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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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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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+ - 688 73
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

3
+ - 485 110
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Arian Foster Running back

4
+ - 422 118
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Brian Cushing Linebacker

5
+ - 232 24
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeAndre Hopkins Wide receiver

6
+ - 302 118
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Duane Brown Tackle

7
+ - 142 30
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Johnathan Joseph Cornerback

8
+ - 179 79
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Owen Daniels Tight end

9
+ - 239 130
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Mario Williams Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

10
+ - 219 109
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Linebacker

11
+ - 79 29
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Chris Myers Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

12
+ - 132 32
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jadeveon Clowney Defensive end

13
+ - 119 71
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Vonta Leach Fullback

14
+ - 188 179
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Matt Schaub Quarterback

15
+ - 98 24
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

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+ - 92 53
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Antonio Smith Defensive end

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+ - 82 30
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kareem Jackson Cornerback, Defensive back

18
+ - 145 110
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Eric Winston Tackle

19
+ - 65 12
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Lamar Miller Running back

20
+ - 62 56
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

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+ - 76 57
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Dunta Robinson Dimeback, Cornerback

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+ - 63 54
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Chester Pitts Offensive Lineman, Guard

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+ - 51 23
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Connor Barwin Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

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+ - 49 25
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Brooks Reed Defensive end, Linebacker

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+ - 54 59
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jamie Sharper Linebacker

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+ - 37 26
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Steve McKinney Guard, Center

27
+ - 57 54
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Gary Walker Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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+ - 43 21
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Glover Quin Cornerback, Safety

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+ - 43 19
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
A.J. Bouye Cornerback

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+ - 31 24
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Danieal Manning Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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+ - 31 20
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kevin Walter Wide receiver

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+ - 25 6
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Will Fuller

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+ - 27 9
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacoby Jones Return specialist, Wide receiver

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+ - 40 47
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Marcus Coleman Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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+ - 40 59
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Domanick Williams Running back, Halfback

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+ - 50 52
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Seth Payne Defensive tackle, Tackle

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+ - 39 54
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Carr Quarterback

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+ - 40 58
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kris Brown Placekicker

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+ - 24 25
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wade Smith Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
+ - 17 11
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time

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+ - 15 11
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ryan Griffin Tight end

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+ - 14 11
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Akeem Dent Linebacker

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+ - 16 14
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Justin Forsett Running back, Punt returner

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+ - 21 29
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ed Reed Free Safety

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+ - 15 18
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Nate Washington Wide receiver

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+ - 14 27
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kailee Wong Linebacker

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+ - 12 17
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ben Tate Running back

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+ - 15 35
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle, Tackle

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+ - 5 3
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jason Babin Defensive end

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+ - 12 12
Jabar Gaffney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jabar Gaffney Wide receiver