Jamie Rootes, the main group president in Houston Texans history, has passed on at 55 years old, his better half reported via web-based entertainment Monday night.
Melissa Wildegen Roots shared the news in a Facebook post that her husband passed away in Houston on Sunday after a battle with mental health issues.
Jamie was known for his devotion to his family and friends, but was also the former president of the Houston Texans, who are retiring in 2021.
Jamie was a devoted Houstonian who loved his city and touched the lives of many through his professional educational and philanthropic work.
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An individual from the Texans association for quite a long time, Roots was delegated as group president by late proprietor Bob McNair in 2002, the year the Texans played their most memorable NFL game.
He surrendered in February 2021 and was prevailed in March by officeholder President Greg Grissom. McNair’s widow Janice’s son Cal and daughter-in-law Hannah issued a joint statement in Roots’ honor.
We are saddened to learn that Jamie Rootes, the former President of Houston Texans, has passed away. For a very long time Jamie drove our business tasks with an immovable obligation to Houston and the Houston Texans.
We are grateful for his steadfast leadership and incomparable contribution to our team. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Jamie’s wife Melissa and their two children at this difficult time.
Following his Texan tenure, Roots served as CEO of MLS team Houston Dynamo and NWSL team Houston Dash and stepped down in July after 18 days in the role.
The Clemson alum spent four years as president and general manager of MLS team Columbus Crew before joining Houston.