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Owen Daniels Charity Dream

Texans stars turn into hunky waiters as Matt Schaub shows off his ear and Cody steals the show

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Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Waiting tables, Kevin Walter
Kevin Walter Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Cody steals the show at the auction
Shaun Cody Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, JJ Watt and fan
J.J. Watt Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, David Lam Nguyen and Benny Black
David Lam Nguyen, Benny Black Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, Celebrity Waiter Dinner, Ben Jones, James Casey, September 2012
Ben Jones, James Casey Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Texans Connor Barwin and Shaun Cody
Connor Barwin, Shaun Cody Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, autographed helmets for auction
Autographed helmets for the auction Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Matt Schaub auctioning off jersey
Matt Schaub Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Houston Texans, Owen Daniels Celebrity Dinner, September 2012, group, football players
Our hunky waiters for the evening Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Houston Texans, Celebrity Waiter Night, September 2012, Owen Daniels and Arthur Mooradian
Owen Daniels, Arthur Mooradian Courtesy of Clayton Wallace Photography
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Matt Schaub
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Waiting tables, Kevin Walter
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Cody steals the show at the auction
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, JJ Watt and fan
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, David Lam Nguyen and Benny Black
Owen Daniels, Celebrity Waiter Dinner, Ben Jones, James Casey, September 2012
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Texans Connor Barwin and Shaun Cody
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, autographed helmets for auction
Owen Daniels, celebrity dinner, Houston Texas, September 2012, Matt Schaub auctioning off jersey
Houston Texans, Owen Daniels Celebrity Dinner, September 2012, group, football players
Houston Texans, Celebrity Waiter Night, September 2012, Owen Daniels and Arthur Mooradian

Excited Houston Texans enthusiasts and good-willed philanthropists filled the second level of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Monday night as Texans tight end Owen Daniels hosted the annual Celebrity Waiter Night benefiting his Catching Dreams Foundation. He was joined in hosting duties by Del Frisco's general manager Arthur Mooradian.

Trading in their helmets for aprons, some of your favorite hometown football heroes were on hand to serve a four-course signature cuisine meal and to pour wine for a crowd of more than 200 people. The lineup of athletes-turned-waiters for the evening included Arian Foster, Duane Brown, Connor Barwin, J.J. Watt and Mike Tyson-esque ear victim (bandage-free, but still very red) and good sport, Matt Schaub.

 Nose tackle Shaun Cody stole the show, grabbing the mic and charming the audience all the way up to a final bid of $3,500 for dinner with his teammate, Daniels. 

Two of Schaub's jerseys went for an impressive $4,500 combined in the auction, but the most notable bidding moment happened when nose tackle Shaun Cody stole the show by grabbing the mic from emcee Rod Ryan and charming the audience all the way up to a final bid of $3,500 for dinner with his teammate, Daniels.

The event raised more than $170,000 for Daniels' foundation which supports critically and chronically ill children and their families throughout the greater Houston area.

On hand for the fun-filled evening were David Solomon, Michael Garfield, Irene Perez, Channel 13's Bob Allen, Geoffrey Greenwade, Marie Carlisle, Ric Campo, Allison Radley, John Johnson, Rebecca and Scott Schwinger, Eddie Martiny and Brad Marks.

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