Former Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes passed away Sunday. He was 55.
Rootes spent two decades working for the Texans and served as president from 2005-21. He resigned in February 2021 to pursue other opportunities and became a sport management professor at Sam Houston State University.
Rootes’ wife Melissa posted the news on her Facebook page stating that the former Texans president passed away after a “battle with mental health issues.”
Melissa also shared in her post the impact her husband had on the city of Houston.
“Jamey was a dedicated Houstonian who loved his city and touched so many lives through his professional, academic and philanthropic work,” Melissa wrote.
Melissa also stated that a celebration of life has not been scheduled at this time.
The McNair family also released a statement after hearing of the news of Rootes’ passing.
On behalf of Battle Red Blog, our thoughts and condolences are extended to Jamey’s family and friends.