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EIGHT TEXAS NATIVES WILLL HEAD BACK HOME ON SUNDAY

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 13, 2012 – 11:08 am

The Lone Star state will welcome home a few of its own this weekend.

A total of eight players on the Colts active roster will head back to their home state this weekend including a trio that calls Houston their hometown.

Here is a list of the players that will be making the return to Texas as the Colts take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.

  • Donnie Avery WR: The Houston native attended the University of Houston (2003-2008) and went to Hastings High School, which is about 20 minutes southeast of Reliant stadium.
  • Andrew Luck, QB: Luck, also a Houston native, went to high school about five miles north of Avery at Stratford High School.
  • Teddy Williams, CB: Williams hails from Tyler, which is about three and a half miles north of Houston. Williams attended the University of Texas-San Antonio and by joining the Colts on Oct. 29, is happy that the Texans game fell on the schedule in Week 15.

            “I’ve actually got eight tickets for my family coming down from Tyler. My fiancé and son, they are already in Houston so some of her family too.”

  • Jerrell Freeman, LB: Freeman attended Mary-Hardin Baylor in his hometown of Waco.
  • Kellen Heard, DT: Heard is a native of Wharton, which is about an hour outside of Houston.
  • Tony Hills, OT: Hills is one of two members of the Colts who attended the University of Texas (2003-2008). Hills hails from Dallas.
  • Cory Redding, DE: Redding was the 1999 USA Today Defensive Player of the Year at North Shore High School in Houston. Redding continued his career at Texas from 2000-2003.

            “This is a good game for all my friends and family back home to see me that haven’t got a chance to see me play all year or the past few years. It’s always good to go back home where everybody can see me. I like that. It’s good to see them and it’s good for them to watch me play.”

  • Jerry Hughes, OLB: Hughes grew up in Sugar Land Texas which is about 20 minutes southwest of Houston but made the four and a half hour trip north to attend Texas Christian University.

            “I think right now I’m at about 30 tickets and counting so it’s always good for my family to kind of come out and see me. They didn’t get a chance to see me in up at college so it’s always good for things like this.”


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