Meet Texans rookie, quarterback Nick Tiano.
-Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
-6-4, 231 pounds
-At the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tiano played in 28 games with 27 starts to finish his Mocs career ninth in all-time wins with a 13-14 record as a starter.
-During his three-year career there (2017-19), Tiano had 13 200-yard passing games (fifth all-time at UTC) and threw 35 career touchdown passes (sixth all-time at UTC).
-Tiano graduated with a Business Management degree in 2019 and is a current MBA student at Chattanooga's Rollins College of Business.
-Tiano began his collegiate career as a quarterback at Mississippi State as backup to Dak Prescott.
-He and tight end Jordan Thomas were teammates at Mississippi State during the 2016 season.
-Tiano was invited to the 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, an all-star game for draft-eligible players. Tiano led a game-clinching drive for his team's 30-20 win. He completed 8-of-10 for 135 passing yards and a touchdown and was named the Bowl's MVP.