NFL: Houston Texans to host Uvalde High School football team

The Houston Texans and H-E-B can pay for the football team to journey to the opener and watch the Texans tackle the Colts from a suite.

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans will host the Uvalde highschool football team and put on “Uvalde Strong” decals on their helmets once they open the season Sept. 11 towards the Indianapolis Colts.

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Members of the team, together with head coach Lovie Smith and linebackers Christian Kirksey and Kamu Grugier-Hill, visited Uvalde final Thursday and shocked the team with new uniforms offered by Nike throughout a team dinner.

“It was simply particular to see the grins on their faces as a result of we all know this metropolis was impacted drastically,” Kirksey said. “Being a leader and not just being a football player but being somebody that can be an extra shoulder to lean on, it definitely warmed something in my heart… (and) we’re just going to be here with the city and let them know that we support them in every way and we’re going to be here for them.”

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It’s all a part of the team’s persevering with help for the neighborhood. The Texans donated $400,000 to the Robb Elementary School memorial fund after 19 kids and two lecturers had been killed in a taking pictures there in May.

The Texans additionally introduced that they had been partnering with H-E-B to pay for the highschool football team to journey to the Texans opener and take within the recreation from a suite.

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“You guys might be with us, and we’ll be with you,” Grugier-Hill told them while holding the helmet. “Words can’t even describe or help anything you’ve been through, so we can only try to empathize (with) you guys and be there for you guys.”

The subsequent day, team homeowners Cal and Hannah McNair joined members of the group on the town and the team hosted football camps and clinics for lots of of kids earlier than attending Uvalde’s dwelling opener.

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The recreation was tied earlier than Uvalde acquired an epic 51-yard run with 36 seconds to go then led to a go-ahead, one-handed landing catch with 12 seconds left.

The crowd began to roar as Jonathan Jimenez reversed discipline and took off down the proper sideline to arrange the game-winning catch on the subsequent play.

You can catch the Texans tackle the Colts this Sunday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. proper right here on KHOU Channel 11.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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