'Football is Family' is a marketing phrase the NFL's used in recent years, and it's literally the case this Sunday as the Texans and Chargers square off at NRG Stadium.
Courtesy of the Texans media relations team, here are a few notable connections between the two franchises.
Texans FB Paul Quessenberry grew up in between San Diego and Los Angeles with his brother Scott, an offensive lineman for the Chargers. Their other brother David was a Texan from 2013 through 2017 and is now a Tennessee Titan.
Chargers DL Christian Covington played collegiately in Houston at Rice University and was drafted by the Texans in 2015. He played for Houston through the 2018 season.
Texans DB Desmond King II was an All-Pro with the Chargers in 2018 and played for them from 2017 through 2020.
Chargers OL Senio Kelemete was a Texan from 2018 through 2020.
Texans QB Tyrod Taylor spent 2019 and 2020 with the Chargers.
Chargers TE Stephen Anderson was a Texan in 2016 and 2017.
Texans OL Cole Toner spent 2018 and 2020 with the Chargers.
Chargers WR/return man Andre Roberts played in six games earlier this season for Houston.
Texans K Ka'imi Fairbairn won the Lou Groza Award in 2015 after an illustrious collegiate career at UCLA.
Chargers LB Kenneth Murray, Jr. was born in Missouri City, just outside of Houston. He played high school football at Elkins.
Texans Offensive Line Coach James Campen held the same title with the Chargers last season.
Texans Defensive Line Coach Bobby King was an Assistant Linebackers Coach for the Chargers from 2014 through 2016.
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