
2005    Shawne Merriman       LB          San Diego           into the top five on the league tackle chart. Cushing was
2004    Jonathan Vilma        LB       New York Jets          second among AFC defenders with 133 tackles and was
2003    Terrell Suggs         LB           Baltimore          fourth in the league overall.
2002    Julius Peppers        DE            Carolina            LB DeMeco Ryans finished fifth in the AFC and 10th
2001    Kendrell Bell         LB          Pittsburgh          overall with 123 tackles this season. The Texans were the
2000    Brian Urlacher        LB             Chicago          only team in the NFL with two players in the top 10 on the
                                                              league’s tackle chart in 2009.

             AMERICA’S TOP ROOKIE                                           TACKLE LEADERS, AFC 2009
                                                              Player, Tm         G Tkl Solo Asst Sk           FF PD
  LB Brian Cushing either led the team or tied for the team   R. Lewis, BAL     16 134 95 39         3         2 7
lead in tackles nine times in 2009. Cushing led all rookie    B. Cushing, HOU 16 133 86 47           4         2 10
defenders with 133 tackles and was one of just five rook-     K. Morrison       16 133 109 24        2         3 1
ies to rank in the league’s top 100 tacklers.                 D. Harris         16 126 81 45 5.5               2 3
  Cushing tied for second among rookies with four inter-      D. Ryans, HOU     16 123 93 30         1         1 2
ceptions and was the only linebacker in the top six. He
also tied for fourth among rookies with 4.0 sacks, trailing                  TACKLE LEADERS, NFL 2009
teammate DE Connor Barwin who had 4.5.                        Player, Tm          G Tkl Solo Asst Sk          FF PD
                                                              P. Willis, SF      16 152 114 38        4        3 8
              ROOKIE TACKLE LEADERS, 2009                     J. Beason, CAR     16 142 112 30        3        1 7
Player, Tm           G Tkl Solo Asst Sk          FF   PD      L. Fletcher, WAS 16 142 95 47           2        1 6
B. Cushing, HOU 16 133 86 47            4         2    10     B. Ruud, TB        16 142 107 35        0        1 7
J. Laurinaitis, STL 16 120 107 13       2         1     5     R. Lewis, BAL      16 134 95 39         3        2 7
L. Delmas, DET      15 91 63 28         1         0     8     B. Cushing, HOU 16 133 86 47            4        2 10
J. Lacey, IND       16 78 63 15         0         0    13     K. Morrison, OAK 16 133 109 24          2        3 1
D. Cox, JAX         16 72 58 14         0         0    11     C. Lofton, ATL     16 130 103 27        0        2 2
                                                              D. Harris, NYJ     16 126 81 45 5.5              2 3
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             CUSHING IN COVERAGE                                   GETTING AFTER THE QUARTERBACK
  LB Brian Cushing was not only a tackling machine              LB Brian Cushing was one of Houston’s most reliable
throughout his rookie year, he also excelled in pass cover-   and most effective pass rushers in 2009, ranking third on
age. Cushing led all NFL linebackers with four intercep-      the team with 4.0 sacks in his rookie campaign. He was
tions and 10 passes defensed in 2009.                         also one of the best at his position in the NFL when it came
                                                              to getting to the quarterback.
              INTERCEPTIONS, NFL LBs 2009                       Among linebackers in 4-3 defenses, Cushing ranked
Player                   G Int Yds Avg Long TD                third in sacks ini 2009. Only Washington LB Brian Orakpo
B. Cushing, HOU         15    4 26 6.5 20 0                   (11.0) and Detroit LB Julian Peterson (4.5) had more.
K. Bulluck, TEN         14    3 45 15 23 0
P. Posluszny, BUF       11    3 20 6.7 17 0                                SACKS BY LINEBACKERS, 2009
D. Harris, NYJ          15    2 24 12 14 0                                  (Players in 4-3 defenses only)
J. Johnson, BAL         15    2    8     4 8 0                Player, Team                   G Sacks            Yards
C. Session, IND         14    2 35 17.5 27t 1                 B. Orakpo, WAS                15    11.0           83.5
A.Studebaker, KC        15    2 96 48 94 0                    J. Peterson, DET              15     4.5           22.0
                                                              B. Cushing, HOU               15     4.0           30.5
            PASSES DEFENSED, NFL LBs 2009                     D. Hawthorne, SEA             15     4.0           22.0
Player, Tm            G Tkl Solo Asst Sk FF PD                D. Jones, CIN                 15     3.5           26.0
B. Cushing, HOU 15 128 82 46                4  2 10
S. Cooper, SD        15 102 71 31           0  3 8
J. Vilma, NO         15 110 87 23           2  0 8
* 11 players tied with 7 passes defensed each.




 LB Brian Cushing joined fellow LB DeMeco Ryans as the only Texans to win the Associated Press Defensive Rookie
 of the Year Award in 2009.
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           YOUNG GUNS ON DEFENSE                                             BETTER WITH BERNARD
  Houston’s defense was one of the youngest in the league         Houston’s defense played considerably better over the
in 2009. All 11 players in the normal starting lineup were 27   last 10 weeks than it did in the season’s first three games
years of age or younger, including a pair of then-22-year-      in 2009. That improvement can be attributed to many
olds in LB Brian Cushing and DT Amobi Okoye as well as          things, but one significant change during that time was
rookie CB Glover Quin.                                          the addition of SS Bernard Pollard to the starting lineup.
  Led by 2006 No. 1 overall selection DE Mario Williams           Since the hard-hitting Pollard was inserted into the start-
and 2006 second-round pick LB DeMeco Ryans, the Tex-            ing lineup, Houston’s run defense went from a league-
ans defense averaged 24.3 years old and just 3.5 years of       worst 205.0 yards per game to an impressive 84.3 per game
experience.                                                     in the last 13, which was second in the league. Overall, the
                                                                defense improved by nearly 140 yards per game after Pol-
           2009 TEXANS STARTING DEFENSE                         lard joined the starting lineup.
Pos.    Player                Exp.                   Age
RDE     Mario Williams            4                   24                      HOUSTON TEXANS DEFENSE
DT      Amobi Okoye               3                   22                 WITH & WITHOUT BERNARD POLLARD
NT      Shaun Cody                5                   26                           Without   With    Difference
LDE     Antonio Smith             6                   27        Rush Yards/Gm       205.0*    84.3        -120.7
WLB Zac Diles                     3                   24        Pass Yards/Gm        231.7   214.8         -16.9
MLB DeMeco Ryans                  4                   25        Total Yards/Gm      436.7*   299.1        -137.6
SLB     Brian Cushing            R                    22        Points/Gm             28.7    19.0          -9.7
LCB     Glover Quin              R                    23        * Worst in the NFL
FS      Dominique Barber          2                   23
SS      Bernard Pollard           4                   24
RCB     Dunta Robinson*           6                   27
AVERAGES                        3.5                  24.3
*No longer with team




