Texans hire former Campbell WR coach Ben Bolling as defensive assistant

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The Houston Texans have hired a defensive assistant to help out with new defensive coordinator Lovie Smith.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans hired former Campbell University receivers coach Ben Bolling as a defensive assistant for the 2021 staff.

All Bolling has known is Campbell. From 2011-15, he played receiver for the Camels, catching 100 passes for 1,329 yards and eight touchdowns. Bolling then stayed around as an assistant coach, serving in various capacities from safeties coach, defensive quality control, co-special teams coordinator, assistant strength and conditioning, and even recruiting coordinator.

A Knightdale High School alumnus from Knightdale, North Carolina, Bolling left as his high school’s all-time leader in passing yards (3,557), career touchdowns (40) and career total yards (5,191). Bolling also lettered in track and field along with basketball and football.