For the first time in history there's a Houston Baptist University alumnus playing in the NFL, and there's a Texans connection.
Caleb Johnson, who played linebacker for the Huskies, made the Chicago Bears roster as an undrafted free agent. He played last week against the Rams and is ready to go again as Chicago hosts Cincinnati this weekend.
HBU is in the 8th season of being an FCS program in the Southland Conference after launching in 2013 in a developmental seven game season. The McNair Family made a three million dollar donation to the university in support of a brand new on-campus stadium in 2014.
"As we've seen with the Texans, the sport of football provides a rallying point for the whole community. We see that same dynamic taking shape at HBU and we are proud to be a part of it." Texans Founder Bob McNair said at the time.
Johnson began his career at HBU in 2016 and led the Huskies in tackles last season before making his way to the NFL.
Houston Baptist's next home game is October 9 at 6 p.m. against Northwestern State. The Texans host the New England Patriots the next day at noon.