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2008 Houston Texans

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC South Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: 2.8, Defense: -3.2, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 366 points (22.9/g), 17th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 394 points (24.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -28 points (-1.8/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 7.3-8.7.

Coach: Gary Kubiak (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kyle Shanahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Richard Smith

Stadium: Reliant Stadium
 Training Camp: Houston Texans Training Facility (Houston, Texas)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matt Schaub 27 4 11 251 for 380, 3,043 yards, 15 td, 10 int, & 31 rushes for 68 yards and 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 90th pick / 2004
RB Steve Slaton 22 Rook 15 268 rushes for 1,282 yards, 9 td, & 50 catches for 377 yards and 1 td Houston Texans / 3rd / 89th pick / 2008
FB Vonta Leach 27 4 12 1 rush for 1 yards, 1 td, & 12 catches for 103 yards and 0 td
WR Andre Johnson*+ 27 5 16 115 catches for 1,575 yards, 8 td Houston Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 2003
WR Kevin Walter 27 5 16 60 catches for 899 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 23 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 7th / 255th pick / 2003
TE Owen Daniels* 26 2 16 70 catches for 862 yards, 2 td Houston Texans / 4th / 98th pick / 2006
LT Duane Brown 23 Rook 16 2 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 1st / 26th pick / 2008
LG Chester Pitts 29 6 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Texans / 2nd / 50th pick / 2002
C Chris Myers 27 3 16 Denver Broncos / 6th / 200th pick / 2005
RG Mike Brisiel 25 1 16
RT Eric Winston 25 2 16 Houston Texans / 3rd / 66th pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Anthony Weaver 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2002
NT Travis Johnson 26 3 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 1st / 16th pick / 2005
RDT Amobi Okoye 21 1 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Texans / 1st / 10th pick / 2007
RDE Mario Williams* 23 2 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 1st / 1st pick / 2006
LLB Zach Diles 23 1 8 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 7th / 218th pick / 2007
MLB DeMeco Ryans 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2006
RLB Morlon Greenwood 30 7 10 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 88th pick / 2001
LCB Fred Bennett 25 1 6 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Texans / 4th / 123rd pick / 2007
RCB Jacques Reeves 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 223rd pick / 2004
SS Nick Ferguson 34 8 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Eugene Wilson 28 5 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 2003
 Special Teams Starters
K Kris Brown 32 9 0 29 of 33 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
P Matt Turk 40 13 0 53 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Jacoby Jones 24 1 0 32 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 2 td Houston Texans / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2007
KR Andre' Davis 29 6 0 43 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 2002

