Houston Texans’ Top 5 least-worn jersey numbers

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The Houston Texans are the league’s youngest team.

So which numbers from 1-99 have been worn the least? Pro Football Reference’s “Uniform Numbers” tool was a great help to set up this research criterion.

For a number to qualify as one of the least worn in franchise history, the number had to be worn by five players or less. That sped up the entire process, and the results have some interesting players and NFL personnel involved.

34 different individual numbers made this list- which ones were they, and who wore them? Let’s get right into our “5 Times” category:

The Houston Texans jersey numbers that have been worn five times

Starting us off are 13 numbers that have been worn five times or less. They are the following:

  • 3,5,7,35,41,42,56,61,71,72,77,86,95

It’s a rough patch as we start out with Brandon Weeden, Tom Savage, and the short-lived-in-Houston Anthony Miller. Who can forget Samkon Gado wearing number 35? Gado came to Houston after his cult-hero status in Green Bay was over.

Jumping up to number 71 is currently Tytus Howard, the Houston Texans’ 2019 first-round pick. You may just remember Xavier Su’a-Filo occupied this number for a few years as well.

Finishing our run in the five times category is number 86, most notably worn by Jabar Gaffney before joining the New England Patriots and was a member of the 18-1 team in 2008 that lost to the New York Giants in 2008.