Houston Texans kick off against New Orleans Saints in State of Football game


The Houston Texans will face the New Orleans Saints this Saturday, August 13 in the State of Football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium and the game will be broadcast on ABC.

The State of Football Game celebrates football at all levels in the state of Texas and supports player safety initiatives. NFL’s Play Football praises youth and high school football. This year-round initiative aims to shape the football experience, promote safety, uphold football values ​​and unite football communities. In celebration of the 20th Annual Houston Texans Youth Football Classic, the halftime game will feature a matchup between two teams from Legacy The School of Sport Sciences women’s flag football teams. Houston Texans legends Travis Johnson and Fred Weary will lead the teams.

Earlier this year, the Texans hosted the 14th annual Senior Showcase. As the first NFL team to host such an event, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for more than 560 senior high school graduate football players seeking scholarships to play at the Division II, Division III levels. and NAIA, with 45 colleges in attendance. . The Senior Showcase has impacted thousands of student-athletes, generating more than 1,400 scholarships and nearly $140 million in academic aid.

Saturday’s game will be the first time fans have taken advantage of Fan First offers. The Texans, in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment, have reduced prices on four of the most-ordered concession items for all Texans home games during the 2022 season. Items include a hot dog, 20 oz. Coca-Cola cup soda, basket of chicken fillets and 16 oz. bottled domestic beer. As part of the Fan First Deals, the Texans will continue to offer $2 12 oz. water, $5 12 oz. national draft beer and $2.50 12 oz. national beer outside the NRG stadium.

Below are more details on the in-game entertainment and what to watch for during this weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium.

state of football Features:

  • Legacy The School of Sports Science women’s flag football teams will exit the tunnel prior to the presentation of the teams.
  • Youth tackle and flag football players from the South Texas Youth Football Association will serve as flag bearers.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the renowned Robert E. Lee Marching Band from Baytown, Texas.
  • The Atascocita High School Marine Corp Junior ROTC will serve as the Color Guard.
  • Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer and proud University of Houston alumnus Andre Ware will serve as Homefield Advantage captain. He will help lead the Houston Texans Cheer Chant after the national anthem.
  • The 6A State Championships and Captains from North Shore High School and the 5A State Champions Captains from Katy Paetow High School will serve as the toss captains.
  • The halftime show will feature teams from Legacy The School of Sports Sciences at the 20th Annual Houston Texans Football Classic. After the show, the Texans will honor Houston’s 2021 Methodist Coach of the Year, former Katy Paetow head coach BJ Gotte.
  • The Texans will also recognize James Williams of Fort Bend Marshall High School as an inductee into the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association Hall of Honor during the third quarter of the game.

Tickets for the State of Football game and future home games are available here.


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