Houston Texans: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Arian Foster, Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Vonta Leach, Houston Texans
Vonta Leach, Houston Texans. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /

Vonta Leach. 6. player. 10. . FB. (2006-10)

In 11 games during the 2006 through 2010 seasons with the Texans, fullback Vonta Leach was one of the more favorable players on the roster. h=His blocking skills were a big part of the success of the franchise, as he was an important player in helping the franchise become what it is today.

Fansided’s House of Houston recently showed great respect to Leach, listing him as the 20th all-time Texans player, as he was a big part of the rushing game of the Texans during his time with the team.

Being 6-foot and 246 pounds, Leach could open up rushing lanes with the best of them. As he played in 75 games with the franchise (37 starts), Leach had the following numbers to back up his play as the fullback of the franchise: 71 receptions (98 targets) for 518 yards for a 7.3 yards per reception average.

Leach also had four receiving touchdowns in his Texans career, as he only scored one more touchdown after leaving the Texans in his final three NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Leach rarely rushed with the football, but he was a part of a blocking scheme that led to the Texans being a top-17 or better offense in points scored from 2007 to 2010 and a top-four offense in points scored from 2008 to 2010. He helped set the foundation for the Texans’ first playoff berth the year after he left the franchise.

The fullback made the Pro Bowl in 2010 with the Texans and twice more the following two seasons with the Ravens. He was also a First-Team All-Pro selection in those same seasons, including 2010 with Houston.