 The Texans defense was young in 2009, with the regular starters averaging 24.3 years of age. Pictured above are LB
 Brian Cushing and DT Amobi Okoye, who were both 22 when the season started.
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          2009 SPECIAL TEAMS REVIEW                                                     RETURNERS
                                                                 WR Jacoby Jones solidified his status as one of the most
  K Kris Brown has led the team in scoring every year of       explosive returners in the game in 2009. He averaged 10.9
the franchise’s existence and is the team’s all-time lead-     yards per punt return and also returned 24 kickoffs for a
ing scorer with 767 points. Brown posted his third con-        26.6-yard average, including a 95-yard touchdown return.
secutive 100-point season in 2009, tallying 106 points and       WR André Davis holds the Texans franchise record for
booting a career-high 43 extra points.                         career kickoff return average at 25.4 yards per return, and
  P Matt Turk has averaged 42.4 yards per punt in his ca-      his three career kickoff returns for touchdown are tied
reer and has averaged better than 41 yards per attempt in      for the most in franchise history. Davis has also turned
all but one season. Turk’s 42.8-yard average in 2009 set a     in three of the five longest kickoff returns in team history.
Texans record, marking the third consecutive season in           WR Trindon Holliday returned a combined total of four
which he broke the existing mark. Only 399 of Turk’s 1,037     punt returns and kickoff returns (two of each) for touch-
career punts (38.5 percent) have been returned.                downs while at LSU. The Texans’ sixth-round pick in this
  WR Jacoby Jones holds the Texans career record for           year’s draft capped his collegiate career ranked among
punt return average at 10.9 yards per return over the last     the all-time leaders at LSU in punt return yards (seventh at
three seasons. He tied the Texans career record for total      647) and kickoff return yards (second at 1,806).
returns for touchdown when he scored the third of his ca-
reer in 2009.
  WR André Davis, like Jones, Turk and Brown, holds the                            UNDER COVER
franchise record - his being for career kickoff return av-
erage at 25.4 yards per return. He also owns the single-         Under the guidance of special teams coordinator Joe
season record for kickoffs returned for touchdown with         Marciano, Houston allowed the fewest punt return yards
three in 2007.                                                 in the NFL in 2009. The 104 punt return yards allowed by
                                                               the Texans was the lowest in the NFL by nearly 30 yards.
                                                               Houston’s average of 4.3 yards allowed per return ranked
                                                               second.
  SPECIAL TEAMS POSITION-BY-POSITION
                          KICKERS                                      PUNT RETURN YARDS ALLOWED
 Kris Brown remains the only kicker the Texans have ever       Team                 Punts        Avg    PR   Yds    Avg
known. Brown scored 106 points in 2009, which marked           Houston Texans          67        42.8   24   104     4.3
his third straight 100-point campaign. Brown has scored        Jacksonville Jaguars    72        41.9   38   159     4.2
1,103 points heading into his 12th NFL season.                 New England Patriots    57         39    20   180     9.0
 Neil Rackers has made 205 of 262 career field goal at-        Tennessee Titans        69        43.4   29   208     7.2
tempts (78.2 percent) and converted 290 of 295 career          Washington Redskins     76        40.6   32   220     6.9
extra points attempts (98.3 percent), giving him 905 total     Philadelphia Eagles     76        42.4   39   229     5.9
career points in 10 NFL seasons. Rackers set an NFL re-        New York Jets           80          42   27   238     8.8
cord for most field goals made in a season in 2005, when       New York Giants         64        40.7   28   259     9.3
he went 40-of-42 (95.2 percent) with the Arizona Cardinals.    Minnesota Vikings       73        43.9   33   260     7.9
                                                               St. Louis Rams          90        46.8   41   260     6.3
                           PUNTER
 Matt Turk averaged a franchise-record 42.8 yards per                 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE AGAINST
punt in 2009, besting his own mark of 42.3 yards per punt in   Team                 Punts         Ret   Yards       Avg
2008. Turk has broken the team record in each of the last      Jacksonville Jaguars    72          38     159        4.2
three seasons and will be playing in his 15th NFL season.      Houston Texans          67          24     104        4.3
                                                               Philadelphia Eagles     76          39     229        5.9
                      LONG SNAPPERS                            St. Louis Rams          90          41     260        6.3
  TE Joel Dreessen handled a majority of the long-snap-        Cleveland Browns        94          40     262        6.6
ping duties for the Texans last season.                        Washington Redskins     76          32     220        6.9
  TE James Casey was listed second on the depth chart for      Kansas City Chiefs      97          40     285        7.1
long-snapping duties in 2009.                                  Tennessee Titans        69          29     208        7.2
  Jon Weeks Signed with the Texans during the offseason        Oakland Raiders         96          63     459        7.3
and will compete for a roster spot during training camp.       Baltimore Ravens        74          38     287        7.6
Weeks snapped at Baylor for current Chicago Bear and
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              CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN                                    KRIS BROWN’S GAME-WINNERS
 WR Jacoby Jones emerged in 2009 as one of Houston’s            K Kris Brown has kicked 13 career game-winning field
most explosive offensive weapons, with four touchdown          goal, including 10 as a Texan. Nine broke tie ballgames,
catches on the year. Jones continues to establish himself      two came on the final play of the game and one was in
as one of the most dangerous return men in the NFL, also.      overtime.
 Following a safety in Houston’s 29-6 2009 Week 4 win vs.
Oakland (10/4), Jones returned the free kick 95 yards for a                KRIS BROWN’S GAME-WINNERS
touchdown. He tied the franchise record for total returns      Game, Date          Yds    Time Score             Final
for touchdowns and is tied for second in the league for        @ STL, 12/20/09*    28     4:36  13-13            16-13
return touchdowns since 2008.                                  @ TEN, 9/20/09*     23     2:55  31-31            34-31
                                                               @ GB, 12/7/08*      40     0:04  21-21            24-21
         MOST TOTAL RETURNS FOR TD, 2008-09                    MIA, 10/7/07*       57     0:01  19-19            22-19
Player, Tm              PR KR Ret. Yds      Total              IND, 12/24/06*      48     0:00  24-24            27-24
Joshua Cribbs, CLE       1  4     3332          5              CLE, 10/30/05*      40     2:21  16-16            19-16
Jacoby Jones, HOU        2  1     1730          3              @ KC, 9/26/04*      49     0:02  21-21            24-21
Reggie Bush, NO          3  0       400         3              @ MIA, 9/7/03*      35     0:25  18-20            21-20
Johnnie Lee Higgins, OAK 3  0     1589          3              NYG, 11/24/02*      50     6:57  13-14            16-14
DeSean Jackson, PHI      3  0       893         3              @ JAX, 10/27/02*    45     2:11  18-19            21-19
                                                               @ CLE, 11/11/01     32     OT    12-12            15-12
           MOST TOTAL RETURNS FOR TD,                          BAL, 10/29/00       24     5:53    6-6              9-6
                TEXANS HISTORY                                 @ BAL, 9/19/99      36     0:00  20-20            23-20
Player, Tm   Years     PR    KR                    Total
J. Jones     2007-09    2      1                       3        Brown has also kicked two game-tying field goals to
A. Davis     2007-09    0      3                       3       send a game into overtime.
J. Mathis    2005-07    0      3                       3
                                                                 KRIS BROWN’S GAME-TYING FIELD GOALS TO FORCE
                                                                                      OVERTIME
                                                               Game, Date            Yds    Time Score    Final
             KRIS KICKING OVER 1,000                           TEN, 12/10/06*        46     1:44    17-20 20-26
                                                               @ CLE, 11/11/01       37     3:17     9-12 15-12
 K Kris Brown became the ninth active player and 41st          * While a member of the Houston Texans.
player in NFL history to score 1,000 career points with four
extra points and two field goals in Houston’s 34-31 Week
2 win at Tennessee in 2009, including the game-winning
23-yard field goal with 2:55 remaining.                                BENTLEY LEADING THE CHARGE
 He has 1,103 points in 176 career games, an average of
                                                                LB Kevin Bentley’s teammates elected him a co-captain
6.27 points per game heading into 2010.
                                                               for the Texans special teams units prior to the 2009 season
                                                               and his play validated that decision.
           ACTIVE PLAYERS WITH 1,000+ POINTS
                                                                Bentley led the team for the second consecutive season
Player           Pos TD PAT FG         2PT Points
                                                               with 20 special teams stops. He owns the top two single-
J. Carney        K     0 625 473         0   2,044
                                                               season special teams tackle totals in franchise history.
M. Stover        K     0 591 471         0   2,004
J. Elam          K     0 675 436         0   1,983
                                                                          MOST SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES,
J. Hanson        K     0 554 427         0   1,835
                                                                                TEXANS HISTORY
J. Kasay         K     0 507 408         0   1,731
                                                               Player              Year SpTot SpTK                SpA
A. Vinatieri     K     0 514 338         1   1,530
                                                               Kevin Bentley       2008    23     16                7
R. Longwell      K     0 536 322         0   1,502
                                                               Kevin Bentley       2009    20      9               11
O. Mare          K     0 405 303         0   1,314
                                                               Antwaun Molden      2008    19     16                3
D. Akers         K     0 396 262         0   1,182
                                                               Ramon Walker        2005    16     13                3
K. Brown         K     0 347 252         0   1,103
                                                               Jason Bell          2002    15     14                1
J. Nedney        K     0 328 245         0   1,063
J. Feely         K     0 320 231         0   1,013
R. Lindell       K     0 306 233         0   1,005
S. Janikowski K        0 313 229         0   1,000

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        THE TEXANS 2010 DRAFT CLASS                               TEXANS DRAFT BY THE NUMBERS
Round 1, Pick 20 (20th Overall)                                  1 CB Sherrick McManis is the first player from
Kareem Jackson        CB        Alabama                            Northwestern drafted by the Texans.
                                                                 2 Houston had two picks in the fourth round and in
Round 2, Pick 26 (58th Overall)
Ben Tate              RB        Auburn                             the sixth round.
                                                                 2 Cornerbacks drafted by the Texans in 2010 –
Round 3, Pick 17 (81st Overall)                                    Kareem Jackson and Sherrick McManis.
Earl Mitchell         DT        Arizona                          2 Wide receivers drafted by the Texans in 2010 –
                                                                   Trindon Holliday and Dorin Dickerson.
Round 4, Pick 4 (102nd Overall)
Darryl Sharpton       LB      Miami (Fla.)                       3 Times the Texans traded during the draft.
                                                               4.9 Career rushing average for RB Ben Tate at Auburn.
Round 4, Pick 20 (118th Overall)                                 5 Players from Colorado State on the current Texans
Garrett Graham        TE       Wisconsin                           roster after the selection of G Shelley Smith.
                                                              8.0 Career sacks for DT Earl Mitchell at Arizona.
Round 5, Pick 13 (144th Overall)
Sherrick McManis CB            Northwestern                      9 Players drafted by the Texans.
                                                            10.00 Time, in seconds, that it takes WR Trindon Holliday
Round 6, Pick 18 (187th Overall)                                   to run 100 meters.
Shelley Smith         G        Colorado State                   11 Linebackers drafted by the Texans all-time, more
                                                                   than any other position.
Round 6, Pick 28 (197th Overall)
Trindon Holliday      WR       Louisiana State                  12 Players from Southeastern Conference schools
                                                                   drafted by the Texans in team history, the most
Round 7, Pick 20 (227th Overall)                                   from any conference.
Dorin Dickerson       WR       Pittsburgh                    14-0 Record for CB Kareem Jackson in 2009 at Alabama.
                                                                20 CB Kareem Jackson was the 20th overall pick in
5 Offensive Players
                                                                   the 2010 NFL Draft.
(Running Back, Tight End, Guard, 2 Wide Receivers)
                                                             20.5 Driving distance, in miles, from Galena Park North
4 Defensive Players                                                Shore High School, where DT Earl Mitchell
(2 Cornerbacks, Defensive Tackle, Linebacker)                      attended, to Reliant Stadium.
                                                                40 Games started by CB Kareem Jackson during his
                                                                   career at Alabama.
         TEXANS ALL-TIME NO. 1 PICKS                            43 Vertical jump, in inches, for WR Dorin Dickerson.
                                                                65 Inches tall for Trindon Holliday, the shortest draft
 Including the 2010 NFL Draft, the Texans have picked a            pick in Texans history.
defensive player with seven of their 10 first-round picks
                                                              255 Total selections in the 2010 NFL Draft.
and in six of the last seven drafts.
                                                              255 Total career tackles for LB Darryl Sharpton at
    Houston Texans All-Time First-Round Draft Picks                Miami (Fla.).
Year Player            Pos. Pick College                     3:28 Time elapsed during the first round of the 2010 NFL
2010 Kareem Jackson CB          20 Alabama                         Draft.
2009 Brian Cushing     LB       15 USC
                                                            1,492 Career receiving yards for TE Garrett Graham at
2008 Duane Brown       T        26 Virginia Tech
2007 Amobi Okoye       DT       10 Louisville                      Wisconsin.
2006 Mario Williams DE           1 North Carolina St.       3,321 Yards that RB Ben Tate rushed for during his
2005 Travis Johnson DT          16 Florida State                   career at Auburn.
2004 Dunta Robinson CB          10 South Carolina           7,413 Attendance at the Texans Draft Party, presented
2004 Jason Babin       LB       27 Western Michigan
                                                                   by Miller Lite. It was the largest crowd for a draft
2003 Andre Johnson WR            3 Miami (Fla.)
2002 David Carr        QB        1 Fresno State                    event in team history.


