Jadeveon Clowney and his Houston Texans teammates will be the stars of this season’s “Hard Knocks.”
The HBO reality series picks one team each season to follow during training camp. This year, viewers will get an inside look at the team with last year’s No. 1 pick, former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney, who is recovering from microfracture surgery, as well as the NFL’s defensive player of the year, J.J. Watt.
Texans owner Bob McNair says this will be a great opportunity for fans outside of Houston to get acquainted with his team.
This will be the 10th season of the five-episode series.
The Atlanta Falcons were the focus of last year’s show.
The season will debut August 11.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien, who hasn’t watched the show in previous years, plans to talk to other NFL coaches to prepare for the onset of multiple TV cameras covering every detail of training camp.
“We’re going to go about our business the way we always do. We’re not changing for anything,” O’Brien said. “I think that when you look at ‘Hard Knocks,’ it’s an opportunity for people to see that this is a team, that this is not a team of individuals. …
“Hopefully, the show is able to give examples and show us as a team, a disciplined, smart football team.”