Houston Texans

My All Time Favorite Houston Texans Players

Formed in 2002 in the aftermath of the Houston Oilers leaving for Tennessee, the Texans are the newest NFL franchise. The team had some lean years during its early years, but that doesn’t mean Houston has been devoid of great players. One of the best draft picks the Texans made was when they selected wide receiver Andre Johnson with the third overall pick in 2003. Johnson is the team’s leader in almost every receiving category the Texans have and was for many years considered the most underrated receiver in football. Now that Johnson has finally gotten his due, he is considered not only a top wide receiver, but one of the greatest Houston Texans of all time.

In recent years, the Texans have had success drafting great players. Their defense has been shored up with the addition of players like 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing. Additionally, the Texans have had success drafting offensive linemen with left tackle Duane Brown considered one of the top linemen in the league. After struggling for much of its existence, recent Texans teams have had some of the best players in team history. In addition to the great players listed above, Arian Foster is considered to be a dominant running back and easily one of the greatest Texans of all time. The same goes for quarterback Matt Schaub, who the Texans took a chance on in 2007 and were rewarded with the best quarterback in their brief history.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub - Atlanta Falcons - Houston Texans - Quarterback

2004 Bazooka Gold #203 Rookie Card

 

David Carr

David Carr - Houston Texans - Quarterback

2002 Titanium Rookie Team Insert #8 Rookie Card

 

RUNNING BACKS

Arian Foster

Arian Foster - Houston Texans - Running Back

2009 Donruss Threads #107 Rookie Card

 

Domanick Davis

Domanick Davis - Domanick Williams - Houston Texans - Running Back

2005 Upper Deck #SS Rookie Card

While he will likely lose his place in Texans history to Steve Slaton, Domanick (Davis) Williams was the first “real” running back the Texans had. Back-to-back 1000 yard season had him on the verge of being a star before an injury-plagued 2005 wound up being the last season he played in the NFL.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson - Houston Texans - Wide Receiver

2003 Fleer Tradition #277 Rookie Card

 

Eric Moulds

Eric Moulds - Buffalo Bills - Houston Texans - Wide Receiver

1996 Upper Deck #14 Prime Choice Rookie Card

 

Jabar Gaffney

Jabar Gaffney - Houston Texans - Wide Receiver

2002 Pristine #118 Rookie Card

 

Marcus Coleman

 

TIGHT ENDS

Owen Daniels

Owen Daniels - Houston Texans - Tight End

2006 Bowman #262 Rookie Card

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Antoine Caldwell

Antoine Caldwell - Houston Texans - Center

2009 Upper Deck SP #244 Rookie Card

 

Steve McKinney

Eric Winston

Duane Brown

Duane Brown - Houston Texans - Offensive Lineman

2008 Bowman Sterling #39 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Mario Williams

Mario Williams - Houston Texans - Defensive End

2006 Topps Heritage #255 Rookie Card

 

Amobi Okoye

Amobi Okoye - Houston Texans - Defensive Tackle

2007 Playoff Contenders #107 Rookie Card

 

LINEBACKERS

Jason Babin

Jason Babin - Houston Texans - Linebacker

2004 Playoff Contenders #RU25 Rookie Card

DeMeco Ryans

DeMeco Ryans - Houston Texans - Linebacker

2006 Bowman #98 Rookie Card

 

Jamie Sharper

Jamie Sharper - Baltimore Ravens - Houston Texans - Linebacker

1997 Upper Deck Collectors Choice #30 Rookie Card

His 436 tackles in three seasons remain the franchise record.

Kailee Wong

Kailee Wong - Minnesota Vikings - Houston Texans - Linebacker

1998 Bowman #210 Rookie Card

 

Jay Foreman

Jay Foreman - Buffalo Bills - Houston Texans - Linebacker

2002 Upper Deck XL #54 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Dunta Robinson

Dunta Robinson - Houston Texans - Cornerback

2004 Skybox LE Gold #70 Rookie Card

 

Aaron Glenn

Aaron Glenn - New York Jets - Houston Texans - Cornerback

1994 Upper Deck SP #9 Rookie Card

A Houston native and an original Texan from the expansion draft, Glenn was the first defensive star the team had. In three seasons he amassed eleven interceptions, two touchdowns, 165 tackles, and 33 passes defended.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham - Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Texans - Kicker

2006 Donruss #20 Gridiron Gear Rookie Card

 

P

PR/KR – Keshawn Martin

Keshawn Martin - Houston Texans - Punt Returner - Kick Returner

2012 Topps #195 Rookie Card

 

KR – Trindon Holliday

Trindon Holliday - Houston Texans - Kick Returner

2010 Playoff Absolute Spectrum Rookie Card

 

NICKNAME

  • On March 2, 2000, the team announced five choices, the Apollos, Bobcats, Stallions, Texans and Wildcatters. Six months later the team unveiled the name, colors, and logo at a downtown rally.

HEAD COACHES

  • Dom Capers (2002-2005)
  • Gary Kubiak (2006-2013)
  • Wade Phillips (2013)
  • Bill O’Brien (2014-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • None

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • None

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • None

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 2011, 2012, 2015

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 2011, 2012, 2015

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 2-3 .400

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • None

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • None

PRO BOWL MVP

  • 2010 Matt Schaub QB

AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 2006 DeMeco Ryans LB
  • 2009 Brian Cushing LB

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2012 J.J. Watt DE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • None

NFL MVP

  • None

SUPER BOWL MVP

  • None

 

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