Texans-Vikings Connections

The Texans will host the Vikings for their final preseason game on Thursday. Kickoff at 6 p.m.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier both have sons who play at Rice University. Klein Kubiak is a junior wide receiver and Corey Frazier is a senior safety for the Owls.

WR Juaquin Iglesias played for the Vikings during the 2011 preseson.

WR Devin Aromashodu spent time on Houston’s practice squad in 2007; QB Sage Rosenfels played for Houston from 2006-08

LB Coach Mike Singletary (born in Houston, attended Baylor); Defensive Assistant Jeff Imamura (born in Lubbock, coached at TCU); CB Brandon Burton (Houston); WR Stephen Burton (West Texas A&M); DT Fred Evans (Texas State-San Marcos); LS Cullen Loeffler (Ingram, University of Texas); T De- Marcus Love (Dallas); RB Adrian Peterson (Palestine); QB Christian Ponder (Colleyville); DE Brian Robison (Splendora; University of Texas); S Andrew Sendejo (San Antonio); T Charlie Johnson (Sherman).

Texans OLB Brooks Reed and NT Earl Mitchell and Vikings DE D’Aundre Reed (Arizona); Texans DE Antonio Smith and Vikings T Charlie Johnson and DT Kevin Williams (Oklahoma State); Vikings DL coach Brendan Daly coached Smith at Oklahoma State. Texans ILB Brian Cushing and Vikings DE Everson Griffen, TE Rhett Ellison and T Matt Kalil (USC); Texans CB Brice McCain and Vikings FB Matt Asiata and DB Brandon Burton (Utah); Texans OLB Bryan Braman and Vikings WR Stephen Burton (West Texas A&M); Texans WR Juaquin Iglesias and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma); Iglesias also played with Vikings T Phil Loadholt at Oklahoma; Texans WR Jeff Maehl and SS Eddie Pleasant and Vikings DE Nick Reed and G Geoff Schwartz (Oregon); Texans FB James Casey and Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (Rice); Texans RB Arian Foster and Vikings LB Marvin Mitchell (Tennessee); Texans C Ben Jones and Vikings K Blair Walsh (Georgia); Texans DE Keith Browner and Vikings DE Trevor Guyton (California); Texans DE Jared Crick and Vikings CB Zackary Bowman (Nebraska); Texans DE Mitch King and Vikings DT Christian Ballard, TE Allen Reisner and LB Chad Greenway (Iowa); Vikings Offensive Coordiantor Bill Musgrave coached Texans QB Matt Schaub in college at Virginia.

Vikings CB Zack Bowman and Texans FS Danieal Manning played together in Chicago; Texans RB Justin Forsett and Vikings TE John Carlson played together in Seattle; Texans NT Shaun Cody and Vikings RB Jerome Felton played together in Detroit; Texans WR Kevin Walter and K Shayne Graham played for Cincinnati while Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier was on the coaching staff; Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips and Vikings RB Coach James Saxon coached Vikings CB Antoine Winfield in Buffalo; Phillips was also on the Denver Broncos coaching staff when Vikings OL Coach Jeff Davidson and Texans Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison played there; Davidson was coached by Texans Special Teams Coordinator Joe Marciano with the New Orleans Saints and then later coached with Marciano for the Saints; Marciano also coached with Vikings Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams in Tampa Bay; Davidson also coached Texans T Rashad Butler while with the Carolina Panthers; Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak was Vikings Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave’s QB coach on the San Francisco 49ers; Texans WR Coach Larry Kirksey and Texans TE Coach Brian Pariani also coached Musgrave in San Francisco; Texans RB Coach Chick Harris coached with Musgrave in Carolina; Kirksey also coached with Musgrave in Jacksonville; Vikings WR Coach George Stewart coached while Schaub played with the Atlanta Falcons; Stewart also coached with Kirksey in San Francisco; Texans G Wade Smith played for the Kansas City Chiefs while Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer was on the coaching staff; Dennison also coached with Priefer in Denver; Texans DB Coach Vance Joseph and Vikings LB Coach Mike Singletary coached Texans C Cody Wallace in San Francisco; when Texans QB Coach Karl Dorrell was the head coach at UCLA, Vikings Assistant WR Coach Ryan Ficken was on his coaching staff; Dorrell also coached with Saxon with the Miami Dolphins, Texans RB Justin Forsett played briefly in Indianapolis while Vikings Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams coached there; Texans G Wade Smith played for Kansas City while Vikings Assistant DL Coach Diron Reynolds coached there; Vikings C Joe Berger played for Phillips in Dallas.

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