Free-Agent WR Joe Anderson Waits Outside Stadium Everyday for Shot with Texans

The NFL is one of the most selective jobs in the world. 1.1 Million kids play football in the country and only 1696 are good enough to call themselves NFL players. This man is trying to become of one them.

Standing outside NRG Stadium, the graduate of Texas Southern University in Houston is petitioning the Texans for a tryout opportunity after brief stints with the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles from 2012 to 2014.

Clearly, Anderson is doing more than just standing around. In fact, he’s still keeping in football form, doing drills and working out, as evidenced by his Instagram account.

Here’s his Instagram post which went viral. Anderson tagged multiple celebrities including Texans star JJ Watt perhaps in light of more expose for his mission.


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His caption reads:

#NothingWillStopMe Lord it’s all in your hands, all I know is that I believe it by faith and see it all happening even when it looks like a joke before the eyes of man! I fill myself with humility and say let your Will be done and use me to allow others to believe in your power!!!! Im not looking at my situation with a worldly mindset and that’s what’s gonna seperate me my hunger can’t be matched my heart can’t be compared too, I’m outside the Houston Texans facility every morning, because I kno what type of gift God has blessed me with!!! A lot of people don’t really live out the meaning #WhateverItTakes they just sayin it!!! You gotta really live that junk if you say it and believe in yourself and trust in the Lord, and living it don’t just mean hold up a sign!! Oh there is much pain behind holding this sign an it’s not from bein doubted or the underdog, like how bad do you really want it?? Forget a publicity stunt Boyz is Really HUNGRY out hur dawg to the point if the coach wanna line up I’ll route him up too, to the point if it’s special teams an the REF get in the way I’ll hit him too!! It’s something flickering in my head everyday with much Humility and WILL power to go the extra mile when it come to believing in myself and proven all doubters wrongI’m not just chasing greatness for myself/family but for all the people that lack faith and wanna quit and don’t believe God still moves, DAWG if you gotta DREAM GO GET THAT!! Let ZERO What If’s stand in the way go to the grave on E, not off what someone told you you can’t do…Create and tell your testimony don’t be ashamed of it, do it all for the glory of the kingdom take yourself outta the picture I’m out here on FAITH, it’s bigger than just collecting a check to me straight up! The way I do what I do and why I do what I do isn’t just to score touchdowns and gain fame that’s far from the case I don’t need all that cause I’m already famous in spirit an you can’t get no famous than that, when I get my shot you’ll see what the Lord is truly about to do in my life and I pray wit all my heart it inspires you to never Give up.When your purpose means more than your situation God will give you favor #TAGandREPOSTSome may remember a player who did something similar around a decade ago, where he would wear nothing but tights and sprint outside the Raiders facility when the personnel would enter the building. The team gave him a workout.

Out of any team, you would think the 3-5 Texans would be willing to bring a guy in who can show some determination. Maybe is Anderson was a quarterback, they would let him right in the building.

The Texans are currently on a bye week and sit at 3-5, surpassingly still in range of the division crown in the week AFC South.