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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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1,099 138
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
J. J. Watt Defensive end

2
988 106
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

3
661 180
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Arian Foster Running back

4
483 48
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeAndre Hopkins Wide receiver

5
548 218
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Brian Cushing Linebacker

6
274 72
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Johnathan Joseph Cornerback

7
421 179
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Duane Brown Tackle

8
364 184
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Mario Williams Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
271 123
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Owen Daniels Tight end

10
299 150
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Linebacker

11
286 54
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jadeveon Clowney Defensive end

12
135 58
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
150 76
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Antonio Smith Defensive end

14
276 233
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Matt Schaub Quarterback

15
180 101
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Vonta Leach Fullback

16
188 69
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

17
146 55
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
177 140
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Eric Winston Tackle

19
131 41
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Lamar Miller Running back

20
98 30
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Glover Quin Cornerback, Safety

21
102 76
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

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100 37
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Connor Barwin Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

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111 72
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dunta Robinson Dimeback, Cornerback

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115 41
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added A.J. Bouye Cornerback

25
90 42
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Brooks Reed Defensive end, Linebacker

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90 22
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

27
91 76
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Chester Pitts Offensive Lineman, Guard

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74 82
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Jamie Sharper Linebacker

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58 43
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Steve McKinney Guard, Center

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69 20
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacoby Jones Return specialist, Wide receiver

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63 36
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Danieal Manning Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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73 72
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Gary Walker Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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67 34
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kevin Walter Wide receiver

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71 73
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Domanick Williams Running back, Halfback

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58 31
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Alfred Blue

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50 22
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ryan Griffin Tight end

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53 24
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ben Tate Running back

38
85 87
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added David Carr Quarterback

39
61 70
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Kris Brown Placekicker

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46 38
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

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44 25
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Justin Forsett Running back, Punt returner

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54 64
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Marcus Coleman Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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67 65
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Seth Payne Defensive tackle, Tackle

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62 59
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ed Reed Free Safety

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39 27
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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32 21
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Steve Slaton Running back

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32 24
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Akeem Dent Linebacker

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25 12
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Jason Babin Defensive end

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34 45
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle, Tackle

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21 11
Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Will Demps Safety