Houston Texans Looking Forward to 10th Anniversary


For many of us it has seemed more like a century than a decade, for others the years have passed by in a flash. However you may feel, know this, 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Houston Texans!

That is right, it has been 10 years since the Texans won their first-ever game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The following is some of the things to look forward to this season (from HoustonTexans.com):

"The celebration will include a patch on the team’s uniforms bearing a special 10th Anniversary logo (see below) as well as features throughout the year at Texans games and events and online at HoustonTexans.com.In addition to the commemorative logo, the Texans will mark their 10th anniversary by looking back at several key events from the team’s inaugural season in 2002, beginning with the anniversary of the 2002 Expansion Draft, which took place on Feb. 18, 2002."

In (early) celebration of the Texans’ 10th anniversary I will present to you, over the next 10 days, the original Houston Texans…starting with the starting QB and two running backs who split the carries.

David Carr:

  • 1st pick of the 2002 NFL draft
  • 2002 starting QB for the Houston Texans
  • 52.5% completion rating for 2,592 yards
  • Threw 9 TDs and 15 INTs
  • 62.8 QB rating
  • Sacked 76 times

Jonathan Wells:

  • 4th round, 99th pick in the 2002 NFL draft
  • 2002 RB for the Houston Texans
  • 197 rushes for 529 yards rushing
  • 3 rushing TDs
  • 9 catches for 48 yards

James Allen:

  • 5th year veteran in 2002
  • Split runs with Jonathan Wells
  • 155 rushes for 519 yards
  • 47 catches for 302 yards

Tune in tomorrow as we look at the next three players who helped the Houston Texans begin their decade of football in the Bayou City.