Former Texas Longhorns All-American Frank Okam has been named Baylor's defensive line coach.
“Frank is a living embodiment of everything the young men in our program should want to accomplish,” Baylor coach Matt Rhule said in a released statement.
Okam coached at Rice the previous four seasons, including the last two as the Owls' defensive line coach.
Okam an All-American defensive tackle for the Longhorns before being drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2008 NFL Draft.
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He played six seasons in the NFL, including with the Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.
“Having the chance to come to a school like Baylor in the Big 12 is really exciting for myself and my career," Okam said in the release.
Okam, who attended Lake Highlands, earned his master's degree while a graduate assistant at Rice. He played on the Longhorns' 2005 National Championship team.