With some moving pieces on the Houston Texans' coaching staff, Anthony Weaver is moving up. The former star at Saratoga Springs High School joined the Texans staff in 2016 as the defensive line coach and now he's taking over as defensive coordinator.

Romeo Crennel's contract is running out and according to reports, the veteran coach won't be retained at the DC position, but could stay with the organization in an advisory role. That opened the door for Weaver who brings his own impressive coaching resume to the top defensive spot. After his seven year NFL career, Weaver has coached with the Jets, Bills and Browns before arriving in Houston.

Coming out of Saratoga Springs High School, Weaver played at Notre Dame where he was the team MVP in 2001. From the Fighting Irish, Weaver was drafted in the second round by the Baltimore Ravens where he played four seasons followed by three with the Texans.