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dsc 00332 Game Notes: Texans 49ers Connections

(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

TEXANS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CALIFORNIA
NT Shaun Cody (USC, from Hacienda Heights); ILB Brian Cushing (USC);
RB Arian Foster (Mission Bay H.S. in San Diego); WR Jeff Maehl (Paradise); S
Troy Nolan (Woodland Hills); RB Coach Chick Harris (coached at Long Beach
State, 1972-73 and for the L.A. Rams from 1992-94); QB John Beck (Hayward);
RB Justin Forsett (went to California); NT Hebron Fangupo (Santa Ana); DE
Keith Browner (went to California, from Los Angeles); SS Eddie Pleasant
(Compton); TE Coach Brian Pariani was born in San Francisco and coached
at UCLA (1989) and the 49ers (1991-94); QB Coach Karl Dorrell (born in Alameda)
played wide receiver for UCLA (1982-86) and was head coach at UCLA
(2003-07); Offensive Assistant Dan Hammerschmidt was born in Pomona; Dorrell
and Hammerschmidt both went to San Diego’s Helix H.S.

49ERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO TEXAS
CB Tarell Brown (University of Texas, from Dallas); WR Michael Crabtree
(Texas Tech, from Dallas); RB Kendall Hunter (Tyler); S Colin Jones (TCU,
from Bridgeport); G Leonard Davis (University of Texas, from Wortham); DT
Tony Jerod-Eddie (Texas A&M, from DeSoto); S Colin Jones (TCU); CB Darcel
McBath (Texas Tech, from Gainesville); S Michael Thomas (from Houston);
LB Coach Jim Leavitt was born in Harlingen; Special Teams Assistant Tracy
Smith was born in Beaumont.

TEXANS WHO USED TO COACH OR PLAY FOR THE 49ERS
Head Coach Gary Kubiak (QB coach, 1994); DB Coach Vance Joseph (DB
coach from 2006-10, Assistant secondary coach in 2005), WR Coach Larry
Kirksey (WR coach, 1994-99), TE Coach Brian Pariani (offensive coaches
assistant, 1991-94); FB Moran Norris (RB, 2006-07, 2009-2011); WR Bryant
Johnson (WR, 2008); C Cody Wallace (C, 2008-09).

49ERS WHO USED TO COACH OR PLAY FOR THE TEXANS
Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio (defensive coordinator, 2002-05); Offensive
Coordinator Greg Roman (TE coach, 2002-03; QB coach, 2004-05).

TEXANS-49ERS NOTABLE COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
Texans WR Jeff Maehl, SS Eddie Pleasant, NT Ra’Shon Harris and 49ers
RB LaMichael James and DT Will Tukuafu (Oregon); Texans CB Brice Mc-
Cain and 49ers QB Alex Smith (Utah); Texans FS Troy Nolan and 49ers WR
Kyle Williams (Arizona State); Texans T Rashad Butler, WR Andre Johnson,
C Chris Myers and 49ers LB Tavares Gooden and RB Frank Gore (Miami);
Texans FS Shiloh Keo and 49ers G Mike Iupati (Idaho); Texans WR Trindon
Holliday and 49ers DT Ricky Jean-Francois (LSU); Texans CB Sherrick Mc-
Manis and 49ers G Al Netter (Northwestern); Texans DE Tim Jamison and
49ers WR Mario Manningham (Michigan); Texans CB Torri Williams and T
Nick Mondek and 49ers LB Joe Holland (Purdue); Texans RB Arian Foster
and 49ers LB Parys Haralson (Tennessee); Texas QB Matt Schaub and 49ers
LB Ahmad Brooks (Virginia); Texans K Randy Bullock and 49ers DT Tony
Jerod-Eddie (Texas A&M); Texans G Kasey Studdard and 49ers CB Tarell
Brown (University of Texas); Texans TE Garrett Graham, DE J.J. Watt and
49ers DT Patrick Butrym and QB Scott Tolzien (Wisconsin); Texans OLB
Whitney Mercilus and 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins (Illinois); Texans C Ben Jones
and 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs (Georgia); Texans G Brandon Brooks and
49ers CB Cory Nelms (Miami-Ohio); Texans WR DeVier Posey and 49ers T
Alex Boone (Ohio State); Texans WR Keshawn Martin and 49ers TE Garrett
Celek and S Trenton Robinson (Michigan State); Texans TE Logan Brock and
49ers S Colin Jones (TCU); Texans ILB Greg Williams and 49ers TE Nate
Byham (Pittsburgh);Texans WR Jerrell Jackson and 49ers LB Aldon Smith
(Missouri).

TEXANS-49ERS PRO CONNECTIONS
Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak, Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison, Offensive
Assistant Jim Ryan and TE Coach Brian Pariani coached with 49ers
Secondary Coach Ed Donatell in Denver from 1995-99; Texans RB Coach
Chick Harris and 49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio coached in Carolina
from 1995-2001); Texans Special Teams Coordinator Joe Marciano and Fangio
(New Orleans, 1986-94); Texans Assistant Head Coach/DL Bill Kollar and LB
Blake Costanzo and S Donte Whitner (Buffalo, 2006-08).

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