Houston Texans new players’ jersey numbers revealed
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans have released the jersey numbers for the players they acquired this offseason.
The Houston Texans have had a busy offseason, but they wasted no time releasing the jersey numbers of their incoming rookie draft class and their additions they had in free agency. Texans had one of the smallest draft classes in their franchise history after entering the draft without their first and sixth-round selections and trading all three of their seventh rounders during the 2020 NFL Draft.
Drafted in the second round, Ross Blacklock will use 90, third-rounder Jon Greenard will use 52, fifth-rounder Isaiah Coulter will use 82, and fourth-rounders Charlie Heck will use 67, and John Reid will use 34. Houston’s undrafted free agents also got their jersey numbers for this upcoming season. On the defensive side, Penn State linebacker Jan Johnson will use 56, Notre Dame outside linebacker Jamir Jones will use 47, and West Georgia nose tackle Auzoyah Alufohai will use 98 for the Texans.
On offense, University of Chatanooga quarterback Nick Tiano will use 8, North Texas offensive lineman, Elex Woodworth will wear 77, TCU offensive lineman Cordel Iwuagwu will use 70, James Madison tight end Dylan Stapleton will wear 84, Ole Miss running back Scottie Phillips will use 40. Georgia wide receiver Tyler Simmons will use 86.
Texans trade acquisition David Johnson will use his classic number 31 and running back Karan Higdon will now use 24 as his new jersey number. Brandin Cooks will number 13, and Hansen will switch to 17. Receiver Randall Cobb will use his traditional jersey number 18, and Pro Bowl special teamer Michael Thomas will wear 28.
Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves will wear 26, offensive lineman Brent Qvale will use 76, and long snapper Anthony Kukwa will wear 45. Safeties Eric Murray will wear 23, and Jaylen Watkins will use 27 for the Texans.
Now that the players have chosen their numbers for next season, we will hopefully be one step closer to the start of the 2020 NFL season.