Found December 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
HOUSTON In December of 2010, U.S. Army Cpl. Christopher Sullivan was injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Last Christmas, Sullivan returned to his San Bernardino, Calif. home to continue recovering from his injuries. Despite all he had been through, Sullivan was in for much more. At his homecoming party, his brother got into a fight. Christopher Sullivan tried to break it up. "Someone told me my brother was going to be shot," he said. "Next think I know I'm waking up in the hospital with somebody sticking a tube down my throat." Sullivan had been shot in the neck at his own homecoming party. He's paralyzed from the neck down. On Sunday at Reliant Stadium, Sullivan got his real homecoming. At halftime of the Houston Texans' win over the Indianapolis Colts, Sullivan was brought out to be recognized for his service. And that's when he got the surprise. An organization called Operation Finally Home was going to build him a new, mortgage-free home in League City, Texas, which is near Houston. "It's another good day," said Sullivan, seated in a motorized wheelchair. "No more bad days. It's a good change." Sullivan says he feels more pain here and there every day, but that's actually a good sign. Doctors have told him he might be paralyzed for the rest of his life, but Sullivan says he can feel his fingers tingle sometimes. "I'm never going to give up," he said. Operation Finally Home is a private organization dedicated to doing just this sort of thing for disabled veterans and widows of veterans. It was created by the Bay Area Builders association in 2005 and raises funds through corporate sponsorship, builder associations and other private donations of money and time. Operation Finally Home operates in 11 states and has given away 50 homes. "We see this on TV all the time, people know what's happening," said Operation Finally Home founder Dan Wallrath. "But to be personally involved in their lives every day, it's such a blessing to see the attitudes in these young men. It's incredible." A year after his injury, Sullivan is still trying to come to grips with it all. "I'm not used to being this way," he said. "I've always been active. It's just hard still."

Texans rebound from Pats rout, beat Colts to clinch AFC South

The Houston Texans had no answer for a relentless Patriots offense and defense last week, but fared much better in their rebound game against the Indianapolis Colts, taking home the AFC South crown in the process for the second straight season. Final score 29-17. The Colts were in need of a win against division rival Houston in their bid for a playoff berth, but comeback kid Andrew...

The new faces of pain: Aldon Smith vs J.J. Watt

Let's take a look at more deserving candidates that aren't named Peyton Manning or an quarterback. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans: It took Watt only eleven games to get to 14.5 sacks, totaling him to 20 sacks in just under two years of being in the NFL. That is very, very impressive for any defensive player. What is even more impressive is he has that many sacks in a league...

Houston Texans clinch division title with win over Colts

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) catches a pass for a first down as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) defends in the first quarter, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) For years, the Houston Texans strove to unseat the Indianapolis Colts who were the sole possessors of the AFC South title season after season in the early 2000s. Behind quarterback Peyton Manning...

Houston Texans: 5 Things On Their Holiday Wish List

The little brother of the NFL franchises, 10-year-old Houston Texans, have hit puberty this season and is looking to exact revenge on its older siblings. Last year, The Houston Texans gained some peach-fuzz with their first playoff appearance and victory but a full blown Man-Beard has grown since. They have dominated both sides of the ball this season with a balanced performance...

Texans look for improvement before playoffs

The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South with a 29-17 win over the Colts to help erase the memory of a blowout loss to New England. Coach Gary Kubiak still sees plenty of room for improvement after Sunday's game and is challenging his team to play better with gaining home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs still within reach. San Francisco's win over New England...

Rare Air for Houston: Texans vs. Colts

AFC South champs for the second season in a row and a 12-2 record, the Houston Texans are in some rare air especially when it comes to professional football in Houston. The Texans took care of business in a sloppy 29-17 victory against the Indianapolis Colts and quieted their doubters for at least another week. There were some ups and downs but it was good to see the defensive...

Five Reasons The Texans Will Choke In Playoffs

After the most successful season in franchise history the Texans came into this season as one of the favorites to win the AFC. And why not? They won a playoff game despite a third-string rookie quarterback, and were one of the youngest, toughest, defenses in the league.If they had Matt Schaub in the playoffs I think that they probably would have beaten Baltimore and New England and...

Andre Johnson Lights Up Colts

Houston wideout Andre Johnson had another big game Sunday against Indianapolis. He corralled 11 receptions for 151 yards as the Texans held on for the 29-17 victory.Fantasy Spin:It hasn't been a big touchdown year for Johnson but Sunday he was able to nab one for his fourth score of the season. Johnson's 1,360 receiving yards this year are his most since 2009 (1,569).

Arian Foster Runs Wild vs. Colts

Texans halfback Arian Foster ate up a huge chunk of yards Sunday against the Colts but failed to find the end zone for the first time since Week 11.Fantasy Spin:Foster tallied a season-high 165 yards on 27 touches. Coincidentally, his career-high in rushing yards also came against the Colts back in 2010 (231 yards in 33 carries in the season opener).

Army Officer Becomes The Best Gift Of The Year For His Sons

Army Chief Warrant Officer Eric Spoerle surprised his three sons before today’s matchup between the Texans and Colts. The Spoerle boys were called onto the filed to receive some special Christmas gifts from the Houston Texans organization. They received jerseys emblazoned with the names of superstars Arian Foster and Andrew Johnson, but little did they know that the biggest gift...

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans: 5 Things We Learned

The Houston Texans imposed their will on the Indianapolis Colts and gave the home crowd at Reliant Stadium a big divisional victory 29-17. The Texans played their style of football throughout the entire game. They gave the Colts a steady diet of the run and then hit the Colts with balls thrown downfield. J.J. Watt raised his usual havoc as the Texans defense kept Colts QB Andrew...

Texans clinch AFC South title by beating Colts

HOUSTON - The Texans' greater goal was accomplished on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, but those seeking a dominating performance on the heels of an embarrassing loss on national television were left wanting. The Texans claimed their second consecutive AFC South crown with their 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, their sluggish performance in the red zone and sporadic...

Texans 29, Colts 17

HOUSTON - The Texans' greater goal was accomplished on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, but those seeking a dominating performance on the heels of an embarrassing loss on national television were left wanting. The Texans claimed their second consecutive AFC South crown with their 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, their sluggish performance in the red zone and sporadic...

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans: Week 15 NFL Pick

Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2) The Texans were calling last week’s game in New England their biggest game in franchise history and rightfully so. This is a very young franchise that has played just 2 playoff games in its history and going to New England as an 11-1 #1 seed in week 14 on Monday Night Football is almost as big as it gets. The Texans got destroyed...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.