Houston Texans morning huddle: Hopkins focused, Watt’s celebrity grows
By Randy Gurzi
The Houston Texans morning huddle brings you all the Houston Texans news you need to know to keep up with your favorite NFL franchise
Good morning Texans fans, and a happy Thursday to you all! We are one day closer to the weekend, and to get us in the right frame of mind we have all the Houston Texans news you need to know! Enjoy;
Roommates in college, Texans’ Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen were two future NFL players who tested themselves against each other while teammates on opposing lines at Illinois.“Man, they were heated,” Mercilus said of their practices against each other. “We got into a couple scuffles. He’d be pulling me by my jersey, I’d be like, ‘Hey bro, chill. I’m coming after you next play.’ So it’d be stupid things like that.”"
Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins intent on getting bigger, stronger, faster – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
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"DeAndre Hopkins’ star turn last season included a series of acrobatic one-handed catches and elevating over cornerbacks to catch the football with outstanding body control.The Texans wide receiver finished the season with a career-high 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns and made his first Pro Bowl appearance."
J.J. Watt will host CMT Music Awards with Erin Andrews – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Add “Awards Show Host” to J.J. Watt’s resume.Watt will be hosting the CMT Music Awards this year, along with broadcast sports reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” host Erin Andrews. The show airs June 8 and will mark Watt’s first time hosting. Andrews hosted the show last year with actress Brittany Snow."
7 Reasons Larry Izzo is ST coordinator – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
"The former Rice Owl has five years of experience as an assistant special teams coach with the New York Giants. He also played 14 years in the NFL with the Dolphins, Patriots and Jets, and made three Pro Bowls as a special teamer.O’Brien was asked about Izzo on Monday, and described the seven reasons the new special teams coordinator is the man for the job."