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Texans Countdown to the Draft – Note: Homegrown Players

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Rookie kicker Randy Bullock is set to make a kick. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

Rookie kicker Randy Bullock is set to make a kick. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

The state of Texas has great football passion and pedigree, whether it be at the youth, high school, college or pro level. So it should be no surprise that the Houston Texans have drafted 17 players overall and at least one player in every draft who either went to college or high school in Texas, or is from the Lone Star State.

Below is a look at what players the Houston Texans have drafted who are either from Texas or went to college in Texas.



Year Rd Pick Player College Pos. Hometown
2002 6 173 DeMarcus Faggins Kansas State CB Irving
2003 7 233 Chance Pearce Texas A&M LS Brownwood
2004 6 170 Vontez Duff Notre Dame CB Copperas Cove
  7 211 Sloan Thomas Texas WR Clarksville, Tenn.
  (attended Klein High School in Klein)
  7 248 B.J. Symons Texas Tech QB Houston
2005 7 227 Kenneth Pettway Grambling State LB Houston
  7 227 Kenneth Pettway Grambling State LB Houston
  (attended Gilmer High School in Gilmer)  
2006 3 66 Eric Winston Miami T Midland
2007 6 183 Kasey Studdard Texas G Denver, Colo.
  7 218 Zac Diles Kansas State LB Abilene
2008 5 151 Frank Okam Texas DT Pine Bluff, Ark.
  (attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas  
2009 4 122 Anthony Hill North Carolina St. TE Houston
  5 152 James Casey Rice TE Azle
  6 188 Brice McCain Utah CB Terrell
2010 3 81 Earl Mitchell Arizona DT Houston
2011 7 254 Cheta Ozougwu Rice OLB Houston
2012 5 161 *Randy Bullock Texas A&M K Klein


* Indicates placed on injured reserve

Bold indicates made active roster that season




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