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A list of the best Houston Texans of all time. Formed in 2002 in the aftermath of the Oilers leaving for Tennessee, the Texans are the newest NFL franchise. The team had some lean years during its early years, but that doesn't Houston has been devoid of great players. One of the best draft picks the Texans made was when they selected wide receiver Andre Johnson with the third overall pick in 2003. Johnson is the team's leader in almost every receiving category the Texans have and was for many years considered the most underrated receiver in football. Now that Johnson has finally gotten his due, he is considered not only a top wide receiver, but one of the greatest Houston Texans of all time.

In recent years, the Texans have had success drafting great players. Their defense has been shored up with the addition of players like 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing. Additionally, the Texans have had success drafting offensive linemen with left tackle Duane Brown considered one of the top linemen in the league. After struggling for much of its existence, recent Texans teams have had some of the best players in team history. In addition to the great players listed above, Arian Foster is considered one of the best running backs in the league and easily one of the greatest Texans of all time. The same goes for quarterback Matt Schaub, who the Texans took a chance on in 2007 and have been rewarded with the best quarterback in their brief history. 

This list of the best Houston Texans of all time takes every player who has suited up for the team into consideration. If you think a player is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the greatest Texans of all time according to who think should be considered the best Texans player ever.
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789 91
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
J. J. Watt Defensive end

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2
714 74
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

3
500 116
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Arian Foster Running back

4
439 127
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Brian Cushing Linebacker

5
253 30
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeAndre Hopkins Wide receiver

6
314 123
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Duane Brown Tackle

7
150 35
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Johnathan Joseph Cornerback

8
188 84
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Owen Daniels Tight end

9
249 136
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Mario Williams Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

10
229 114
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Linebacker

11
143 35
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jadeveon Clowney Defensive end

12
84 33
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Chris Myers Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
98 53
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Antonio Smith Defensive end

14
108 28
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

15
123 75
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Vonta Leach Fullback

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16
194 188
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Matt Schaub Quarterback

17
88 32
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Kareem Jackson Cornerback, Defensive back

18
148 114
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Eric Winston Tackle

19
71 14
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Lamar Miller Running back

20
66 56
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

21
77 58
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dunta Robinson Dimeback, Cornerback

22
63 55
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Chester Pitts Offensive Lineman, Guard

23
52 25
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Brooks Reed Defensive end, Linebacker

24
53 24
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Connor Barwin Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

25
54 60
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Jamie Sharper Linebacker

26
39 26
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Steve McKinney Guard, Center

27
45 22
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Glover Quin Cornerback, Safety

28
58 55
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Gary Walker Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

29
47 20
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added A.J. Bouye Cornerback

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30
33 24
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Danieal Manning Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

31
29 6
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

32
32 20
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kevin Walter Wide receiver

33
29 9
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacoby Jones Return specialist, Wide receiver

34
41 47
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Marcus Coleman Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

35
41 59
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Domanick Williams Running back, Halfback

36
21 11
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Alfred Blue

37
51 52
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Seth Payne Defensive tackle, Tackle

38
42 57
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added David Carr Quarterback

39
42 58
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Kris Brown Placekicker

40
25 25
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Wade Smith Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

41
17 11
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ryan Griffin Tight end

42
19 14
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Justin Forsett Running back, Punt returner

43
24 29
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ed Reed Free Safety

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44
15 11
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Akeem Dent Linebacker

45
17 18
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Nate Washington Wide receiver

46
7 3
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Jason Babin Defensive end

47
6 3
Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Will Demps Safety

48
14 27
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Kailee Wong Linebacker

49
15 35
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
12 18
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ben Tate Running back