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The Best Houston Texans of All Time 

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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
Defensive end from Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver from Miami, Florida
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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver from Central, South Carolina
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Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back from Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker from Park Ridge, New Jersey
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Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end from Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Johnathan Joseph Cornerback from Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Duane Brown Tackle from Richmond, Virginia
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Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Outside Linebacker and Defensive end from Richlands, North Carolina
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Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end from Berwyn, Illinois
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DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker from Bessemer, Alabama
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Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Kareem Jackson Cornerback and Defensive back from Macon, Georgia
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Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman from Boynton Beach, Florida
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Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman and Guard from Miami, Florida, United States of America
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Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Fullback from Rowland, North Carolina
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Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back from Miami, Florida
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Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive end from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added A.J. Bouye Cornerback from Tucker, Georgia
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Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller
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Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback and Cornerback from Athens, Georgia
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Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive end and Linebacker from Southfield, Michigan
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Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle from Midland, Texas
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Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Return specialist and Wide receiver from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Glover Quin Cornerback and Safety from McComb, Mississippi