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Won 9, Lost 7                                                                      RUSHING                       No.         Yds            Avg        Long         TD
9/13/2009           L         7-24       New York Jets                 70,118      S.Slaton                      131          437            3.3         32t         3
9/20/2009           W         34-31      at Tennessee                  69,143      R.Moats                       101          390            3.9          17         4
9/27/2009           L         24-31      Jacksonville                  70,083      C.Brown                        79          267            3.4          13         3
10/4/2009           W         29-6       Oakland                       70,291      A.Foster                       54          257            4.8          24         3
10/11/2009          L         21-28      at Arizona                    61,819      M.Schaub                       48           57            1.2          19         0
10/18/2009          W         28-17      at Cincinnati                 64,019      K.Walter                        4           26            6.5          13         0
10/25/2009          W         24-21      San Francisco                 70,820      J.Jones                         3           22            7.3          17         0
11/1/2009           W         31-10      at Buffalo                    69,790      A.Johnson                       2           10            5.0           7         0
11/8/2009           L         17-20      at Indianapolis               66,033      R.Grossman                      3            9            3.0           8         0
11/23/2009          L         17-20      Tennessee                     71,153      TEXANS                        425        1,475            3.5         32t        13
11/29/2009          L         27-35      Indianapolis                  70,990      Opponents                     396        1,711            4.3         91t        17
12/6/2009           L         18-23      at Jacksonville               42,079
12/13/2009          W         34-7       Seattle                       70,380      RECEIVING                     No.         Yds            Avg        Long         TD
12/20/2009          W         16-13      at St. Louis                  46,256      A.Johnson                     101        1,569           15.5         72t         9
12/27/2009          W         27-20      at Miami                      65,847      K.Walter                       53          611           11.5          41         2
1/3/2010            W         34-27      New England                   71,029      S.Slaton                       44          417            9.5         38t         4
                                                                                   O.Daniels                      40          519           13.0          44         5
                                            Texans               Opponents         D.Anderson                     38          370            9.7          27         0
Total First Downs                                340                     300       J.Jones                        27          437           16.2          45         6
Rushing                                           93                      91       J.Dreessen                     26          320           12.3         25t         1
Passing                                          231                     175       V.Leach                        20          155            7.8          26         1
Penalty                                           16                      34       C.Brown                        16           74            4.6          12         0
3rd Down: Made/Att                           82/204                  79/201        R.Moats                        13          106            8.2          20         1
3rd Down Pct.                                 40.2%                   39.3%        A.Foster                        8           93           11.6          20         0
4th Down: Made/Att                              8/12                    9/21       J.Casey                         6           64           10.7          32         0
4th Down Pct.                                 66.7%                   42.9%        A.Davis                         6           59            9.8          21         0
Possession Avg.                                31:54                   28:06       A.Hill                          1            9            9.0           9         0
Total Net Yards                                6,129                   5,198       TEXANS                        399        4,803           12.0         72t        29
Avg. Per Game                                  383.1                   324.9       Opponents                     344        3,674           10.7         69t        19
Total Plays                                    1,043                     974
Avg. Per Play                                    5.9                     5.3       INTERCEPTIONS                 No.            Yds         Avg        Long         TD
Net Yards Rushing                              1,475                   1,711       B.Pollard                       4            121         30.3         70t         1
Avg. Per Game                                   92.2                   106.9       B.Cushing                       4             26          6.5          20         0
Total Rushes                                     425                     396       E.Wilson                        2             29         14.5          16         0
Net Yards Passing                              4,654                   3,487       J.Reeves                        1             19         19.0          19         0
Avg. Per Game                                  290.9                   217.9       J.Busing                        1             14         14.0          14         0
Sacked/Yards Lost                            25/149                  30/187        D.Barber                        1              3          3.0           3         0
Gross Yards                                    4,803                   3,674       B.McCain                        1              0          0.0           0         0
Attempts/Completions                        593/399                 548/344        TEXANS                         14            212         15.1         70t         1
Completion Pct.                               67.3%                   62.8%        Opponents                      17            294         17.3         91t         3
Had Intercepted                                   17                      14
Punts/Average                                67/42.8                 76/46.8       PUNTING              No.     Yds      Avg      Net        TB       In       Lg   B
Net Punting Avg.                                39.4                    40.4       M. Turk               67    2,866     42.8     39.4        6       24       62   0
Penalties/Yards                              95/833                  92/728        TEXANS                67    2,866     42.8     39.4        6       24       62   0
Fumbles/Ball Lost                              21/11                   27/13       Opponents             76    3,557     46.8     40.4        2       27       67   0
Touchdowns                                        46                      39
Rushing                                           13                      17       PUNT RETURNS                  Ret       FC         Yds   Avg        Long         TD
Passing                                           29                      19       J.Jones                        39       14         426   10.9         62          0
Returns                                            4                       3       G.Martinez                      6        1          23    3.8         11          0
                                                                                   TEXANS                         45       15         449   10.0         62          0
SCORE BY PERIODS                1       2         3        4    OT      Total      Opponents                      24       24         104    4.3         18          0
TEXANS                         89     131        75       93     0       388
Opponents                      57     135        58       83     0       333       KICKOFF RETURNS               No.         Yds            Avg        Long         TD
                                                                                   A.Davis                        33          782           23.7          63         0
SCORING               TD Ru         Pa    Rt     PAT    FG    2pt.        TP       J.Jones                        24          638           26.6         95t         1
K.Brown                 0     0       0    0    43/44 21/32     0        106       V.Leach                         2           23           11.5          15         0
A.Johnson               9     0       9    0      0/0   0/0     1         56       G.Martinez                      1            6            6.0           6         0
J.Jones- b              7     0       6    1      0/0   0/0     0         42       J.Busing                        1            0            0.0           0         0
S.Slaton                7     3       4    0      0/0   0/0     0         42       D.Robinson                      1            0            0.0           0         0
R.Moats                 5     4       1    0      0/0   0/0     0         30       J.Casey                         1            0            0.0           0         0
O.Daniels               5     0       5    0      0/0   0/0     0         30       K.Walter                        1            0            0.0           0         0
C.Brown                 3     3       0    0      0/0   0/0     0         18       TEXANS                         64        1,449           22.6         95t         1
A.Foster                3     3       0    0      0/0   0/0     0         18       Opponents                      71        1,597           22.5          71         0
K.Walter                2     0       2    0      0/0   0/0     0         12
B.Pollard - c           2     0       0    2      0/0   0/0     0         12       FIELD GOALS                  1-19        20-29       30-39         40-49       50+
J.Dreessen              1     0       1    0      0/0   0/0     0          6       K.Brown                       0/ 0       11/ 13        6/ 9          2/ 6      2/ 4
V.Leach                 1     0       1    0      0/0   0/0     0          6       TEXANS                        0/ 0       11/ 13        6/ 9          2/ 6      2/ 4
D.Barber - a            1     0       0    1      0/0   0/0     0          6       Opponents                     0/ 0         5/ 5        4/ 5          4/ 5      7/ 8
Z.Diles                 0     0       0    0      0/0   0/0     0          2       K. Brown: (); (38G, 23G); (27G); (26G, 34G, 33WL); (35B); (28B); (50G); (42G, 22G,
B.Cushing               0     0       0    0      0/0   0/0     0          2       26G); (56G, 42WL); (49WR, 26G, 49WL); (35G, 33G); (32G); 29G, 26B, 48 WR,
TEXANS                 46    13      29    4    43/44 21/32     1        388       31G); (27G, 25G, 52RU, 28G); (49G, 22G); (56WR, 38WR).
Opponents              39    17      19   *3    39/39 20/23     0        333       Opponents: (24G); (40G); (52G); (46, 33); (); (50); (); (21G); (22G, 37G); (50G,
2-Pt. Conversions: TEXANS 1/ 2, Opponents: 0/ 0                                    49WL, 53G); (32WR); (51G, 46G, 24G); (); (33G, 52G); 27G, 54WR, 38G); (51G,
a - 48-yard fumble returned for touchdown (NYJ)                                    43G)
b - 95-yard punt return for touchdown (OAK)                                        Fumbles Lost: S. Slaton 5, R. Moats 2, M. Schaub 2, C. Brown 1, A. Foster
c - 70-yard interception return for touchdown (SEA)                                1. Total: 11
    fumble recovery in end zone (NE)                                               Opponent Fumble Recoveries: B. Pollard 3, A. Davis 2, A. Smith 2, C. Barwin
* - D. Rodgers-Cromartie 49-yard INT return for touchdown (ARZ)                    1, D. Barber 1, F. Bennett 1, D. Ryans 1, M. Williams 1, J.Zgonina 1 Total: 13
  - C. Session 27-yard INT return for touchdown (IND)
  - D. Butler 91-yard INT return for touchdown (NE)                                Sacks: .Williams 9.0, A.Smith 4.5, C.Barwin 4.5, B.Cushing 4.0, J.Zgonina 2.5,
                                                                                   B.Pollard 1.5, A.Okoye 1.5, D.Ryans 1.0, S.Cody 0.5, TEAM 1.0. TEXANS: 28.0,
                                                                                   Opponents: 25.0


