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.
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.