WATCH: Texans vs 49ers on Sunday Night Football on NBC
There are three players from Oklahoma State playing in this Sunday night’s game on NewsChannel 4.
Antonio Smith is a Defensive End for the Texans he is nicknamed “the Ninja Assassin” and played college football at OSU and went to John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City.
Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Houston Texans to replace the released Anthony Weaver.
In 2011, Smith went to his first career Pro Bowl, replacing the New England Patriots’ Andre Carter who was unable to play due to injury.
In 2013, Smith was suspended for week one after an incident in the preseason in which he removed Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito’s helmet and swung it at him.
Antonio was a significant player in his first OSU season. He started 10 of OSU’s 13 games, including the 2002 Houston Bowl.
He came to Oklahoma State from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
Perrish Cox is a corner for the San Francisco 49ers. In his true freshman year at Oklahoma State, Cox became the first Cowboy since Barry Sanders to open a season with a kickoff return for a touchdown when he went 96 yards against Missouri State.
His 595 kickoff return yards in 2006 represent the third best single-season total in OSU history.
Kendall Hunter is a running back for the 49ers. Hunter attended Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, and played for coach Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State Cowboys football team from 2007 to 2010.
Hunter was the nation’s seventh leading rusher with 119.6 yards per game, including nine 100-yard rushing games, in 2008.