Texans used safety Justin Reid as a kicker


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Texans used safety Justin Reid as a kicker

The defensive back replaced the injured Ka’imi Fairbairn in the last game of the preseason.

HOUSTON – Every time the offense got closer to the end zone, Justin reid I was ready.

The deep of the Houston Texans, who replacement to the kicker Ka’imi fairbairn In Saturday’s 23-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he stood on the bench, waiting for a chance to kick a Field goal. Head coach David Culley said that if the Texans had reached the 24th yard or closer toward the end of the game, the safety would have had a chance to kick a Field goal.

“I was ready the whole game,” he declared. Reid. “I don’t know if they saw me on the bench. I had my helmet fastened every time they got there to see if I would go out.”

After the last practice in the training camp of the Texans Thursday, Reid He said it was his dream to kick an extra point in a game. After Fairbairn dealt with a minor muscle injury during warm-ups, Reid received the opportunity to show his leg in the last game of the preseason of Houston.

The Texans they did not attempt a Field goal and they sought the 2-point conversion both times they scored a touchdown. Reid, Nevertheless, yes he kicked after each annotation of Houston.

“I had the best time of my life,” he said. Reid. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. I can’t tell you how excited I was when the coaches said, ‘You are in this game’. And I thought, ‘Do I really have a [patada]? ‘. They replied, ‘No, you are the whole game’. So I was very excited to be there. It was a dream come true. “

On the kickoff, Reid kicked 64 yards at 1 from Tampa Bay and the ball was returned at 16. He kicked two more times and after his attempt in the third quarter, he was also on the tackle.

Reid, who kicked and played safety in high school, said he was the emergency kicker at Stanford and has been an emergency kicker for the Texans. Reid He said he has “suggested” to all special teams coaches that he has stepped up his efforts in the past two weeks.

“I’ll tell you something,” he pointed out. Reid. “I’ve made some plays at safety, but because of how excited I was to kick the ball, this is going to be one of my favorite moments.”


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