Texans hire Rice RBs coach Robbie Picazo as assistant, announce coach staff

The Texans have hired former Rice running backs coach Robbie Picazo as an offensive assistant.

Picazo coached the Owls' running backs the last two season after previously coaching the Rice quarterbacks for two seasons.

Picazo was an assistant coach for five seasons at Stanford after starting his coaching career as a student assistant.

Picazo played quarterback at Stanford and was retired Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's backup. He completed all three passes for 15 yards against San Jose State.

A former National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award recipient, Picazo was the Orange County Offensive Player of the Year. He set single-season records for completions and 33 touchdown passes and 2,754 yards.

Picazo has a bachelor's degree in management, science and engineering and he has a master's degree in psychology.

Texans coach Lovie Smith officially announced his entire coaching staff.

The Texans previously announced Pep Hamilton as offensive coordinator, and retaining Frank Ross as special teams coordinator.

They hired the following coaches: offensive assistant-quarterbacks Ted White, safeties coach Joe Danna, offensive line coach George Warhop, assistant offensive line coach Hal Hunter Jr., defensive line coach Jacques Cesaire, assistant defensive line coach Kenyon Jackson, defensive assistant Dele Harding and tight ends coach Tim Berbenich.

They promoted Ben McDaniels to passing game coordinator-receivers coach, and retained running backs coach Danny Barrett, assistant special teams coach Sean Baker, defensive assistant Ben Bolling, defensive assistant-nickels Ilir Emini, offensive assistant DeNarius McGhee and linebackers coach Miles Smith, Lovie Smith's son.

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