The past 48 hours for Sugar Land native and Clements High School alum Elliot Coffey have been a life-changing experience.
"Just like that the tables turned, complete 180 and an exciting one at that," Coffey told KPRC Local 2 Sports Tuesday after his first practice.
On Sunday, Coffey was on his shift at an Enterprise rental car facility in Sugar Land when his cell phone rang three times. It was big news from his agent.
"I talked to him. And then went back inside and said, 'Y'all are my boys, but I've gotta go,'" Coffey said jokingly.
Coffey was cleaning a rental car out at the time, but he didn't wait around to finish.
He is a former star at Baylor, graduating in 2011, but the NFL dream has never wavered.
"It's definitely an itch that sits with you," he said.
Now he's got a shot with the Texans, sporting a No. 62 jersey. The linebacker hopes to also excel on specials teams and win a job.
"It's been a hard year, go out there, hopefully they like me," said Coffey. "I want to show them I'm the best man for this job."
On Tuesday, we caught up with his father Ken, who won a Super Bowl in the early 80's with the Washington Redskins.
"I know he'll do his best and I believe it will be enough," said Ken Coffey. "But either way we'll be proud of him."