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Davis Mills "excited" to meet and get to work under Pep Hamilton

The Houston Texans drafted Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with their first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Selected in the third round with the 67th overall pick, Mills won't be leaving his Cardinal ties far behind.

This offseason, the Texans added Pep Hamilton as their passing game coordinator and quarterback coach. Hamilton, who was on staff with current head coach David Shaw, coached three years at Stanford (2010-12), serving as wide receivers coach in 2010 and two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (2011-12).

After he was drafted by the Texans, Mills received a phone call from his new position coach.

"I'm extremely excited to get out there and meet him," Mills said Friday night. "He actually just called me before I hopped on this phone call, so he'll be great. And I'm very excited to get out there and get to know him and start playing under him."

Hamilton also coached Stanford alum and 2012 No. 1 overall selection Andrew Luck at the collegiate level and during his tenure as offensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts (2013-15).

Mills played four seasons at Stanford (2017-2020). After a redshirt freshman year in 2017 and playing in just one game the following season, Mills took over for injured starter K.J. Costello in 2019. In 14 career games for Stanford, he was 287-of-438 for 3,468 yards, completing 66 percent of passes and scoring 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for 86 yards on 63 carries for three rushing scores.

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