21 Facts About Houston Texans

1. Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston.

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2. The Houston Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division, and play their home games at NRG Stadium.

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3. The Houston Texans began play as an expansion team in 2002, making them the youngest franchise currently competing in the NFL.

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4. Houston Texans joined the NFL in the 2002 season, playing at the newly opened Reliant Stadium under head coach Dom Capers.

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5. Houston Texans entered the 2014 season with a 14-game losing streak.

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6. In 2014, the Houston Texans won three of their first four games, defeating the Redskins in the season opener, the Raiders, and the Bills, losing to the New York Giants.

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7. On March 9, 2016, the Houston Texans signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler to a 4-year, $72 million deal.

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8. On March 22, 2020, the Houston Texans traded away all-pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals.

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9. In return, Houston Texans received running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

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10. On January 27, 2021, the Houston Texans hired David Culley as the team's head coach.

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11. On February 12, 2021, the Houston Texans released all-pro defensive end JJ Watt.

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12. The Houston Texans opened their 2022 season in a tie game against the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise's first tie in their 20 year existence.

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13. Houston Texans are the youngest expansion team in the NFL, having only been competing in the NFL since 2002.

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14. In 2003, the Houston Texans introduced an alternative red jersey with blue trim; they wear this jersey at one home game each year, usually against a division rival.

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15. In 2007, the Houston Texans introduced red pants for the first time, pairing them with the red jerseys for an all-red look.

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16. In October 2008 the Houston Texans paired blue socks with their blue pants and white jerseys, eventually becoming the team's primary road uniform combination.

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17. In 2016, the Houston Texans unveiled a new uniform combo against the Jacksonville Jaguars, pairing the red jersey with blue pants and red socks.

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18. In 2017, the Houston Texans unveiled a Color Rush uniform, using an all-blue uniform but with minimal white elements.

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19. In 2022, the Houston Texans began using an alternate red helmet, worn exclusively with the red jerseys.

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20. From 2018 to 2019, the Houston Texans wore a memorial patch to honor the late Bob McNair.

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21. Community outreach by the Houston Texans is primarily operated by the Houston Texans Foundation, who works with multiple community partners.

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