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Texans respectful of Chargers QB Philip Rivers' skills, accomplishments

The storied career of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers began as a high school standout in Alabama.

Recruited by Texans coach Bill O'Brien when he was a Georgia Tech assistant, Rivers enrolled at North Carolina State before launching a 16-year NFL career that includes eight Pro Bowls, 55,282 passing yards, 377 touchdowns and a career 95.6 passer rating.

“Tremendous respect," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "I mean, to do it for that long – I've known Philip for a long time. When he was coming out of high school, I was at Georgia Tech, we were a part of recruiting him.