When the Texans face the Colts this Sunday on the road, the two clubs will share some connections.
Texans general manager Rick Smith and defensive line assistant Jeff Zgonina played at Purdue together in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Smith, Zgonina and Indianapolis' general manager Ryan Grigson played together at Purdue in 1991. Defensive line coach Bill Kollar coached for the Boilermakers in 1988 and 1989.
Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is a Houstonian. He was a schoolboy star at Stratford High School on the west side of town, and his father Oliver was a Houston Oilers quarterback in the early 1980's.
Colts defensive end Cory Redding starred at North Shore High School, before moving on to Texas for college.