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Brian Smith
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Attended Portland State University
Lives in Houston, Texas
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[...] only one team holds the franchise-changing asset that is an amateur draft's No. 1 overall pick, and only one organization gets to make the instant star its own. MLB's draft is well known for its unpredictability and perfect hindsight. Since Magic Johnson entered the NBA as the Los Angeles Lakers' No. 1 pick in 1979, pro basketball has balanced greatness (Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan) with what-if frustration (Yao Ming) an...
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Johnny Manziel is better than Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. At least on the NFL's famed Wonderlic test. Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the 50-question, 12-minute test, which was administe...
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[...] the senior SMU quarterback is attempting to rise once more, defying a low initial 2014 NFL draft projection and becoming a case study in football perseverance. [...] with less than a month remaining before the first pick is called, the consensus 2008 national high school player of the year and former University of Texas starter is still relying on word of mouth and the expertise of former super agent Leigh Steinberg to find a home as a pro...
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RICHMOND -- The last time veteran tight end Owen Daniels spoke with the media at a Texans player's charity golf tournament, No. 81 was discussing his willingness to restructure his contract just so...
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Another Mario Williams, taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, yet never becoming the all-world athlete fans want or the organization needs. The Freak who made The Hit is the unanimous choice for the premier amateur athlete in the 2014 draft. A little more than a month before selection day, scouts, analysts and NFL personnel are more tantalized than ever by the biggest what-if experiment in recent draft history. If the Texans make...
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[...] while Adidas, Under Armour and New Balance attempted to lure in the biggest name in the 2014 NFL draft, only Nike, with its multiyear promotional contract at an undisclosed sum, was awarded the right to attach its worldwide brand to Manziel. [...] if Jonathan Paul Manziel actually becomes Johnny Football in the most popular sports league in the United States, the NFL soon could possess a worldwide marketing phenomenon it hasn't seen in its...
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The Texans' 2014 preseason schedule features the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. The four-game slate, which opens in early August at the Arizona Cardinals, will highlight new coach Bill O'B...
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RICHMOND – The days following his trade have been filled with “a lot of stress and a lot of anxiety” for former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. But being named the Oakland Raiders’ starter eased hi...
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Veteran center Chris Myers wants to make sure this season's team remains united. Thanks to their 2-14 record last year and new coach Bill O'Brien this year, the Texans are allowed to begin their voluntary offseason conditioning program earlier than most teams. Only strength and conditioning coaches will be allowed on the field the first two weeks, and the Texans' first voluntary minicamp isn't until May 6-8. The Texans lacked player leadership...
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Everyone from Texans vice chairman Cal McNair to backup quarterback T.J. Yates and center Chris Myers said it: Matt Schaub didn’t have to be in Houston on Friday night. But Schaub and his wife, Lau...
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Houston Texans beat writer for the Houston Chronicle
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Journalist, writer, multimedia reporter, editor.
Employment
  • Houston Chronicle
    Sports Writer, 2012 - present
    Houston Texans beat writer.
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
    Sports Writer, 2010 - 2012
    Utah Jazz beat writer.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2009 - 2010
    Portland Trail Blazers beat writer.
  • Bristol Herald-Courier
    Sports Writer/Editor, 2007 - 2009
    East Tennessee State University beat writer, Assistant Sports Editor, small colleges, preps, NASCAR, etc.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2006 - 2007
    Small college, preps, general assignment writer.
  • The Associated Press, The Oregonian, Statesman Journal
    Sports Writer -- Freelance, 2005 - 2006
    Freelance.
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Houston Texans beat writer for the Houston Chronicle
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Houston Texans beat writer for the Houston Chronicle
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  • Portland State University
    English Literature
  • Louisiana State University
    English Literature
  • Milligan College
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