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    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • 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.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

A look at Mario Williams’ six seasons in Houston

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 15, 2012 – 3:03 pm

Mario Williams signed with the Buffalo Bills today after six seasons in Houston. One of the most heavily criticized No. 1 overall draft picks in NFL history – and possibly in the history of all professional sports – he left the Texans with a franchise-record 53 sacks in 82 games.

The top pick in the 2006 draft, Williams also was the first draft pick of the Gary Kubiak era in Houston. He started 77 consecutive games before landing on injured reserve with a sports hernia injury in the final month of the 2010 season. He missed the final 11 games of 2011 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Williams played through plantar fasciitis as a rookie, when he was routinely blasted by media and fans who had wanted the Texans to draft Reggie Bush or Vince Young. He had 4.5 sacks and 47 tackles in 2006 – solid numbers, but not No. 1 overall pick numbers.

The following season, Williams exploded with a team-record 14.0 sacks. He did not make the Pro Bowl, but he did in 2008 after recording 12.0 sacks and four forced fumbles.

“Super Mario” played through a painful shoulder injury in 2009 and started all 16 games, recording 9.0 sacks and making his second consecutive Pro Bowl. He had 8.5 sacks in 13 games in 2010. He moved from 4-3 defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker in 2011 and had 5.0 sacks in five games.

Whatever numbers Williams puts up from now on will be with the Bills, who play the Texans at Reliant Stadium in 2012.


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6 Responses to “A look at Mario Williams’ six seasons in Houston”

  1. By rob on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    frusstraded what is texans doin

  2. By Richard on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mario did well here, best wishes. Get a few hits on Brady.

  3. By Ramiro Hernandez on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The best of wishes to Mario Williams, he will be missed by alot of fans

  4. By Ramiro Hernandez on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed time to step it up now boys we know you can make us proud just like you did this previous season

  5. By George T. on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mario Williams will not be missed, Houston Texans defense will rise once again without him and will continue to do so. What ever happen to loyality? It’s all about the freakin $$$$$$. Not too worry Mario, wait till you see the Houston Texans win there Super Bowl championship and you wished you should have stayed. hahahahahaha Enjoy your riches in Buffalo!

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