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Houston Texans Unveil Uniforms

September 25, 2001

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Texans, the NFL’s newest team, will take the field next season wearing red, white and blue.

Owner Bob McNair unveiled his team’s two uniform designs Tuesday in a downtown event that included musical performances by Houstonians ZZ Top, Clay Walker and La Mafia, as well as appearances from other notable Houston residents such as A.J. Foyt and Mary Lou Retton.

One uniform will have deep blue jerseys with white numbers outlined in red, along with white pants accented with red and blue stripes down the leg.

The second uniform is the reverse of the first. It includes a white jersey with blue accents and red numbers. The pants are blue with red and white stripes down the leg.

The helmet will be blue with the Texans’ bull’s head logo on the side.

McNair said the team’s colors, which he described as steel blue, battle red and victory white, represent five traits: pride, courage, strength, tradition and independence.

``So when you think about it, these traits not only identify Texans, they distinguish all of us as Americans,″ McNair said.

The Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and New York Giants have red, white and blue as their primary colors, and 12 other teams have either blue or red in their uniforms.

The original ceremony for revealing the uniforms was Sept. 12 and was postponed because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The Texans are donating a portion of sales of the new jerseys to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to benefit those affected by the attacks.

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