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Houston Texans Ambassadors advise football players to ‘hit the books’

The Houston Texans Ambassadors are a group of former NFL players who represent the team throughout the year by visiting schools and speaking to high school football players, as they did at Worthing High School recently in honor of Black History Month. Jerry LeVias (Houston Oiler 1969-1970) and ND Kalu (Houston Texan 2006-2008) were joined by a surprise guest, current Texan defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. All three players talked about their experiences in the NFL.

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Three HISD schools receive Play 60 Grants

Four local schools scored big on Nov. 29 after the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital awarded $40,000 in PLAY 60 grants to help purchase equipment and get kids moving, active, and healthy while at school day and in after-school programs.  The schools received the check in a ceremony on the field before the Texans game at NRG Stadium. Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes and Texas Children’s Hospital Executive Vice President John Nickens presented each of the following schools with $10,000:
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Field of dreams: Jerry Rice takes to gridiron with hard-luck Scarborough football team

NFL great stresses healthy habits, winning attitude to students, players

Despite a five-year-long, 48-game losing streak, the Scarborough HS Spartans football team felt like winners on Sept. 9. They had a Pro Football Hall of Fame legend on the field and in their corner.

NFL great Jerry Rice came to campus at midday to rally the student body as part of Lysol’s “Healthy Habits” program and stayed late into the afternoon to spend time with the 33 players who showed up to be put through his tough paces.

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Score! Houston Texans Award NFL Play 60 Grants to 4 HISD Schools

Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes congratulated HISD personnel for their winning NFL Play 60 grants. Left to right, they are Ines Brost, Sutton ES; Lisa McManus, J.P Henderson ES; Lindsey Pollock, Garden Oaks ES; and Sarah Stafford, Patrick Henry MS.

Four HISD schools have scored big with the Houston Texans, winning NFL Play 60 grants from the team to supply campuses with playground or gym equipment that broadens physical education and afterschool programs.

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