This past season, the Texans led the NFL in sacks with 62 and they were fourth in the league in points allowed per game. A former Capital Region star had a big hand in that high level of success.

Anthony Weaver is the one of the best football players to come out of the Capital Region. The Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks Hall of Famer went on from Section II to play at Notre Dame before seven seasons in the NFL with the Ravens, which drafted Weaver in the second round, and the Texans.

Weaver is now the man who helps two of the NFL's best pass-rushers raise the level of their games. The former captain with the Fighting Irish is the defensive line coach with the Houston Texans; working with JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Prior to his coaching gig with which he finished his playing career, Weaver was on the Jets, Bills and Browns staffs.