                Passing       Att      Cmp          Yds        Cmp%     Yds/Att   TD   TD%        Int Int% Long           Sack/Lost         Rating
                M.Schaub      583       396        4770        67.9%        8.2   29   5.0%        15 2.6%   72t             25/149           98.6
                R.Grossman      9         3          33        33.3%        3.7    0   0.0%         1 11.1%   21                0/0             5.6
                C.Brown         1         0           0         0.0%        0.0    0   0.0%         1 100.0%   0                0/0             0.0
                TEXANS        593       399        4803        67.3%        8.1   29   4.9%        17 2.9%   72t             25/149           96.3
                Opponents     548       344        3674        62.8%        6.7   19   3.5%        14 2.6%   69t             30/187           83.2



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                               2009 DEFENSIVE and
                            special teams STATISTICS
                                                     DEFENSIVE
                                                       Tackles     QB      INT         Pass   Forced     Fumble
TACKLES       Solo   Asst   Total   Sacks    Yards     For Loss   Hits (Yards)     Defensed   Fumble   Recovery
B.Cushing       86     47    133       4.0      31           13     13   4 (26)          10        2          0
D.Ryans         93     30    123       1.0       7           14      5         0          2        1          1
B.Pollard       82     20    102       1.5      10            4      2 4 (121)            7        1          3
G.Quin          54     10      64      0.0       0            3      0         0         11        0          0
Z.Diles         45     16      61      0.0       0            7      1         0          1        2          1
Du.Robinson     42      7      49      0.0       0            6      0         0          5        0          0
M.Williams      38      5      43      9.0      52           13     20         0          3        2          1
A.Okoye         26     12      38      1.5       8            6      6         0          3        0          0
A.Smith         26      8      34      4.5      26            6     18         0          1        2          2
E.Wilson        23      6      29      0.0       0            0      0   2 (29)           3        1          0
J.Zgonina       23      5      28      2.5      11            3      3         0          0        0          1
J.Reeves        23      5      28      0.0       0            0      0   1 (19)           7        0          0
D.Barber        21      4      25      0.0       0            0      1     1 (3)          4        0          1
S.Cody          12      9      21      0.5       1            1      2         0          1        0          0
J.Busing        19      1      20      0.0       0            0      1 1 (140)            3        0          0
De.Robinson     16      4      20      0.0       0            0      0         0          4        1          0
T.Bulman        12      6      18      0.0       0            1      3         0          1        0          0
C.Barwin        11      5      16      4.5      43            4      7         0          3        0          1
F.Bennett       12      3      15      0.0       0            0      0         0          1        0          0
B.McCain        11      0      11      0.0       0            0      0     1 (0)          3        0          0
A.Johnson        4      0       4      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          1
D.Anderson       3      0       3      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
N.Ferguson       2      1       3      0.0       0            0      0         0          1        0          0
X.Adibi          2      1       3      0.0       0            0      1         0          0        0          0
B.Russell        1      2       3      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
T.Jamison        2      0       2      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
J.Jones          2      0       2      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          1
K.Bentley        1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
J.Casey          1      0       1      0.0       0            1      0         0          0        0          0
J.Dreessen       1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
C.Pitts          1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
K.Studdard       1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
C.Myers          1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
E.Winston        1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
C.White          1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
O.Daniels        1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
K.Walter         1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          0
M.Schaub         1      0       1      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          1
R.Grossman       0      0       0      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          1
V.Leach          0      0       0      0.0       0            0      0         0          0        0          1
TEAM             0      0       0      1.0       3            0      0         0          0        0          0
TEXANS         702    207    909      30.0     191           82     83 14 (212)          74       12         16
Opponents      738    259    997      25.0     149           58     91 17 (294)          69       12         10


                                              SPECIAL TEAMS
                                    Blocks                   Forced   Fumble
              Solo   Asst   Total      PAT    Punt     FG    Fumble Recovery
K.Bentley        9     11      20        0       0      0         0        0
A.Davis         11      1      12        0       0      0         0        2
J.Busing         7      5      12        0       0      0         0        0
G.Martinez       6      3       9        0       0      0         0        0
D.Barber         7      1       8        0       0      0         0        1
X.Adibi          7      1       8        0       0      0         1        0
R.Moats          6      0       6        0       0      0         0        0
N.Ferguson       6      1       7        0       0      0         0        0
J.Dreessen       4      2       6        0       0      0         0        0
C.Thompson       3      2       5        0       0      0         0        0
J.Casey          4      1       5        0       0      0         0        0
G.Quin           2      2       4        0       0      0         0        0
F.Bennett        3      0       3        0       0      0         0        1
C.Barwin         2      1       3        0       0      0         0        0
B.McCain         3      1       4        0       0      0         0        0
J.Reeves         2      1       3        0       0      0         0        0
A.Molden         1      1       2        0       0      0         0        0
A.Foster         1      1       2        0       0      0         0        0
D.Brown          1      0       1        0       0      0         0        0
B.Russell        1      0       1        0       0      0         0        0
K.Brown          1      0       1        0       0      0         0        0
Z.Diles          0      1       1        0       0      0         0        0
Total           87     36    123         0       0      0         1        4
Opponent        71     23      94        0       0      3         0        3


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                               TRAINING CAMP GUIDELINES
                                       HEADING
                                       HEADIN G
                                  MEDIA INFORMATION
              PRACTICE GUIDELINES                                             INTERVIEW REQUESTS
  Media will be allowed at all practices. During each            Texans players and coaches are available to media on
practice, the team will use two practice fields. The area      the field following workouts. Head coach Gary Kubiak will
between the two practice fields – where the scissor lift       speak with the media after every practice.
is located – is off-limits to media, but media can walk the      All interview requests for the Houston Texans execu-
perimeter of the fields.                                       tives, coaches and players should go through the Texans
  Photographers can only cross the covered area if they        communications department.
are accompanied by a Texans PR representative. Photog-           For out-of-town media requesting Texans players and
raphers can shoot selected portions of practice. Tripods       assistant coaches, please send your request to Evan
are allowed at practice, however they must be seven            Koch at evan.koch@houstontexans.com or call his of-
yards from the sideline and behind the line of scrimmage       fice phone at (832) 667-2050, or Charles Hampton at
at all times. Please do not leave tripods unattended. To not   charles.hampton@houstontexans.com, or call his office
impede the view of the fans at practice, all photographers     phone at (832) 667-2282.
must kneel when shooting in front of the stands.                 Requests for owner Bob McNair, general manager Rick
  Members of the communications staff will be on the field     Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak should be sent to the
during all practices to assist with any questions. During      attention of Director of Communications Kevin Cooper.
practices held inside the bubble, all media must stay on       His e-mail address is kcooper@houstontexans.com, and
the near sideline.                                             office phone is (832) 667-2035.



               CREDENTIAL PICK-UP                                             REMOTE BROADCASTS
  For credential pick-up at training camp, there will be a       All television stations airing live newscasts should set
booth at the entrance of the Methodist Training Center.        up at the south end of field one (lighted) or next to the
Media should park in the Teal Lot located on the corner of     practice facility building, with satellite truck parking avail-
Murworth and Kirby to pick up credentials.                     able in the Teal Lot. Each station is responsible for its own
  Please contact Communications Coordinator Charles            power. Please contact the Houston Texans media rela-
Hampton at charles.hampton@houstontexans.com or at             tions department before doing a live broadcast after the
(832) 667-2282 with any questions or concerns.                 evening practices.
                                                                 For radio stations wishing to broadcast from Texans
                                                               Training Camp, phone lines are available in the Texans
                                                               media room at no charge.
                  MEDIA WEBSITE
  To access the Houston Texans media website, go to
www.HoustonTexans.com/media. The section contains                         TEXANS MEDIA WORKROOM
all Texans press materials, daily clips, historical informa-
tion and updated team statistics and media guide. Appli-         Following Texans practice, media are encouraged to
cations are being accepted for training camp, season or        take advantage of the media workroom located on the
individual game credentials. Username and password are         service level at Reliant Stadium across from the Texans’
both Texans (both case sensitive).                             locker room. The room is available to working media
  To apply for game credentials, please submit your re-        throughout training camp. Phones, Texans information,
quest on the website the Tuesday before a Texans home          NFL news releases and other information are available.
game by 5 pm CT.                                               Wireless service will be available in the media workroom.
  Fans can access coverage on www.HoustonTexans.com.             During practice, media should park in the Teal Lot lo-
Throughout the season on Texans TV, the Texans broad-          cated on Murworth, across from Reliant Stadium in front
cast live streaming video of press conferences, as well as     of the Methodist Training Center. Media can either walk
game highlights, interviews, in-depth team features, com-      over to the media workroom or drive to the day lot, located
munity recaps, NFL Network footage and much more.              at Westridge and Kirby on the south side of Reliant Sta-
                                                               dium. Media should walk through Budweiser Plaza to the
                                                               stadium entrance.




