*Texans safety Ed Reed was born in St. Rose and prepped at Destrehan High School where he is in the school’s Hall of Fame.
*Texans cornerback Elbert Mack played for the Saints during the 2012 season.
*Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, center Chris Myers and Reed were teammates with
*Texans defensive backs coach Vance Joseph is a native of Marrero.
*Perry Carter, Texans assistant defensive backs coach, is a McComb, Miss., native and played at Southern Mississippi from 1990-93.
*Texans director of player personnel Brian Gardner is a New Orleans native who played at Nicholls State.
*Texans special teams coordinator Joe Marciano coached special teams and tight ends for the Saints from 1986-95. Marciano also coached Saints director of player development Fred McAfee in New Orleans from 1991-93 and in Tampa Bay in 1999.
*Saints defensive assistant/linebackers coach Brian Young played for the Texans assistant head coach/defensive coach Bill Kollar in St. Louis from 2001-03.
*Joe Vitt, Saints assistant head coach/linebackers, Kollar and Texans offensive line coach John Benton all coached for the Rams from 2004-05.
*Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was the defensive coordinator of the Saints from 1981-85 and served as head coach for the final four games of the 1985 season.
*Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and Phillips served on the same coaching staff with the Chargers from 2004-05.
*Bill Johnson, Saints defensive line coach, and Phillips served on the same coaching staff in Atlanta from 2002-03.
*Johnson and Texans offensive line coach Jim Ryan were both on the defensive coaching staff in Denver from 2007-08.
*Texans director of player development Sean Washington played defensive back for the Saints in 1994.