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Texans rocking the old school letter jackets

If you see what looks like a really big high school football team in an airport or hotel lobby today, it might be the Houston Texans.

Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody had a brainstorm, and the team decided to order up a bunch of letterman jackets. They’re wearing them on their road trip to New England, complete with khakis and white shirts and ties.

“I used to say before the season it feels like we’re on a college team,” Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin said, via Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. “Everybody gets along, we have so much fun. And this jacket, you feel like you’re on a high school team where it’s all about winning, it’s all about being around a group of guys.

“This jacket is just another symbol of that. There’s no names on it. You just have your number, your position group and the Texans logo.”

Barwin said the Texans plan to add patches to the jackets for division titles, and other achievements, hoping to add a Super Bowl logo later this year.

“Kind of build a tradition the longer you’re here the more patches you get on your jacket,” he said.

Is it corny? Yes.

Is it the kind of thing that brings a team closer together? Sure, why not.

It’s at least safer than Jack Del Rio’s ax in the locker room.

Photo credit: Connor Barwin’s Twitter account.

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25 Responses to “Texans rocking the old school letter jackets”
  1. fanofevilempire says: Dec 9, 2012 11:24 AM

    will the fellas let their sweet hearts wear their jackets too??
    cool idea……………….

  2. ajtexans says: Dec 9, 2012 11:30 AM

    You have to understand the sense of humor of some of these guys to totally get this. The silliness of it all simply adds to the coolness. Jackets aren’t bad looking either.

  3. eatitfanboy says: Dec 9, 2012 11:30 AM

    Like it.

  4. outtherebad says: Dec 9, 2012 11:32 AM


  5. csilojohnson says: Dec 9, 2012 11:32 AM

    Cool idea.

  6. malachiofcourse says: Dec 9, 2012 11:33 AM

    aight… i’ll admit thats cool. lol. still ain’t beatin denver in the afc championship tho connor

  7. slyman2323 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:36 AM

    This is by far the nerdiest thing any team has done this year… But that is what makes this Texans team so likeable.

    The defense is good and is full of idiots just having fun out there… Easy to root for.

  8. djaehne says: Dec 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    you’re right, its the guys inside the jackets that will take out denver or any other team in the Texans way.

  9. coreyn23 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:41 AM

    Let’s just hope they don’t start playing like a high school team.

  10. whatwouldlombardido says: Dec 9, 2012 11:46 AM

    It’s stuff like this that’s gonna get the Texans on Hard Knocks next year. Oh that AND winning the Super Bowl. Go Texans!

  11. tinbender2000 says: Dec 9, 2012 11:54 AM

    Any of them need someone to build a Fifties Hot Rod? 🙂

  12. raymondtx says: Dec 9, 2012 11:56 AM

    This right before the “biggest game in the history of the Texans”?? Against the almighty patriots and Brady?? Sarcasm off.
    I think this shows that the Texans are a loose bunch going into Monday nights game. Texans win this game, I truly believe that.

  13. nflhof says: Dec 9, 2012 12:05 PM

    Very cool!

  14. granadafan says: Dec 9, 2012 12:06 PM

    Gee, I wonder how much influence the Texans Marketing guys had in this.

  15. ibleedpurple420 says: Dec 9, 2012 12:11 PM

    I dig em. Lol

  16. bofh69 says: Dec 9, 2012 12:12 PM

    An idea that is just so cornball that it’s cool.

  17. profootballwalk says: Dec 9, 2012 12:24 PM

    Brady will give them wedgies and take their lunch money away.

  18. adderalljack says: Dec 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    Will they be wearing their jerseys over their shirts/ties like we did on varsity lol? Too cool… rock on, fellas!

  19. Ridley Me This says: Dec 9, 2012 12:39 PM

    I like it, it would be even better if they free-fall and the colts take the division.

  20. titansrock84 says: Dec 9, 2012 12:45 PM

    I dig em. I’m sure other teams will follow

  21. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    These guys are absolutely nuts. In a good way.

  22. rob0527 says: Dec 9, 2012 12:57 PM

    Great idea, more teams should do this.
    The N.F.L will soon be selling these jackets at a local store in your area.

  23. bluereign says: Dec 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    If my Giants don’t make it to the SuperBowl, I wouldn’t mind seeing these guys win. They seem like a group of good guys just having fun. Wish Cushing wasn’t injured though.

  24. imjinbrdgr says: Dec 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    Looks cool! To bad they won’t help them against the Packers in the Super Bowl!!!

  25. hiflyer1 says: Nov 30, 2013 11:14 AM

    anyone realize that connor barwin is an eagle, now.

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