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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

The late-game heroics of Christian Snell

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 22, 2010 – 10:13 pm

Making the rounds at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday was the late-game-heroics story of Christian Snell, an equipment services assistant in his sixth season with the Texans.

The story starts a few minutes before Neil Rackers kicked his game-winning 35-yard field goal in overtime at Washington on Sunday. Just as tight end Joel Dreessen made a 28-yard catch to put the Texans in field goal range, the shoe on Rackers’ right foot inexplicably fell apart.

“I was warming up into the net (on the sideline) and my shoe started to pull away; the plastic bottom started to pull away from the leather,” Rackers said. “Then, I hit one ball and my toe was almost shooting out the side of the shoe. Just then, Joe (Marciano) came over and said, ‘We’re kicking on third down,’ and I said, ‘Well, I need a shoe first.’”

Enter Snell. Thankfully, Dreessen’s catch was reviewed by officials, buying a few minutes of time. Rackers showed Snell his crumbled shoe, and Snell immediately took off in a frenzied sprint from the sideline to the Texans’ locker room.

Inside the locker room, Snell rummaged through Rackers’ travel bag and found a new pair of shoes. He then darted back out to the field and, as the story goes, presented Rackers with the new set before officials had even finished reviewing Dreessen’s catch.

“He should be a track star somewhere, the way he got that shoe,” Rackers said.

From there, Rackers had enough time to take a couple of warm-up kicks on the sideline before sending the game-winner through the uprights to move the Texans to 2-0.

Looking back at it all on Wednesday, Rackers gave his best guess at Snell’s time in the 40-yard dash.

“I’m going to say on a good day, about 5.3,” he said. “But on that day, he was flying. There was a little bit of adrenaline in there.”

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that he was prepared to have Rackers attempt the kick barefooted if not for Snell’s dash to the locker room.

“I heard them talking about it, and I knew somebody was on their way with a shoe,” Kubiak said. “If not, he was going to have to go out there and kick it without one. It wasn’t like we were going to stop.”


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2 Responses to “The late-game heroics of Christian Snell”

  1. By Mary Snell on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    That’s my boy!!

  2. By Brendon Snell on Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go Bro!

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