Here are five things you need to know about tight end Kahale Warring, the Texans 2019 third-round draft pick (86th overall):
Name: Kahale Warring
School: San Diego State
Position: Tight end
Height/Weight: 6-5, 252
Hometown: Sonora, California
1. His full name is Kahalekuiokalani Michael Wodehouse Warring.
2. Warring, a walk-on at San Diego State, had a pretty steep curve to learning the tight end position.
"When I came in, they had to teach me about the ‘A’ gap, ‘B’ gap and ‘C’ gap," he said. "We didn’t have a tight end in our offense in high school, so I played receiver. When coaches called me to walk on at San Diego State, they told me they wanted me to play tight end. I just went with it. I had to Google what tight end was right after. That’s a funny story."
The change suited him - Warring earned a scholarship in 2017 after his first season with the Aztecs.
3. Warring played just one season of football at Sonora High School, but lettered in basketball, swimming, cross country, tennis and earned all-conference honors in water polo.
4. Warring worked with Deshaun Watson while the quarterback was in L.A.
“I actually got a chance to catch a few passes from him in the past,” Warring said. “I think he’s an unbelievable player. I can’t wait to get with him and start working on things. I think he’s such an unbelievable leader. He was at Clemson and I know that transitioned right to the Texans right now. So, I’m thrilled to get working with him.”
5. Warring is just the second player in Texans franchise history drafted from San Diego State and the first since Chester Pitts in 2002.
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The Texans selected San Diego State TE Kahale Warring in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft at 86th overall. (via AP Images)