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Andre Johnson

Johnson was the third overall pick in the 2003 draft and has proven he was a good choice for the Texans. He’s currently first in all-time receiving yards per game in the NFL — and he’ still playing. In 2008, he also became the first player in the NFL to have seven games with at least 10 receptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl that season — one of five Pro Bowl invitations in his career so far.

Mario Williams

Williams was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2006 after an impressive college run at North Carolina State University. In his five year career in Houston, he’s already been selected to the Pro Bowl twice and was an All-Pro selection twice. His 14 sacks in 2007 gave the linebacker the team’s best single-season sack record.

DeMeco Ryans

Drafted the same year as Mario Williams, Ryans earned the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award that season, receiving 36 out of 50 possible votes. In fact, in his first NFL game in 2006, Ryans picked up a league-high 12 solo tackles. He’s also been named a Pro Bowler twice in his career. Ryans has since continued to be an important force at middle linebacker for the Texans — aside from this past season in which Ryans missed several games with an Achilles’ tendon injury.

Matt Schaub

Schaub has spent four years with the Texans, currently serving as the team’s starting QB. He had a breakout performance in 2009 after being named to the Pro Bowl and receiving the Pro Bowl MVP for his work. Schaub was also the league leader in passing yards that season. His 2010 numbers for passing yards were fourth best in the league, but the team failed to make the playoffs. He also threw for 497 yards in one game that year — against the Washington Redskins.

Aaron Glenn

After being drafted in 1994 as the 12th overall pick, Glenn spent his NFL career playing with the Jets, Texans, Cowboys, Jaguars and Saints. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and also a three-time All-Pro selection before retiring in 2010. In fact, he liked being a Texan so much that he signed a one-day contract with the team that summer so he could say he retired as a member of the Houston-based team.