Card: Playoff Contenders 2009
Acquired: 2016, EBay
See Also: Anthony Hill
The Texans when all else failed, just drafted a Tight End. Enter Anthony Hill. I’m not sure the selection made much sense in 2009. With a jam packed roster of Owen Daniels and Joel Dreessen heading up the position, the Texans not only drafted Hill in the 4th, but TE James Casey in the same draft. I believe the thinking here was that Hill would provide superior blocking to help the Texans (at the time) anemic goalline offense. The Texans ended up carrying all of these tight ends into the season.
Hill never really blossomed into the player the Texans would hope he’d become. He’d contract swine flu during his rookie season, tear his ACL and make one catch during his career in Houston. He’d sign with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and was assigned to their practice squad. Later that year Anthony signed with the Colts as an injury replacement, retiring in 2012.
G/Gs 12/2 Rec 3 Yds 10 Avg 6.3 Td 0 Lg 9