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T.J. Yates

T.J. Yates - #13 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 219 lbs.
Birthday 05/28/1987
Birthplace Marietta, GA
College North Carolina
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 5th round, 21st pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
11.7 38 0

Texans RB Foster inactive for Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster has been ruled inactive and will not play in the team's Week One game against the Colts.

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

Man found dead after party at home of Texans' Smith

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
A man was found dead Sunday morning in the swimming pool at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

Texans announce cuts, including rookie

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, which included 2011 fifth-round pick Shiloh Keo.

Texans finding ways to get S Nolan on field

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Texans 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Texans believe Wade Phillips will fix their defensive woes and lift them to the playoffs at last. Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Foster hurt, says he will be back for Week One

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, the league's top rusher last season, tweaked his hamstring and had to leave the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Saturday night.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Texans FB Casey exceeding expectations

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Texans FB James Casey is making the loss of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach easier to swallow with his impressive start to the preseason.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Ogbonnaya shines in Texans' opener

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Chris Ogbonnaya caught a TD pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the Texans' 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 16, 2012
Yates threw three interceptions in a 20-13 playoff defeat to Baltimore on Sunday.||||||| The three interceptions matched the total he had in six regular season games.
Posted Jan. 08, 2012
Yates helped the Texans to a 31-10 victory over the bungling Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in an AFC wild-card game.||||||| Yates was 11 of 20 for 159 yards and one score. He became the answer to a trivia question as the Texans' first-ever postseason QB.
Posted Dec. 12, 2011
Yates threw for 300 yards and two TDs - including the game-winning score with two seconds remaining - during Sunday's 20-19 win at Cincinnati.||||||| While fantasy owners surely weren't expecting much from Yates, the fifth-round pick out of North Carolina delivered in a big way - helping the Texans clinch their best playoff berth in franchise history. Yates seems to have developed a good rapport with tight end Owen Daniels, finding him seven times for 100 yards. Yates could be in for another big day in Week 15 against a Carolina defense struggling against the pass.

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