Houston Texans

Facts and information about the Houston Texans

  • The name Texans has a long history in professional football. The Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City to become the Chiefs. The San Antonio Texans played one year in the Canadian Football League. The Houston Texans of the NFL began play roughly 25 years after the Houston Texans of the WFL left town.
  • In 1974, the Houston Texans signed John Matuszak away from the Houston Oilers during midseason. Matuszak had gone AWOL from the Oilers and 48 hours later showed up to play for the Texans in their win over the visiting New York Stars.
  • In the team’s lone game as the Charlotte Stars they beat the Chicago Fire 41-30.
  • The Houston Texans were the only WFL franchise to play its home games in a domed stadium (Astrodome).
  • When Houston moved to Shreveport, Quarterback Mike Taliaferro retired rather than relocate.

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