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Former Aggie Randy Bullock Battling For Texans Kicking Job

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

Reliant Stadium, where the Texans play their games, is also home to the world's largest rodeo.  So boots are a big deal in Houston.  Randy Bullock, the first placekicker ever drafted by the Texans hopes his boots are the ones on display on Sundays this fall.

"I'm here to do a job and that's my first focus," says Bullock.

The rookie is no stranger to the Bayou City, as Bullock graduated from Klein High School on Houston's North side.  He's also no stranger to success.  The fifth round draft pick left Texas A&M as the most accurate kicker in Aggies history on his way to first team All-America honors his senior year.

"He handles himself very well," says Texans head coach Gary Kubiak.  "He handled himself well in college, I expect him to handle himself well here, that's why we drafted him."

Bullock attributes that poise to his days in College Station.  "It's just something you do, that you develop over your career," says Bullock.  "Playing at a big school like A&M definitely helped me a whole lot."

Bullock is competing for the placekicking job with 11 year NFL veteran Shayne Graham.  In Houston's first preseason game, both Bullock and Graham were two-for-two on field goal attempts.  Randy's 52 yarder matched his career long at A&M.

"When I came in I didn't expect anything to be given to me," says Bullock.  "It's part of the National Football League so everything else will work itself out."

Bullock plans to finish his petroleum engineering degree at Texas A&M next spring.  And like most college graduates, when he walks across that stage, he hopes his job is safely secured.

By Adam Winkler.Former Aggie Randy Bullock Battling For Texans Kicking Job


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Thursday's Scores

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 3 Houston 0

Final Minnesota 4 Cleveland 1

Final Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 0

Final L.A. Angels 2 Boston 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 1 Arizona 0

Final Atlanta 8 Cincinnati 0

Final Chi Cubs 2 San Francisco 1 (first game)

Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 3 (second game)

Final L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1

Friday's Games

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore (Gausman 7-4) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 6-4), 2:20 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 9-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Greene 3-1), 7:05 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 3-8) at Cleveland (Carrasco 5-4), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Smyly 7-10) at Toronto (Stroman 7-4), 7:07 p.m.

Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4) at Boston (J.Kelly 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Ventura 9-9) at Texas (Lewis 8-10), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (Ray 1-3) at Minnesota (Milone 6-4), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 3-7) at Oakland (Gray 12-7), 10:05 p.m.

Friday's Games

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Baltimore (Gausman 7-4) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 6-4), 2:20 p.m.

San Francisco (Hudson 8-9) at Washington (Fister 12-3), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Wainwright 15-7) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-11), 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Minor 5-8) at Cincinnati (Latos 4-3), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 4-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-6), 8:10 p.m.

Miami (H.Alvarez 9-5) at Colorado (F.Morales 5-6), 8:40 p.m.

San Diego (Despaigne 3-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 8-7), 9:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 10-10), 10:10 p.m.

NFL PRESEASON

Thursday's Game

Philadelphia 31, Pittsburgh 21

Friday's Schedule

Carolina at New England, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Oakland at Green Bay, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m.

WNBA Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

(Best-of-3)

Eastern Conference

Friday, Aug. 22: Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24: Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m.

x-Tuesday, Aug 26: Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m

Thursday Aug. 21: Indiana 78, Washington 73

Saturday, Aug. 23: Indiana at Washington, 5 p.m.

x-Monday, Aug. 25: Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Western Conference

Friday, Aug. 22: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

x-Tuesday, Aug. 26: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Thursday Aug. 21: Minnesota 88, San Antonio 84

Saturday, Aug. 23: Minnesota at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

x-Monday, Aug. 25: San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 or 9 p.m.

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