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                                     HE MEDIA/PARKING
                                     HEADING
                            OUT-OF-TOWNADIN G

                                              OUT-OF-TOWN MEDIA
  Reliant Park is located south of downtown Houston, just     DIRECTIONS
inside the 610 Loop. The closest airport to Reliant Park is     From Bush International: Take US 59 South to HWY TX-
Houston Hobby, which is 20 minutes away and is primarily      288 South (Lake Jackson/ Freeport). Follow HWY TX-288
served by Southwest Airlines. Houston Bush International      to I-610 West. Exit Kirby Drive (Exit 1C) and turn right. Fol-
is a hub for Continental Airlines, and is approximately 45    low Kirby Drive two blocks and Reliant Stadium will be on
minutes from Reliant Park.                                    the right and the practice facility on the left. Turn left on
                                                              Murworth Drive and media parking is in the Teal parking lot
HOTELS                                                        located on the right at the practice facility.
 Hilton Americas Houston (Downtown) - 6.85 miles                From Houston Hobby: Take Airport Boulevard East to
 1600 Lamar, (713) 739-8000                                   Monroe Road. Make a left on Monroe Road and proceed to
                                                              I-45 North. Make a left onto I-45 North and proceed to I-610
 Hotel Derek (Galleria) - 7.69 miles                          West. Take I-610 to Kirby Drive (Exit 1C). Turn right onto Kir-
 2525 West Loop South, (713) 961-3000                         by. Follow Kirby Drive two blocks and Reliant Stadium will
                                                              be on the right and the practice facility on the left. Turn left
 Holiday Inn (Stadium) - .19 miles                            on Murworth Drive and media parking is in the Teal parking
 8111 Kirby Drive, (713) 790-1900                             lot located on the right at the practice facility.
                                                                From the East: Take I-610 westbound to the Kirby Drive
 Inter-Continental (Galleria) - 9.57 miles                    Exit (Exit 1C). Turn right on Kirby Drive. Follow Kirby Drive
 222 West Loop South, (713) 627-7600                          two blocks and Reliant Stadium will be on the right and the
                                                              practice facility on the left. Turn left on Murworth Drive and
 Marriott Medical Center - 2.08 miles                         media parking is in the Teal parking lot located on the right
 6580 Fannin Street, (713) 796-0080                           at the practice facility.
                                                                From the West: Take I-610 eastbound to the Kirby Drive
 Marriott West Loop (Galleria) 8.87 miles                     Exit (Exit 1C). Turn left on Kirby Drive. Follow Kirby Drive
 1750 West Loop South, (713) 960-0111                         two blocks and Reliant Stadium will be on the right and the
                                                              practice facility on the left. Turn left on Murworth Drive and
                                                              media parking is in the Teal parking lot located on the right
                                                              at the practice facility.



                                                                                                      Reliant Stadium
     Practice Fields
                                                                                                     Media Workroom
          Parking




                        Murworth



                       Kirby Drive
        I-610



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                             HOW THEY WERE BUILT
Year                   College Draft (34)            Trades (2)               Free Agents (44)
2002                                                                  PK Kris Brown (RFA-PIT)
4-12
4th, AFC South
2003                WR Andre Johnson (1)
5-11
4th, AFC South
2004
7-9
3rd, AFC South
2005
2-14
4th, AFC South
2006                DE Mario Williams (1)                             G Mike Brisiel (FA)
6-10                LB DeMeco Ryans (2)                               DE Tim Bulman (FA)
4th, AFC South      T Eric Winston (3-b)                              FB Vonta Leach (FA)
                    TE Owen Daniels (4)                               WR Kevin Walter (RFA-CIN)
                    WR David Anderson (7)                             C Chris White (FA)

2007                DT Amobi Okoye (1)         QB Matt Schaub (ATL)   T Rashad Butler (W-CAR)
8-8                 WR Jacoby Jones (3)                               WR André Davis (UFA-BUF)
4th, AFC South      CB Fred Bennett (4)                               TE Joel Dreessen (FA)
                    G Kasey Studdard (6)                              DT DelJuan Robinson (FA)
                    LB Zac Diles (7)                                  P Matt Turk (FA)

2008                T Duane Brown (1)          C Chris Myers (DEN)    LB Kevin Bentley (UFA-SEA)
8-8                 CB Antwaun Molden (3a)                            DE Jesse Nading (FA)
3rd, AFC South      RB Steve Slaton (3b)                              CB Jacques Reeves (UFA-DAL)
                    LB Xavier Adibi (4)                               T Adam Stenavich (FA)
                    DT Frank Okam (5)                                 FS Eugene Wilson (FA)
                    FS Dominique Barber (6)

2009                LB Brian Cushing (1)                              LB Darnell Bing (FA)
9-7                 DE Connor Barwin (2)                              DT Shaun Cody (UFA-DET)
2nd, AFC South      C Antoine Caldwell (3)                            DE Pannel Egboh (FA)
                    CB Glover Quin (4a)                               RB Arian Foster (FA)
                    TE Anthony Hill (4b)                              C Brett Helms (FA)
                    TE James Casey (5)                                RB Chris Henry (FA)
                    CB Brice McCain (6)                               DE Tim Jamison (FA)
                    S Troy Nolan (7)                                  RB Jeremiah Johnson (FA)
                                                                      QB Dan Orlovsky (UFA-DET)
                                                                      CB Mark Parson (FA)
                                                                      SS Bernard Pollard (FA)
                                                                      DE Antonio Smith (UFA-ARI)

2010                CB Kareem Jackson (1)                             QB John David Booty (FA)
                    RB Ben Tate (2)                                   LB Danny Clark (UFA-NYG)
                    DT Earl Mitchell (3)                              FB Jack Corcoran (CFA)
                    LB Darryl Mitchell (4a)                           WR London Crawford (CFA)
                    TE Garrett Graham (4b)                            TE Derek Fine (FA)
                    CB Sherrick McManis (5)                           LB Isaiah Greenhouse (CFA)
                    G Shelley Smith (6a)                              T Steve Maneri (CFA)
                    WR Trindon Holliday (6b)                          T Cole Pemberton (CFA)
                    WR Dorin Dickerson (7)                            S Nicholas Polk (CFA)
                                                                      K Neil Rackers (UFA-ARI)
                                                                      DT Malcolm Sheppard (CFA)
                                                                      G Wade Smith (UFA-KC)
                                                                      DE Mitch Unrein (CFA)
                                                                      LS Jon Weeks (FA)
                                                                      WR Bobby Williams (FA)
                                                                      S Torri Williams (CFA)




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                                            ROSTER BY POSITION
                             OFFENSE                                                            DEFENSE
Quarterbacks (3)                                                       Defensive Line (14)
   7 Dan Orlovsky     QB       6-5    230 6 Connecticut                  60 Mitch Unrein       DE   6-4    270   R    Wyoming
   8 Matt Schaub      QB       6-5    239 7 Virginia                     72 Jesse Nading       DE   6-5    264   2    Colorado State
  10 John David Booty QB       6-3    213 1 Southern California          90 Mario Williams     DE   6-6    288   5    North Carolina State
                                                                         93 Tim Bulman         DE   6-4    267   4    Boston College
Wide Receiver (9)                                                        94 Antonio Smith      DE   6-4    285   7    Oklahoma State
 11 André Davis          WR    6-1    194   9   Virginia Tech            96 Tim Jamison        DE   6-3    270   2    Michigan
 12 Jacoby Jones         WR    6-2    206   4   Lane College             98 Connor Barwin      DE   6-4    256   2    Cincinnati
 15 Bobby Williams       WR    6-2    194   1   North Alabama            99 Pannel Egboh       DE   6-6    276   1    Stanford
 16 Trindon Holliday     WR    5-5    160   R   LSU
 18 London Crawford      WR    6-2    203   R   Arkansas                66   DelJuan Robinson DT    6-3    320   3    Mississippi State
 19 Dorin Dickerson      WR    6-2    222   R   Pittsburgh              67   Malcolm Sheppard DT    6-2    291   R    Arkansas
 80 Andre Johnson        WR    6-3    228   8   Miami (Fla.)            91   Amobi Okoye      DT    6-2    296   4    Louisville
 83 Kevin Walter         WR    6-3    215   8   Eastern Michigan        92   Earl Mitchell    DT    6-3    296   R    Arizona
 89 David Anderson       WR    5-9    197   5   Colorado State          95   Shaun Cody       DT    6-4    310   6    Southern California
                                                                        97   Frank Okam       DT    6-5    338   3    Texas
Running Back (7)
  20 Steve Slaton     RB       5-9    215   3   West Virginia          Linebacker (9)
  23 Arian Foster     RB       6-1    224   2   Tennessee                50 Darnell Bing      LB    6-2    220    2   Southern California
  24 Jeremiah Johnson RB       5-9    210   2   Oregon                   51 Darryl Sharpton LB      5-11   236    R   Miami (Fla.)
  27 Chris Henry      RB       5-11   230   4   Arizona                  52 Xavier Adibi      LB    6-2    243    3   Virginia Tech
  43 Ben Tate         RB       5-11   220   R   Auburn                   53 Danny Clark       LB    6-2    245   11   Illinois
                                                                         54 Zac Diles         LB    6-2    237    4   Kansas State
 44   Vonta Leach        FB    6-0    265 7 East Carolina                56 Brian Cushing     LB    6-3    262    2   Southern California
 49   Jack Corcoran      FB    6-1    234 R Rutgers                      57 Kevin Bentley     LB    6-0    245    9   Northwestern
                                                                         59 DeMeco Ryans LB         6-1    248    5   Alabama
Tight End (6)                                                            61 Isaiah Greenhouse LB    6-2    232    R   Northwestern State
  81 Owen Daniels        TE    6-3    245   5   Wisconsin
  82 Derek Fine          TE    6-3    247   3   Kansas                 Secondary (14)
  85 Joel Dreessen       TE    6-4    248   5   Colorado State           22 Sherrick McManis CB     6-1    195   R    Northwestern
  86 James Casey         TE    6-3    244   2   Rice                     25 Kareem Jackson CB       5-10   196   R    Alabama
  87 Anthony Hill        TE    6-6    269   2   North Carolina State     28 Antwaun Molden CB       6-1    192   3    Eastern Kentucky
  88 Garrett Graham      TE    6-3    243   R   Wisconsin                29 Glover Quin      CB     6-0    203   2    New Mexico
                                                                         32 Fred Bennett     CB     6-1    200   4    South Carolina
Offensive Line (14)                                                      35 Jacques Reeves CB       5-11   188   7    Purdue
  68 Steve Maneri        T     6-6    275   R   Temple                   38 Mark Parson      CB     5-10   192   2    Ohio
  70 Cole Pemberton      T     6-7    318   R   Colorado State           41 Brice McCain     CB     5-9    179   2    Utah
  73 Eric Winston        T     6-7    314   5   Miami (Fla.)
  76 Duane Brown         T     6-4    313   3   Virginia Tech           26   Eugene Wilson     FS   5-10 200 8 Illinois
  78 Rashad Butler       T     6-4    310   5   Miami (Fla.)            39   Nicholas Polk     S    6-0 219 R Indiana
  79 Adam Stenavich      T     6-4    308   1   Michigan                42   Torri Williams    S    6-2 208 R Purdue

