Ben Tate Makes USA Today's 2013 All-Joe Team

Patrick D. Starr

The Houston Texans had their lone representative in running back Ben Tate made one of the best named end of the season teams, the USA Today All-Joe Team for 2013. The team includes representatives from each NFL team, and players who have never been named to the Pro Bow.

Here is what USA Today had to say about the Texans running back,

Ben Tate (Texans): Ran for a team-best 771 yards despite playing a good chunk of the season with four broken ribs. This tough guy will be tough for Houston to re-sign. (See the Entire Team Here)

There is no secret what Tate went through this season with his injury, and it marks the second time Tate has been on the team since he first appeared in 2011.

Past Texans on the All-Joe Team

2002: DT Seth Payne

2003: T Chester Pitts, DE Corey Sears

2004: G Chester Pitts, P Chad Stanley

2005: RB Jonathan Wells

2006: DE Anthony Weaver

2007: LB Morlon Greenwood, CB Von Hutchins, T Eric Winston

2008: FB Vonta Leach,CB Antwaun Molden, WR Kevin Walter,G Mike Brisiel

2009: SS Bernard Pollard

2010: G Wade Smith

2011: RB Ben Tate, T Duane Brown, G Mike Brisiel, DE J.J. Watt, OLB Connor Barwin

2012: FB James Casey, ST Bryan Braman

2013: RB Ben Tate

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