Houston Texans: Greatest all-time players in franchise history

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans - (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans - (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /
8 of 10
Houston Texans, Owen Daniels
Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans – (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) /

7. Owen Daniels, Tight End

Owen Daniels was a tight end that was released too early. The underrated tight end was picked in round four of the 2006 draft and caught 385 passes for 4,617 yards and 26 touchdowns until the team released him following the 2013 season.

In 2013, he played only five games before being injured and still outperformed the disappointments that Houston lined up in 2014 as he had 24 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns. His best year was 2008 (one of his two Pro Bowl years) when he had 70 receptions for 862 yards and two touchdowns.

6. Duane Brown, Tackle

Duane Brown was selected 26th overall out of Virginia Tech in 2008 and the 6-foot-4 303-pound lineman was a fixture for Houston for more than nine seasons. His tenure didn’t end well as he forced his way out of town and was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

5. Arian Foster, Running Back

Undrafted out of the University of Tennessee, running back Arian Foster stepped in for an injured Ben Tate and never looked back. Gaining 1,616 yards and scoring 16 touchdowns his first year as a starter was impressive.

Even more impressive was the consistency Foster played with during his prime. He continually averaged above four-yards per carry and was a weapon in the passing game as well for the Texans.

Durability ended up becoming a concern as FOster missed times in his final three seasons with Houston before heading to Miami. Once there, he only managed to play four more games before calling it a career.