 64   Kasey Studdard     G     6-3    306   4   Texas                   31   Bernard Pollard SS     6-1    224 5 Purdue
 65   Mike Brisiel       G     6-5    304   3   Colorado State          33   Troy Nolan       SS    6-2    206 2 Arizona State
 71   Shelley Smith      G     6-4    300   R   Colorado State          34   Dominique Barber SS    6-0    214 3 Minnesota
 74   Wade Smith         G     6-4    296   7   Memphis
                                                                                              SPECIAL TEAMS
 55   Chris Myers        C     6-4    299   6   Miami (Fla.)           Special Teams (4)
 62   Antoine Caldwell   C     6-3    312   2   Alabama                   1 Matt Turk          P    6-5    248   15   Wisconsin-Whitewater
 63   Chris White        C     6-2    290   6   Southern Mississippi      3 Kris Brown         PK   5-11   212   12   Nebraska
 75   Brett Helms        C     6-2    298   1   LSU                       4 Neil Rackers       PL   6-1    206   11   Illinois
                                                                         46 Jon Weeks          LS   5-10   251    1   Baylor




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                           TEXANS UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART
                                                       OFFENSE
WR       80 Andre Johnson       11 André Davis         19 Dorin Dickerson     15 Bobby Williams
LT       76 Duane Brown         78 Rashad Butler       68 Steve Maneri
LG       64 Kasey Studdard      65 Mike Brisiel
C        55 Chris Myers         74 Wade Smith          63 Chris White         75 Brett Helms
RG       62 Antoine Caldwell    71 Shelley Smith
RT       73 Eric Winston        79 Adam Stenavich      70 Cole Pemberton
TE       85 Joel Dreessen       86 James Casey         88 Garrett Graham      82 Derek Fine
         81 (Owen Daniels)      87 (Anthony Hill)
WR       83 Kevin Walter        12 Jacoby Jones        89 David Anderson      18 London Crawford
                                                                              16 Trindon Holliday
QB        8 Matt Schaub          7 Dan Orlovsky        10 John David Booty
FB       44 Vonta Leach         49 Jack Corcoran
RB       23 Arian Foster        20 Steve Slaton        43 Ben Tate            27 Chris Henry
                                                                              24 Jeremiah Johnson



                                                       DEFENSE
LDE      94 Antonio Smith       93 Tim Bulman
NT       95 Shaun Cody          97 Frank Okam          66 DelJuan Robinson
DT       91 Amobi Okoye         92 Earl Mitchell       67 Malcolm Sheppard 60 Mitch Unrein
RDE      90 Mario Williams      98 Connor Barwin       72 Jesse Nading        99 Pannel Egboh
SLB      56 Brian Cushing       52 Xavier Adibi        61 Isaiah Greenhouse
MLB      59 DeMeco Ryans        57 Kevin Bentley       53 Danny Clark
WLB      54 Zac Diles           51 Darryl Sharpton     50 Darnell Bing
LCB      29 Glover Quin         28 Antwaun Molden      35 Jacques Reeves      38 Mark Parson
RCB      25 Kareem Jackson      41 Brice McCain        32 Fred Bennett        22 Sherrick McManis
SS       31 Bernard Pollard     34 Dominique Barber 42 Torri Williams
FS       26 Eugene Wilson       33 Troy Nolan          39 Nicholas Polk



                                                     SPECIAL TEAMS
PK        3 Kris Brown           4 Neil Rackers
P         1 Matt Turk
LS       46 Jon Weeks           85 Joel Dreessen       86 James Casey
KR       11 André Davis         20 Steve Slaton        16 Trindon Holliday    22 Sherrick McManis
PR       12 Jacoby Jones        89 David Anderson      16 Trindon Holliday    11 André Davis
H         1 Matt Turk            8 Matt Schaub
Bold denotes rookie and first year players
( ) Denotes players on the active PUP list


