The Houston Texans logo has seen little change since the NFL’s newest franchise debuted in 2002 and unveiled their first helmet in 2000 – which if anyone remembers that unveiling twenty years ago, the prototype helmet was white rather than navy blue – also known as deep steel blue.
But little is known about the Texans’ secondary and alternate logos, and there have been a few of them since the team’s inception.
Today, I’m covering the helmet logo, which you may’ve read about in the team’s helmet history page before moving onto primary logos (if applicable), secondary, and alternate logos.
Okay, so let’s get started.
The Texans have only had one helmet logo throughout their existence – the bull’s head featuring a lone star that bears the colors of the Flag of Texas. This was the helmet logo introduced in 2000 along with the team’s name. Again, the initial helmet was white – known as Liberty White – but by the time the team unveiled their uniform, they had switched to navy.
As with many NFL teams, the Texans’ helmet logo also serves as their primary logo as of the time of this writing.
The Texans adopted a secondary logo in 2006, consisting of a red ‘H’ and a blue ‘T’ standing over the State of Texas along with a lone-star depicting the City of Houston’s location. Different variations of this logo have served as the team’s alternate logo. One such alternate logo shows a blue background, a white State of Texas, a white ‘T,’ and a red ‘H.’ A second logo depicts a red background, white State of Texas, white ‘T,’ and blue ‘H.’
Finally, the Texans have had three additional alternate logos – each consisting of the team’s helmet logo and wordmark. The only differences are the backgrounds, one of which is red, another white, and a third blue.
The Texans have had a few of these since their 2002 inception – the first of which depicts an Inaugural Season anniversary logo the team wore in 2002. They also had a Countdown to Kickoff logo, an Expansion Draft Logo, and prior to becoming the Texans when the team was then known as Houston NFL 2002, the franchise held a wordmark in what resembled Houston Oilers colors – you can see that logo here.