The Texans have completed an interview with Kevin O'Connell for the head coaching position.
O'Connell, whose team will compete in Super Bowl LVI, is in his second season as offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams after joining the team prior to the 2020 season. In two seasons (2020-21) under O'Connell, the Rams offense finished ninth in the NFL in total offense (374.5 ypg), seventh in passing (262.3 ypg) and seventh in third down percentage (43.6 pct.).
O'Connell joined the Rams after spending three seasons with the Washington Football Team, most recently serving as Washington's offensive coordinator in 2019. He previously served as the team's passing game coordinator in 2018 and quarterbacks coach in 2017. O'Connell joined Washington after spending the 2016 season overseeing special projects for the San Francisco 49ers and working as the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2015.
Originally selected as a quarterback in the third round (94th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, O'Connell's playing career included stints with the Lions, Jets, Dolphins and Chargers over the course of five seasons (2008-12).
A four-year team captain at San Diego State (2004-07), O'Connell appeared in 40 games and finished his collegiate career ranked fourth in school history in passing yards (7,689) and fifth in passing touchdowns (46), while holding program records for career rushing yards by a quarterback (1,312), career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (19) and single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (11). He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from San Diego State in 2007.
Born in Knoxville, Tenn., O'Connell attended La Costa Canyon HS in Carlsbad, Calif.
Information courtesy of the Los Angeles Rams.
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