DeMeco Ryans is officially hired to be Head Coach of the Houston Texans.
The San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator was rumored to be the front runner for the job, emerged as the top candidate last week.
Ryans, a former linebacker, began his NFL career as a second-round selection by the Texans in 2006. He spent six seasons in Houston.
After six years, which included Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, a first-team All-Pro bid, and two Pro Bowls, Ryans finished his playing career with four seasons in Philadelphia.
Ryans got his coaching start in San Francisco as a defensive quality control coach in 2017 when Kyle Shanahan took over as Head Coach. Ryans worked his way to inside linebackers coach (2018-2020) before taking over as the defensive coordinator in 2021 when Robert Saleh left to become Head Coach of the New York Jets.
Houston Texans new Head Coach DeMeco Ryans. Photo courtsey of Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports