The Texans and Titans know each other very well. They've already clashed once this season, Houston triumphing, 22-13.
These two franchises have quite a history, and the coaches and players on this team are linked in a slew of ways.
Courtesy of the Texans Media Relations Department, here are a few of the more notable connections between the two squads.
- Texans FB Paul Quessenberry is brothers with former Texans/current Titans OL David Quessenberry. A third Quessenberry brother, Scott, faced Paul and the Texans two weeks ago with the Los Angeles Chargers.
- In addition to Quessenberry, nine other former Texans are now Tennessee Titans. LB Zach Cunningham, LB Dylan Cole, RB Dontrell Hilliard, OL Ben Jones, K Randy Bullock, OL Kendall Lamm, RB D'Onta Foreman, TE MyCole Pruitt and DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun all spent time in Houston.
- Texans DB Desmond King ll played for the Titans in the latter half of the 2020 season.
- Texans Head Coach David Culley played quarterback at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and later served as an assistant coach for the Commodores.
- Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel was Houston's Defensive Coordinator in 2017 and the team's Linebackers Coach from 2014 through 2016.
- Titans Defensive Coordinator Shane Bowen was a Texans Defensive Assistant in 2016 and 2017.
- Quarterbacks Coach Pat O'Hara was an offensive assistant from 2015 to 2017 with Houston. Secondary Coach Anthony Midget was an Assistant Secondary Coach for the Texans from 2014 through 2017 and the Secondary Coach in 2018 and 2019. Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brian Bell held the same job with the Texans from 2015 through 2017.
- Foreman grew up in Texas City, where he played high school ball for the Stingarees.
- Titans WR Marcus Johnson was born and raised in League City and played in high school for Clear Springs.
- Bullock was the kicker at Klein High School, just outside of Houston.
- Titans OLB Ola Adeniyi graduated from George Bush High School in Richmond, TX.
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