The Houston Texans are an NFL football team located in Houston, Texas. They were established in 2002 and play in the AFC South division with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. The team is currently owned by Bob McNair and coached by Bill O’Brien. Their official team colors are deep blue steel, battle red and white.
The Texans are the youngest team in the NFL in terms of years in the league. They are an expansion team with roots stemming from the old Houston Oilers, who are now the Tennessee Titans. Since they have only existed for 13 years, the team has experienced limited on field success. However, the team did make the playoffs in 2011 and 2012 – eventually losing to the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.
The Houston Texans play in one of the newer stadiums in the NFL – NRG Stadium. NRG Stadium opened in 2002 and has a capacity of 71,000. It is also the first ever NFL stadium to feature a retractable roof. NRG Stadium is scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2017. Other than Houston Texans football, NRG Stadium is home to the city of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl and the Houston Cougars of the NCAA.
Famous Members of the Texans
Since the Houston Texans have only been in existence for a little over a decade, they do not have any NFL Hall of Famers or great historical players. However, they do have a few famous current and former players.
- JJ Watt – Two time NFL defensive player of the year.
- Andre Johnson – Future Hall of Fame wide receiver.
- Arian Foster – Current running back.
- Jadaveon Clowney – First overall draft pick in 2013.