“Finally getting your feet wet in your first NFL game, more than anything, the speed of the game and getting that in-game feeling of real tackling and picking up blitzes,” Texans rookie running back Damarea Crockett said. “Just going to work hard every day, I want to be a teammate where my teammates can say: ‘I can trust that guy.’ I want to build trust with my teammates.”
Crockett is well on his way to building trust with his teammates after he broke through Green Bay Packers Tyler Lancaster’s tackle attempt to score his first NFL touchdown.
Crockett went on to say, “It’s definitely special with all the history the Packers have in their program. It’s definitely something big. Just being in your first game and scoring, it’s amazing.”
Currently, Crockett is competing for a spot on the roster and he’s off to a good start, rushing for 24 yards off of six carries.
Texans coach Bill O’ Brien said of Crockett’s game day efforts, “He’s been playing hard, him and [Karan] Higdon. Crockett and Higdon have really shown up and got better every day since they arrived. Those are the type of guys we’re looking for: guys who really care about the team and work hard. That’s what those two guys are.”
The Texans ultimately lost to the Packers 28 -26. During the first half of the game wide receiver Keke Coutee suffered an ankle injury and center Greg Mancz suffered a leg injury.
The Texans will host the Detroit Lions at NRG Stadium on August 17.