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Duane Brown





Virginia Tech
12 Years Pro

2017 Season


2017 Season


Ranks second on the franchise’s all-time games played and games started lists
Has been called for holding just seven times in 132 games 
Was the second rookie in Texans history to start all 16 games on the offensive line
Garnered All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2012 and Pro Bowl honors following the 2012 and 2013 seasons
Has blocked for six 1,000-yard rushers and was a part of a top-10 offense in four of his first five years in the League

Gameday Photos


2016 (Houston 12/12, 2/2): 

  • Spent the entire preseason on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List
  • Moved from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List to the active roster on Sept. 3
  • Inactive for Weeks 1-4
  • Was active for the first time and started at left tackle at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
  • Started at left tackle and played every snap in Weeks 6-16
  • Opened the game at left tackle and split time with T Kendall Lamm and T Chirs Clark at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
  • Helped RB Lamar Miller rush for 107 yards and a touchdown at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
  • Held down the left tackle post vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round and at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Houston 14/14):

  • Started at left tackle in Week 1 vs. Kansas City (9/13)
  • Inactive Weeks 2-3
  • Started at left tackle in Weeks 4-17
  • Passed Chester Pitts (114) for the second-most career games started in team history
  • Passed Chester Pitts (114) for the third-most career games played in team history
  • Placed on Injured Reserve (1/5)

2014 (Houston 16/16): 

  • Started all 16 games at left tackle for the fourth time in his career
  • Started at left tackle vs. Washington (9/7), at Oakland (9/14), at the New York Giants (9/21), vs. Buffalo (9/28) and at Dallas (10/5)
  • Passed Bryan Pittman for seventh on the franchise’s all-time games played list with 96 when he started at left tackle vs. Indianapolis (10/9) in Week 6
  • Started at left tackle at Pittsburgh (10/20), at Tennessee (10/26) and vs. Philadelphia (11/2) and at Cleveland (11/16)
  • Started and played in his 101st career game to pass Owen Daniels (100 from 2006-13) for sixth on the franchise’s games played list vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
  • Started at left tackle vs. Tennessee (11/30) in Week 13, at Jacksonville (12/7) in Week 14, at Indianapolis (12/14) in Week 15, vs. Baltimore (12/21) in Week 16 and vs. Jacksonville (12/28) in Week 17

2013 (Houston 14/14): 

  • Started 14 games at left tackle and was elected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl
  • Helped block for an offense that totaled 449 yards at San Diego (9/9) in Week 1
  • Helped pave the way for 172 yards on the ground vs. Tennessee (9/15) in Week 2
  • Was Inactive due to a toe injury in Weeks 3 (at Baltimore) and 4 (vs. Seattle)
  • Blocked for an offense that produced a season-high 483 yards vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
  • Moved into 11th place on the franchise’s all-time games played list at 85 games vs. Jacksonville (11/24) in Week 12
  • Helped pave the way for a ground game that produced a franchise-record four rushing touchdowns vs. New England (12/1) in Week 13

2012 (Houston 16/16, 2/2):

  • Part of an offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and started all 16 games for the fourth time in his career, earning Associated Press All-Pro First Team honors as well as being selected as a starter for the AFC in the Pro Bowl
  • Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Texans running backs to rush for 216 yards and three touchdowns while not allowing Matt Schaub to be sacked at Jacksonville (9/17)
  • Helped provide protection for Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
  • Helped Arian Foster rush for 152 yards and a touchdown at the New York Jets (10/8)
  • Part of an offense that set a franchise record by scoring 43 points vs. Baltimore (10/21) 
  • Helped Foster go over 100 yards for the fourth time this season as he gained 111 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown vs. Buffalo (11/4)
  • Part of an offense that set a franchise record with 653 yards of offense and tied the franchise scoring record with 43 points vs. Jacksonville (11/18) and put up another 501 yards at Detroit (11/22)
  • Paved the way for Foster to rush for 140 yards while not allowing Schaub to be sacked in the AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13) 

2011 (Houston 16/16, 2/2):

