The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division and play their home games at NRG Stadium.
The Texans are the youngest franchise currently competing in the history of the National Football League after they began their expansion in 2002.
National Football League games can be won or lost by one or two points due to a missed or made kick of the greatest importance in a moment and every starter kicker is a hero.
There are a lot of players who have made their marks in the history of Houston Texans when it comes to the team’s all-time best kickers.
We bring you the top five (5) all-time best kickers of Houston Texans according to a survey and research conducted by battleredblog.com.
5. Bryan Anger
Anger signed with the Houston Texans on July 23, 2019, then later in the year, on August 30, 2019, he was released.
He was then re-signed again on September 17, 2019. Anger was signed to a three-year contract extension in December 2019.
Houston Texans released Bryan Anger in March 2021 after his contract ended.
4. Donnie Jones
Houston Texans brought in Donnie Jones to replace the suspended Brett Hartmann, Jones quickly usurped the punting gig and never looked back.
Donnie Jones had his best season at the Texans in 2012, where he contributed 88 punts for 4,150 yards, an average of 47.2 yards per kick.
Unfortunately, Jones was one of the Texans to head to the Philadelphia Eagles in that era.
3. Kris Brown
Another player to make the third list on best kickers of all-time for the Texans is Kris Brown, who in his seven seasons, only missed 2 of his 253 extra-point kicks and had a kickoff average of 63.8 yards.
In a report filed by battleredblog.com, it says his field goal percentage came in at 77.1%, Brown holds the top spot for all-time Texans’ scoring leader with 767 points.
2. Ka’imi Fairbairn
John Christian Kaʻiminoeauloamekaʻikeokekumupaʻa “Kaʻimi” Fairbairn is an American football placekicker for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Playing college football with the UCLA Bruins.
He was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior when he was also awarded the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top college kicker in 2015.
1. Shane Lechler
Over the course of Shane Lechler’s NFL career, Lechler carried a 47.6 yard per punt average, including a 49.0 average in 2017, good enough to set the record for the Texans (as opposed to 51.1 for the Raiders in his prime).
Lechler also handled kickoff duties three times in Houston and averaged 60.3 yards per kick.