Houston–The Houston Texans announced on Friday that the team’s founder and senior chairperson, Bob McNair passed away Friday in Houston.
The team confirmed McNair’s passing on Friday in a social media post.
McNair was born on December 31, 1930 in Tampa, Florida.
Bob and his wife, Janice had lived in the Houston area since 1960 and were known as philanthropists more than anything.
Mr. McNair was also instrumental in bringing NFL football back to Houston after the Houston Oilers departed for Tennessee.
McNair was 80.