Houston Texans: All-time leaders in receiving yards

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Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans News: Receiving yards – No. 3 Owen Daniels

Next is another non-wide receiver on the list, but the only tight end in the Top 5 all-time for Texans receiving yards, plus he’s one of the most popular players in Texans history. Let’s talk about Owen Daniels, who played for the Texans from 2006-13.

Daniels is the best tight end to ever play for the Texans, and since he left the franchise at the end of the ’13 season, the Texans have yet to find as dominant of a player to take his spot on the roster. In his eight seasons with the franchise, Daniels caught 385 passes for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdown receptions on a total of 602 targets. Daniels had at least two touchdowns in each of his eight years with the Texans, and he also played in exactly 100 games with the franchise, 96 of those games being starts.

Daniels also averaged 12 yards per reception for the Texans, and he also averaged nearly four receptions (3.9) per game, plus he added an average of 46.2 yards per game with the Texans.

Though Daniels finished his career with one season playing for the Baltimore Ravens, and his final year was with the Denver Broncos in 2015, Daniels will always be remembered for what he did with the Texans as he’s set the standard for all tight ends from here on out with the Texans.