The Houston Texans hired Jeff Zgonina as their new assistant defensive line coach on Wednesday.
Zgonina, 42, spent 17 seasons playing defensive tackle in the NFL for eight different teams.
Selected in the seventh round (No. 185 overall) out of Purdue by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Zgonina quickly became an NFL journeyman, spending a season with the Carolina Panthers (1995), Atlanta Falcons (1996), St. Louis Rams (1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998) after his first two years in the league with the Steelers.
He rejoined the Rams before the turn of the century and played four seasons in St. Louis (1999-2002) before spending four years with the Miami Dolphins (2003-06) and his last three seasons with the Houston Texans (2007-09).
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Zgonina has been living in Chicago and working at a family print company since his final season in Houston. The 6-2, 285-pound former defensive tackle told Nick Scurfield of the team’s website that he’s kept in touch with Texans he...