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                                                              ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
  NO.      NAME                              POS        HT         WT         AGE NFL EXP          COLLEGE                               HIGH SCHOOL HOMETOWN                     HOW ACQUIRED
   52      Adibi, Xavier                     LB         6-2        242         25       3          Virginia Tech                         Hampton, Va.                             D4-’08
   89      Anderson, David                   WR         5-10       192         27       5          Colorado State                        Thousand Oaks, Calif.                    D7-’06
   34      Barber, Dominique                 SS         6-0        213         24       3          Minnesota                             Wayzata, Minn.                           D6-’08
   98      Barwin, Connor                    DE         6-4        260         23       2          Cincinnati                            Detroit, Mich.                           D2-’09
   32      Bennett, Fred                     CB         6-1        195         26       4          South Carolina                        Manning, S.C.                            D4-’07
   57      Bentley, Kevin                    LB         6-0        252         30       9          Northwestern                          North Hills, Calif.                      UFA-’08 (SEA)
   50      Bing, Darnell                     LB         6-2        230         25       2          Southern California                   Long Beach, Calif.                       FA-’09
   10      Booty, John David                 QB         6-3        208         25       1          Southern California                   Shreveport, La.                          FA-’10
   65      Brisiel, Mike                     G          6-5        302         27       3          Colorado State                        Fayetteville, Ark.                       FA-’06
   76      Brown, Duane                      T          6-4        312         24       3          Virginia Tech                         Richmond, Va.                            D1-’08
    3      Brown, Kris                       PK         5-11       211         33      12          Nebraska                              Southlake, Texas                         RFA-’02 (PIT)
   93      Bulman, Tim                       DE         6-4        273         27       4          Boston College                        Dorchester, Mass.                        FA-’06
   78      Butler, Rashad                    T          6-4        309         27       5          Miami (Fla.)                          West Palm Beach, Fla.                    W-07 (CAR)
   62      Caldwell, Antoine                 C          6-3        311         24       2          Alabama                               Montgomery, Ala.                         D3-’09
   86      Casey, James                      TE         6-3        240         25       2          Rice                                  Azle, Texas                              D5-’09
   53      Clark, Danny                      LB         6-2        243         33      11          Illinois                              Blue Island, Ill.                        UFA-’10 (NYG)
   95      Cody, Shaun                       DT         6-4        304         27       6          Southern California                   Hacienda Heights, Calif.                 UFA-’09 (DET)
   49      Corcoran, Jack                    FB         6-1        234         23       R          Rutgers                               Atlantic City, N.J.                      CFA-’10
   18      Crawford, London                  WR         6-2        203         23       R          Arkansas                              Mobile, Ala.                             CFA-’10
   56      Cushing, Brian                    LB         6-3        259         23       2          Southern California                   Park Ridge, N.J.                         D1-’09
   11      Davis, André                      WR         6-1        195         31       9          Virginia Tech                         Niskayuna, N.Y.                          UFA-’07 (BUF)
   19      Dickerson, Dorin                  WR         6-2        227         22       R          Pittsburgh                            Imperial, Pa.                            D7-’10
   54      Diles, Zac                        LB         6-2        238         25       4          Kansas State                          Tulare, Calif.                           D7-’07
   85      Dreessen, Joel                    TE         6-4        245         28       5          Colorado State                        Fort Morgan, Colo.                       FA-’07
   99      Egboh, Pannel                     DE         6-6        284         24       1          Stanford                              Mesquite, Texas                          FA-’09
   82      Fine, Derek                       TE         6-3        244         26       3          Kansas                                Sallisaw, Okla.                          FA-’10
   23      Foster, Arian                     RB         6-1        227         23       2          Tennessee                             San Diego, Calif.                        FA-’09
   88      Graham, Garrett                   TE         6-3        240         24       R          Wisconsin                             Brick, N.J.                              D4b-’10
   61      Greenhouse, Isaiah                LB         6-2        239         23       R          Northwestern State                    Marksville, La.                          CFA-’10
   75      Helms, Brett                      C          6-2        301         24       1          LSU                                   Stuttgart, Ark.                          FA-’09
   27      Henry, Chris                      RB         5-11       233         25       4          Arizona                               Stockton, Calif.                         FA-’09
   16      Holliday, Trindon                 WR         5-5        169         24       R          LSU                                   Zachary, La.                             D6b-’10
   25      Jackson, Kareem                   CB         5-10       195         22       R          Alabama                               Macon, Ga.                               D1-’10
   96      Jamison, Tim                      DE         6-3        273         24       2          Michigan                              Riverdale, Ill.                          FA-’09
   80      Johnson, Andre                    WR         6-3        223         29       8          Miami (Fla.)                          Miami, Fla.                              D1-’03
   24      Johnson, Jeremiah                 RB         5-9        214         23       2          Oregon                                Los Angeles, Calif.                      FA-’09
   12      Jones, Jacoby                     WR         6-2        210         26       4          Lane College                          New Orleans, La.                         D3-’07
   44      Leach, Vonta                      FB         6-0        255         28       7          East Carolina                         Rowland, N.C.                            FA-’06
   68      Maneri, Steve                     T          6-6        290         22       R          Temple                                Saddle Brook, N.J.                       CFA-’10
   41      McCain, Brice                     CB         5-9        184         23       2          Utah                                  Terrell, Texas                           D6-’09
   22      McManis, Sherrick                 CB         6-1        193         22       R          Northwestern                          Peoria, Ill.                             D5-’10
   92      Mitchell, Earl                    DT         6-3        291         22       R          Arizona                               Galena Park, Texas                       D3-’10
   28      Molden, Antwaun                   CB         6-1        200         25       3          Eastern Kentucky                      Cleveland, Ohio                          D3a-’08
   55      Myers, Chris                      C          6-4        296         28       6          Miami (Fla.)                          Miami, Fla.                              T-’08 (DEN)
   72      Nading, Jesse                     DE         6-5        261         25       2          Colorado State                        Highlands Ranch, Colo.                   FA-’08
   33      Nolan, Troy                       SS         6-2        206         23       2          Arizona State                         Woodland Hills, Calif.                   D7-’09
   97      Okam, Frank                       DT         6-5        350         24       3          Texas                                 Dallas, Texas                            D5-’08
   91      Okoye, Amobi                      DT         6-2        292         23       4          Louisville                            Huntsville, Ala.                         D1-’07
    7      Orlovsky, Dan                     QB         6-5        230         26       6          Connecticut                           Shelton, Conn.                           UFA-’09 (DET)
   38      Parson, Mark                      CB         5-10       188         24       2          Ohio                                  Richmond, Va.                            FA-’09
   70      Pemberton, Cole                   T          6-7        306         23       R          Colorado State                        Highlands Ranch, Colo.                   CFA-’10
   39      Polk, Nicholas                    S          6-0        216         23       R          Indiana                               Milwaukee, Wisc.                         CFA-’10
   31      Pollard, Bernard                  SS         6-1        225         25       5          Purdue                                Fort Wayne, Ind.                         FA-’09
   29      Quin, Glover                      CB         6-0        203         24       2          New Mexico                            Summitt, Miss.                           D4a-’09
    4      Rackers, Neil                     K          6-1        215         33      11          Illinois                              St. Louis, Mo.                           UFA-’10 (ARI)
   35      Reeves, Jacques                   CB         5-11       193         27       7          Purdue                                Lancaster, Texas                         UFA-’08 (DAL)
   66      Robinson, DelJuan                 DT         6-3        307         26       3          Mississippi State                     Hernando, Miss.                          FA-’07
   59      Ryans, DeMeco                     LB         6-1        248         26       5          Alabama                               Bessemer, Ala.                           D2-’06
    8      Schaub, Matt                      QB         6-5        239         29       7          Virginia                              West Chester, Pa.                        T-’07 (ATL)
   51      Sharpton, Darryl                  LB         5-11       248         22       R          Miami (Fla.)                          Coral Gables, Fla.                       D4a-’10
   67      Sheppard, Malcolm                 DT         6-2        289         22       R          Arkansas                              Bainbridge, Ga.                          CFA-’10
   20      Slaton, Steve                     RB         5-9        206         24       3          West Virginia                         Levittown, Pa.                           D3b-’08
   94      Smith, Antonio                    DE         6-4        275         28       7          Oklahoma State                        Oklahoma City, Okla.                     UFA-’09 (ARI)
   71      Smith, Shelley                    G          6-4        299         23       R          Colorado State                        Phoenix, Ariz.                           D6a-’10
   74      Smith, Wade                       G          6-4        309         29       7          Memphis                               Dallas, Texas                            UFA-’10 (KC)
   79      Stenavich, Adam                   T          6-4        306         27       1          Michigan                              Marshfield, Wisc.                        FA-’08
   64      Studdard, Kasey                   G          6-3        304         26       4          Texas                                 Lone Tree, Colo.                         D6-’07
   43      Tate, Ben                         RB         5-11       219         21       R          Auburn                                Salisbury, Md.                           D2-’10
    1      Turk, Matt                        P          6-5        248         42      15          Wisconsin-Whitewater                  Greenfield, Wisc.                        FA-’07
   60      Unrein, Mitch                     DE         6-4        282         23       R          Wyoming                               Eaton, Colo.                             CFA-’10
   83      Walter, Kevin                     WR         6-3        218         29       8          Eastern Michigan                      Vernon Hills, Ill.                       RFA-’06 (CIN)
   46      Weeks, Jon                        LS         5-10       254         24       1          Baylor                                Bethpage, N.Y.                           FA-’10
   63      White, Chris                      C          6-2        299         27       6          Southern Mississippi                  Winona, Miss.                            FA-’06
   15      Williams, Bobby                   WR         6-2        198         24       1          North Alabama                         Jacksonville, Fla.                       FA-’10
   90      Williams, Mario                   DE         6-6        290         25       5          North Carolina State                  Richlands, N.C.                          D1-’06
   42      Williams, Torri                   S          6-2        210         23       R          Purdue                                Leander, Texas                           CFA-’10
   26      Wilson, Eugene                    FS         5-10       196         29       8          Illinois                              Merrillville, Ind.                       FA-’08
   73      Winston, Eric                     T          6-7        316         26       5          Miami (Fla.)                          Midland, Texas                           D3b-’06

Physically Unable to Perform (2 - Counts against active roster)
   81     Daniels, Owen                    TE          6-3         242          27         5       Wisconsin                             Naperville, Ill.                         D4-’06
   87     Hill, Anthony                    TE          6-6         278          25         2       North Carolina State                  Houston, Texas                           D4b-’09

Reserve/Injured (2)
   45     Griffith, Justin                   FB         6-0        230          30        8        Mississippi State                     Magee, Miss.                             Neck (8/4)
   84     Stross, Trey                       WR         6-4        201          23        R        Iowa                                  Avon Lake, Ohio                          L Foot (6/16)

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Assistant Coaches: Frank Bush (Defensive Coordinator); Rick Dennison (Offensive Coordinator); Joe Marciano (Special Teams Coordinator); Ray Rhodes (Sr. Defensive Asst.); John Benton (Offensive
Line); Perry Carter (Defensive Asst.); David Gibbs (Defensive Backs); Chick Harris (Running Backs); Johnny Holland (Linebackers); Larry Kirksey (Wide Receivers); Greg Knapp (Quarterbacks); Bill Kollar
(Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line); Marc Lubick (Offensive Asst.); Bruce Matthews (Offensive Assistant); Brian Pariani (Tight Ends); Frank Pollack (Asst. Offensive Line); Robert Saleh (Asst. Linebackers);
Matt Schiotz (Asst. Strength & Conditioning); Cedric Smith (Strength & Conditioning).

Pronunciation Guide: Xavier Adibi - Ah-DEE-bee; Mike Brisiel - Bry-ZELL; Joel Dreessen - DREE-sen; Arian Foster - AIR-ee-an; Vonta Leach - VON-tay; Frank Okam - OH-cam; Amobi Okoye - Ah-MOH-bee
Oh-KOY-yay; Dan Orlovsky - Or-LAHV-ski; Glover Quin - GLOW-ver; Jacques Reeves - ZHOCK; DelJuan Robinson - DELL-wahn; DeMeco Ryans - Deh-MEE-co; Matt Schaub - SHOBB