  • Second-Team AP All-Pro choice after blocking for 1,200-yard and 900-yard rushers and allowing 2.0 sacks (according to StatsPass, Inc.)
  • Paved the way for Ben Tate to rush for 116 yards vs. Indianapolis (9/11) and 103 yards at Miami (9/18)
  • Provided pocket protection enabling Schaub to throw for 373 yards and three touchdowns at New Orleans (9/25)
  • Helped control the line of scrimmage, clearing the way for Foster to rush for 155 yards and a touchdown vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
  • Part of an offense that put up 518 total yards, the fourth-highest in team history, which included two 100-yard rushers and a 100-yard receiver at Tennessee (10/23)
  • Cleared holes on the offensive line enabling the Texans to rush for a franchise-record 261 yards, including two 100-yard rushers for the second time that season, vs. Cleveland (11/6)
  • Paved the way for Foster to become the first player to rush for over 100 yards on the Falcons defense in the 2011 season when he went for 111 yards on 31 carries vs. Atlanta (12/4)
  • Helped Foster go over 100 yards for the sixth time that season and over 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season vs. Carolina (12/18)
  • Started at left tackle in his postseason debut and opened holes for Foster to rush for 153 yards in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12) 
  • Paved the way for Foster to rush for 132 yards, the most Baltimore’s defense has ever given up in a postseason game, in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 12/12): 

  • Started 12 games at left tackle, clearing holes to help Foster rush for a franchise record 1,616 yards and win 2010 rushing title
  • Helped pave the way for Foster’s franchise-record 231 yards rushing vs. Indianapolis (9/12)
  • Provided pocket protection for Schaub, enabling him to throw for a then-franchise-record 497 yards and three touchdowns at Washington (9/19)
  • Opened holes for Foster to rush for 143 yards vs. Tennessee (11/28)
  • Paved the way for Foster to rush for 180 yards vs. Jacksonville (1/2) and wrap up the 2010 NFL rushing title

2009 (Houston 16/16): 

  • Started at right guard and helped Schaub set a career high with four touchdown passes at Tennessee (9/20)
  • Helped Schaub pass for his second consecutive 300-yard game vs. Jacksonville (9/27)

2008 (Houston 16/16):

  • Started all 16 games and helped clear the way for RB Steve Slaton to lead all rookie rushers with 1,282 yards
  • Helped Slaton run for his first 100-yard game when he started at right guard at Jacksonville (9/28)
  • Helped Schaub throw three touchdown passes at Jacksonville and again vs. Cincinnati (10/26)
  • Helped Slaton set a Texans rookie record with 156 rushing yards at Indianapolis (11/16)
  • Blocked for Schaub to throw for 414 yards and two touchdowns at Green Bay (12/7)
  • Started at right guard vs. Tennessee (12/14) in which he was part of the offensive line that helped Slaton run for his third consecutive 100-yard game


  • Registered 71 knockdown blocks in his three seasons as an offensive tackle
  • Earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition for the second straight season and was a two-time state Offensive Lineman/End of the Year pick by the Richmond Touchdown Club
  • Recorded six tackles and blocked three kicks on special teams as a senior and also caught three passes for 64 yards (21.3 average) and one touchdown, adding three yards on a rushing attempt
  • Apparel, housing and resource management major, with a minor in consumer studies


  • Attended Hermitage (Richmond, Va.) High School where he lettered twice as a tight end and defensive end
  • Played in the Panthers’ first three games his senior year before suffering a broken leg, but returned for the Central Region semifinal game, catching seven passes for just under 100 yards in his limited playing time, and also recorded 15 tackles along with a pair of sacks to earn second-team All-District honors
  • Lettered in basketball and track


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@INDL 13-22
16PITL 6-34
15@JAXL 7-45
14SFL 16-26
13@TENL 13-24
12@BALL 16-23
11ARIW 31-21
10@LAL 7-33
9INDL 14-20
8@SEAL 38-41
6CLEW 33-17
5KCL 34-42
4TENW 57-14
3@NEL 33-36
2@CINW 13-9
1JAXL 7-29


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TOTAL 14200-40000000


TOTAL 142981000000-0

regular season

wkgame dateoppresultggs
810/29/2017HOUW 38-4111
911/05/2017WASL 17-1411
1011/09/2017@ARIW 22-1611
1111/20/2017ATLL 34-3111
1211/26/2017@SFW 24-1311
1312/03/2017PHIW 10-2411
1412/10/2017@JAXL 24-3011
1512/17/2017LAL 42-711
1612/24/2017@DALW 21-1211
1712/31/2017ARIL 26-2411
TOTAL 1010
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