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Former Texans President Jamey Rootes Passes Away at 55

Rootes worked for the Texans for 20 years.

NFL: International Series-Houston Texans Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.