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                                                                  NUMERICAL ROSTER
  NO.     NAME                               POS        HT         WT         AGE NFL EXP          COLLEGE                               HIGH SCHOOL HOMETOWN                     HOW ACQUIRED
    1     Matt Turk                          P          6-5        248         42      15          Wisconsin-Whitewater                  Greenfield, Wisc.                        FA-’07
    3     Kris Brown                         PK         5-11       211         33      12          Nebraska                              Southlake, Texas                         RFA-’02 (PIT)
    4     Neil Rackers                       K          6-1        215         33      11          Illinois                              St. Louis, Mo.                           UFA-’10 (ARI)
    7     Dan Orlovsky                       QB         6-5        230         26       6          Connecticut                           Shelton, Conn.                           UFA-’09 (DET)
    8     Matt Schaub                        QB         6-5        239         29       7          Virginia                              West Chester, Pa.                        T-’07 (ATL)
   10     John David Booty                   QB         6-3        208         25       1          Southern California                   Shreveport, La.                          FA-’10
   11     André Davis                        WR         6-1        195         31       9          Virginia Tech                         Niskayuna, N.Y.                          UFA-’07 (BUF)
   12     Jacoby Jones                       WR         6-2        210         26       4          Lane College                          New Orleans, La.                         D3-’07
   15     Bobby Williams                     WR         6-2        198         24       1          North Alabama                         Jacksonville, Fla.                       FA-’10
   16     Trindon Holliday                   WR         5-5        169         24       R          LSU                                   Zachary, La.                             D6b-’10
   18     London Crawford                    WR         6-2        203         23       R          Arkansas                              Mobile, Ala.                             CFA-’10
   19     Dorin Dickerson                    WR         6-2        227         22       R          Pittsburgh                            Imperial, Pa.                            D7-’10
   20     Steve Slaton                       RB         5-9        206         24       3          West Virginia                         Levittown, Pa.                           D3b-’08
   22     Sherrick McManis                   CB         6-1        193         22       R          Northwestern                          Peoria, Ill.                             D5-’10
   23     Arian Foster                       RB         6-1        227         23       2          Tennessee                             San Diego, Calif.                        CFA-’09
   24     Jeremiah Johnson                   RB         5-9        214         23       2          Oregon                                Los Angeles, Calif.                      CFA-’09
   25     Kareem Jackson                     CB         5-10       195         22       R          Alabama                               Macon, Ga.                               D1-’10
   26     Eugene Wilson                      FS         5-10       196         29       8          Illinois                              Merrillville, Ind.                       FA-’08
   27     Chris Henry                        RB         5-11       233         25       4          Arizona                               Stockton, Calif.                         FA-’09
   28     Antwaun Molden                     CB         6-1        200         25       3          Eastern Kentucky                      Cleveland, Ohio                          D3a-’08
   29     Glover Quin                        CB         6-0        203         24       2          New Mexico                            Summitt, Miss.                           D4a-’09
   31     Bernard Pollard                    SS         6-1        225         25       5          Purdue                                Fort Wayne, Ind.                         FA-’09
   32     Fred Bennett                       CB         6-1        195         26       4          South Carolina                        Manning, S.C.                            D4-’07
   33     Troy Nolan                         SS         6-2        206         23       2          Arizona State                         Woodland Hills, Calif.                   D7-’09
   34     Dominique Barber                   SS         6-0        213         24       3          Minnesota                             Wayzata, Minn.                           D6-’08
   35     Jacques Reeves                     CB         5-11       193         27       7          Purdue                                Lancaster, Texas                         UFA-’08 (DAL)
   38     Mark Parson                        CB         5-10       188         24       2          Ohio                                  Richmond, Va.                            CFA-’09
   39     Nicholas Polk                      S          6-0        216         23       R          Indiana                               Milwaukee, Wisc.                         CFA-’10
   41     Brice McCain                       CB         5-9        184         23       2          Utah                                  Terrell, Texas                           D6-’09
   42     Torri Williams                     S          6-2        210         23       R          Purdue                                Leander, Texas                           CFA-’10
   43     Ben Tate                           RB         5-11       219         21       R          Auburn                                Salisbury, Md.                           D2-’10
   44     Vonta Leach                        FB         6-0        255         28       7          East Carolina                         Rowland, N.C.                            FA-’06
   46     Jon Weeks                          LS         5-10       254         24       1          Baylor                                Bethpage, N.Y.                           FA-’10
   49     Jack Corcoran                      FB         6-1        234         23       R          Rutgers                               Atlantic City, N.J.                      CFA-’10
   50     Darnell Bing                       LB         6-2        230         25       2          Southern California                   Long Beach, Calif.                       FA-’09
   51     Darryl Sharpton                    LB         5-11       248         22       R          Miami (Fla.)                          Coral Gables, Fla.                       D4a-’10
   52     Xavier Adibi                       LB         6-2        242         25       3          Virginia Tech                         Hampton, Va.                             D4-’08
   53     Danny Clark                        LB         6-2        243         33      11          Illinois                              Blue Island, Ill.                        UFA-’10 (NYG)
   54     Zac Diles                          LB         6-2        238         25       4          Kansas State                          Tulare, Calif.                           D7-’07
   55     Chris Myers                        C          6-4        296         28       6          Miami (Fla.)                          Miami, Fla.                              T-’08 (DEN)
   56     Brian Cushing                      LB         6-3        259         23       2          Southern California                   Park Ridge, N.J.                         D1-’09
   57     Kevin Bentley                      LB         6-0        252         30       9          Northwestern                          North Hills, Calif.                      UFA-’08 (SEA)
   59     DeMeco Ryans                       LB         6-1        248         26       5          Alabama                               Bessemer, Ala.                           D2-’06
   60     Mitch Unrein                       DE         6-4        282         23       R          Wyoming                               Eaton, Colo.                             CFA-’10
   61     Isaiah Greenhouse                  LB         6-2        239         23       R          Northwestern State                    Marksville, La.                          CFA-’10
   62     Antoine Caldwell                   C          6-3        311         24       2          Alabama                               Montgomery, Ala.                         D3-’09
   63     Chris White                        C          6-2        299         27       6          Southern Mississippi                  Winona, Miss.                            FA-’06
   64     Kasey Studdard                     G          6-3        304         26       4          Texas                                 Lone Tree, Colo.                         D6-’07
   65     Mike Brisiel                       G          6-5        302         27       3          Colorado State                        Fayetteville, Ark.                       CFA-’06
   66     DelJuan Robinson                   DT         6-3        307         26       3          Mississippi State                     Hernando, Miss.                          CFA-’07
   67     Malcolm Sheppard                   DT         6-2        289         22       R          Arkansas                              Bainbridge, Ga.                          CFA-’10
   68     Steve Maneri                       T          6-6        290         22       R          Temple                                Saddle Brook, N.J.                       CFA-’10
   70     Cole Pemberton                     T          6-7        306         23       R          Colorado State                        Highlands Ranch, Colo.                   CFA-’10
   71     Shelley Smith                      G          6-4        299         23       R          Colorado State                        Phoenix, Ariz.                           D6a-’10
   72     Jesse Nading                       DE         6-5        261         23       2          Colorado State                        Highlands Ranch, Colo.                   CFA-’08
   73     Eric Winston                       T          6-7        316         26       5          Miami (Fla.)                          Midland, Texas                           D3b-’06
   74     Wade Smith                         G          6-4        309         29       7          Memphis                               Dallas, Texas                            UFA-’10 (KC)
   75     Brett Helms                        C          6-2        301         24       1          LSU                                   Stuttgart, Ark.                          CFA-’09
   76     Duane Brown                        T          6-4        312         24       3          Virginia Tech                         Richmond, Va.                            D1-’08
   78     Rashad Butler                      T          6-4        309         27       5          Miami (Fla.)                          West Palm Beach, Fla.                    W-07 (CAR)
   79     Adam Stenavich                     T          6-4        306         27       1          Michigan                              Marshfield, Wisc.                        CFA-’08
   80     Andre Johnson                      WR         6-3        223         29       8          Miami (Fla.)                          Miami, Fla.                              D1-’03
   82     Derek Fine                         TE         6-3        244         26       3          Kansas                                Sallisaw, Okla.                          FA-’10
   83     Kevin Walter                       WR         6-3        218         29       8          Eastern Michigan                      Vernon Hills, Ill.                       RFA-’06 (CIN)
   85     Joel Dreessen                      TE         6-4        245         28       5          Colorado State                        Fort Morgan, Colo.                       FA-’07
   86     James Casey                        TE         6-3        240         25       2          Rice                                  Azle, Texas                              D5-’09
   88     Garrett Graham                     TE         6-3        240         24       R          Wisconsin                             Brick, N.J.                              D4b-’10
   89     David Anderson                     WR         5-10       192         27       5          Colorado State                        Thousand Oaks, Calif.                    D7-’06
   90     Mario Williams                     DE         6-6        290         25       5          North Carolina State                  Richlands, N.C.                          D1-’06
   91     Amobi Okoye                        DT         6-2        292         23       4          Louisville                            Huntsville, Ala.                         D1-’07
   92     Earl Mitchell                      DT         6-3        291         22       R          Arizona                               Galena Park, Texas                       D3-’10
   93     Tim Bulman                         DE         6-4        273         27       4          Boston College                        Dorchester, Mass.                        FA-’06
   94     Antonio Smith                      DE         6-4        275         28       7          Oklahoma State                        Oklahoma City, Okla.                     UFA-’09 (ARI)
   95     Shaun Cody                         DT         6-4        304         27       6          Southern California                   Hacienda Heights, Calif.                 UFA-’09 (DET)
   96     Tim Jamison                        DE         6-3        273         24       2          Michigan                              Riverdale, Ill.                          CFA-’09
   97     Frank Okam                         DT         6-5        350         24       3          Texas                                 Dallas, Texas                            D5-’08
   98     Connor Barwin                      DE         6-4        260         23       2          Cincinnati                            Detroit, Mich.                           D2-’09
   99     Pannel Egboh                       DE         6-6        284         24       1          Stanford                              Mesquite, Texas                          FA-’09

Physically Unable to Perform (2 - Counts against active roster)
   81     Owen Daniels                     TE          6-3         242          27         5       Wisconsin                             Naperville, Ill.                         D4-’06
   87     Anthony Hill                     TE          6-6         278          25         2       North Carolina State                  Houston, Texas                           D4b-’09

Reserve/Injured (2)
   45     Justin Griffith                    FB         6-0        230          30        8        Mississippi State                     Magee, Miss.                             Neck (8/4)
   84     Trey Stross                        WR         6-4        201          23        R        Iowa                                  Avon Lake, Ohio                          L Foot (6/16)

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Assistant Coaches: Frank Bush (Defensive Coordinator); Rick Dennison (Offensive Coordinator); Joe Marciano (Special Teams Coordinator); Ray Rhodes (Sr. Defensive Asst.); John Benton (Offensive
Line); Perry Carter (Defensive Asst.); David Gibbs (Defensive Backs); Chick Harris (Running Backs); Johnny Holland (Linebackers); Larry Kirksey (Wide Receivers); Greg Knapp (Quarterbacks); Bill Kollar
(Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line); Marc Lubick (Offensive Asst.); Bruce Matthews (Offensive Assistant); Brian Pariani (Tight Ends); Frank Pollack (Asst. Offensive Line); Robert Saleh (Asst. Linebackers);
Matt Schiotz (Asst. Strength & Conditioning); Cedric Smith (Strength & Conditioning).

Pronunciation Guide: Xavier Adibi - Ah-DEE-bee; Mike Brisiel - Bry-ZELL; Joel Dreessen - DREE-sen; Arian Foster - AIR-ee-an; Vonta Leach - VON-tay; Frank Okam - OH-cam; Amobi Okoye - Ah-MOH-bee
Oh-KOY-yay; Dan Orlovsky - Or-LAHV-ski; Glover Quin - GLOW-ver; Jacques Reeves - ZHOCK; DelJuan Robinson - DELL-wahn; DeMeco Ryans - Deh-MEE-co; Matt Schaub - SHOBB



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