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Texans and Jaguars coaches, players tied together in many ways

For the second time in 2021, the Texans and Jaguars face each other. Houston is looking to sweep the season series, as the Texans triumphed 37-21 in the regular-season opener.

The two franchises are linked in a variety of ways via their coaches and players and courtesy of the Texans Media Relations team, some of the more notable connections are listed below.

Texans WR Chris Conley has 16 receptions this season and is averaging 15.8 yards per catch. He was a Jaguars receiver in 2019 and 2020.

Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde, meanwhile, gained a career-best 1,070 yards on the ground in 2019 for the Texans. He averaged 4.4 yards per carry that season and scored six touchdowns.

Texans Running Backs Coach Danny Barrett played collegiately at Cincinnati, where he was an Honorable Mention All-American at quarterback. His center in 1981 and 1982 was Jaguars Offensive Line Coach George Warhop.

Texans Wide Receivers Coach Robert Prince was an Assistant Wide Receivers Coach with the Jaguars in 2007 and 2008.

Jaguars OL Walker Little played at Episcopal High School in Bellaire and attended a few Texans Training Camp practices as a youth.

Jaguars DL K'Lavon Chaisson was a standout for the North Shore Mustangs and helped lead them to a 6A state title in 2015.

Jaguars DL Dakota Allen grew up in Humble and played high school ball at Summer Creek.

Texans P Cam Johnston has punted an NFL-high 71 times in 2021, and 29 of his punts have been downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line, which is the second-best mark in the league. His college coach at Ohio State was Jacksonville Head Coach Urban Meyer. Johnston's time with the Buckeyes overlapped at various points with Hyde, Jaguars OL Andrew Norwell and Jaguars DL DaVon Hamilton.

The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium is December 26 when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16. Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.

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