SOTT Fan Favorite: Battle Red Division
This is a winner take all competition between former NFL Players who used to suit up for the Houston Texans. Players currently on the roster are not eligible for the competition. We have tried to cut down the list of the most popular players with the fans.
DeMeco Ryans vs. Gary Walker
The Captain leads the franchise in Total tackles (636), Fumble recoveries (8), and Defensive Games Played (86). Was also named the 2006 AP Defensive ROY and had two Pro Bowl Selections (2007, 2009).
An original Houston Texan taken in the expansion draft, he made the Pro Bowl in the Inaugural season of the Texans (2002). After the Texans beat the Cowboys for their first franchise win, he said: “Now they can go back to Dallas and have a hard knock life. We ruined their season.”
Dominack Davis vs. Seth Payne
Despite his NFL career being cut short with knee injuries, he is the Texans’ franchise leader in rushing with 3,195 yards and is second in rushing touchdowns with 23. He accomplished this in only three seasons with the Texans.
One of the originals of the Expansion Draft, Payne shifted the momentum with the safety of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter in the teams 1st ever franchise win. Injuries hampered Payne but the nose tackle was nothing but hard-nosed play and a staple on the Texans defensive line.