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Xavier Adibi 24 rlb 7 5 220 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/18/1984 Rook 2 Houston Texans / 4th / 118th pick / 2008
89 David Anderson 25 wr 16 1 195 5-10 Colorado St. 7/28/1983 2 2 Houston Texans / 7th / 251st pick / 2006
34 Dominique Barber 22 12 0 211 6-0 Minnesota 8/2/1986 Rook 1 Houston Texans / 6th / 173rd pick / 2008
32 Fred Bennett 25 LCB 16 6 196 6-1 South Carolina 12/31/1983 1 3 Houston Texans / 4th / 123rd pick / 2007
57 Kevin Bentley 29 rlb 16 7 245 6-1 Northwestern 12/29/1979 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 101st pick / 2002
65 Mike Brisiel 25 RG 16 16 310 6-5 Colorado St. 3/14/1983 1 8
24 C.C. Brown 25 db 3 3 210 6-2 La-Lafayette 1/27/1983 3 1 Houston Texans / 6th / 188th pick / 2005
76 Duane Brown 23 LT 16 16 318 6-4 Virginia Tech 8/30/1985 Rook 8 Houston Texans / 1st / 26th pick / 2008
3 Kris Brown 32 K 16 0 206 5-11 Nebraska 12/23/1976 9 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
87 Mark Bruener 36 2 0 260 6-4 Washington 9/16/1972 13 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 27th pick / 1995
93 Tim Bulman 26 14 0 294 6-3 Boston Col. 10/31/1982 3 2
96 Earl Cochran 27 de 8 1 284 6-5 Alabama St. 4/19/1981 2 1
53 Kevis Coley 26 3 0 228 6-1 Southern Miss 6/23/1982 Rook 0
81 Owen Daniels* 26 TE 16 16 245 6-3 Wisconsin 11/9/1982 2 8 Houston Texans / 4th / 98th pick / 2006
11 Andre' Davis 29 KR 12 0 195 6-1 Virginia Tech 6/12/1979 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 2002
47 Will Demps 29 fs 9 5 205 6-0 San Diego St. 11/7/1979 6 2
54 Zach Diles 23 LLB 8 8 240 6-0 Kansas St. 6/11/1985 1 4 Houston Texans / 7th / 218th pick / 2007
85 Joel Dreessen 26 te 16 3 260 6-4 Colorado St. 7/26/1982 3 1 New York Jets / 6th / 198th pick / 2005
38 Demarcus Faggins 29 lcb 16 5 178 5-10 Kansas St. 6/13/1979 6 2 Houston Texans / 6th / 173rd pick / 2002
25 Nick Ferguson 34 SS 14 9 201 5-11 Morris Brown,Georgia Tech 11/27/1974 8 4
30 Ahman Green 31 rb 8 1 217 6-0 Nebraska 2/16/1977 10 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 76th pick / 1998
56 Morlon Greenwood 30 RLB 15 10 238 6-0 Syracuse 7/17/1978 7 4 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 88th pick / 2001
82 Clark Harris 24 4 0 257 6-5 Rutgers 7/10/1984 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 243rd pick / 2007
31 Brandon Harrison 23 ss 15 6 227 6-2 Stanford 4/29/1985 Rook 3 Houston Texans / 5th / 144th pick / 2007
84 Darnell Jenkins 26 1 0 188 5-10 Miami (FL) 12/31/1982 Rook 0
80 Andre Johnson*+ 27 WR 16 16 219 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/11/1981 5 14 Houston Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 2003
99 Travis Johnson 26 NT 15 14 314 6-3 Florida St. 4/26/1982 3 5 Houston Texans / 1st / 16th pick / 2005
12 Jacoby Jones 24 PR 16 0 192 6-3 Lane 7/11/1984 1 3 Houston Texans / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2007
94 N.D. Kalu 33 2 0 265 6-3 Rice 8/3/1975 11 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 152nd pick / 1997
44 Vonta Leach 27 FB 16 12 246 6-0 East Carolina 11/6/1981 4 1
95 Stanley McClover 24 1 0 260 6-3 Auburn 12/16/1984 2 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 237th pick / 2006
21 Ryan Moats 26 9 0 210 5-8 Louisiana Tech 12/17/1982 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 2005
28 Antwaun Molden 23 14 0 198 6-1 East. Kentucky 1/23/1985 Rook 1 Houston Texans / 3rd / 79th pick / 2008
55 Chris Myers 27 C 16 16 300 6-5 Miami (FL) 9/15/1981 3 8 Denver Broncos / 6th / 200th pick / 2005
72 Jesse Nading 23 6 0 258 6-5 Colorado St. 7/3/1985 Rook 0
97 Frank Okam 23 5 0 319 6-4 Texas 10/16/1985 Rook 0 Houston Texans / 5th / 151st pick / 2008
91 Amobi Okoye 21 RDT 14 12 302 6-2 Louisville 6/10/1987 1 5 Houston Texans / 1st / 10th pick / 2007
48 Bryan Pittman 31 12 0 275 6-3 Washington 1/20/1977 5 1
69 Chester Pitts 29 LG 16 16 323 6-4 San Diego St. 6/26/1979 6 8 Houston Texans / 2nd / 50th pick / 2002
35 Jacques Reeves 26 RCB 16 16 192 5-11 Purdue 10/8/1982 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 223rd pick / 2004
66 DelJuan Robinson 24 dt 16 3 303 6-3 Mississippi St. 7/1/1984 Rook 2
23 Dunta Robinson 26 rcb 11 6 172 5-10 South Carolina 4/11/1982 4 3 Houston Texans / 1st / 10th pick / 2004
18 Sage Rosenfels 30 qb 6 5 222 6-4 Iowa St. 3/6/1978 6 5 Washington Redskins / 4th / 109th pick / 2001
59 DeMeco Ryans 24 MLB 16 16 235 6-1 Alabama 7/28/1984 2 7 Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2006
74 Ephraim Salaam 32 13 0 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 10 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
33 Cecil Sapp 30 12 0 229 5-11 Colorado St. 12/23/1978 5 0
8 Matt Schaub 27 QB 11 11 235 6-5 Virginia 6/25/1981 4 10 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 90th pick / 2004
20 Steve Slaton 22 RB 16 15 195 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1986 Rook 12 Houston Texans / 3rd / 89th pick / 2008
64 Kasey Studdard 24 2 0 299 6-0 Texas 7/1/1984 1 0 Houston Texans / 6th / 183rd pick / 2007
27 Chris Taylor 25 3 0 220 6-0 Indiana 11/7/1983 2 0
51 Chaun Thompson 28 15 0 250 6-2 West Texas A&M 5/22/1980 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2003
1 Matt Turk 40 P 16 0 243 6-5 Wisc-Whitewater 6/16/1968 13 2
83 Kevin Walter 27 WR 16 16 221 6-3 East. Michigan 8/4/1981 5 8 New York Giants / 7th / 255th pick / 2003
98 Anthony Weaver 28 LDE 16 16 290 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1980 6 6 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2002
63 Chris White 25 8 0 285 6-2 Southern Miss 2/28/1983 3 1
90 Mario Williams* 23 RDE 16 16 290 6-6 North Carolina St. 1/31/1985 2 10 Houston Texans / 1st / 1st pick / 2006
26 Eugene Wilson 28 FS 12 10 195 5-10 Illinois 8/17/1980 5 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 2003
73 Eric Winston 25 RT 16 16 305 6-6 Miami (FL) 11/17/1983 2 8 Houston Texans / 3rd / 66th pick / 2006
92 Jeff Zgonina 38 dt 16 2 285 6-2 Purdue 5/24/1970 15 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 185th pick / 1993
Team Total 27.0 16 245.3 6-1.9 3.8