CJ Stroud and Chris Olave are more accustomed to being teammates than opponents. However, that’s the role the former Ohio State stars found themselves in during Week 6 in the NFL.

Olave — a second-year wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints — traveled to take on CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans. Stroud is in his rookie season and is Houston’s starting QB.

Both players shined during the game, including Olave finishing with game-high numbers in receiving. He went for 7 catches and 96 yards against the Texans but was held out of the end zone.


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As for Stroud, he had the worst performance of his young career and completed just 48.2% of his passes and threw his first interception. Stroud did throw for 2 touchdowns and 199 yards as the Texans secured a 20-13 win.

After the game, the former Buckeyes exchanged jerseys with autographs included in a cool moment for the former teammates:

While Stroud was on Ohio State’s team in 2020 and redshirted, he played just one season as Olave’s QB. That came in 2021 when Olave put the finishing touches on a record-setting career with 65 catches for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns. Olave was actually Ohio State’s third-leading receiver that year but led the team in touchdown catches.

Now, both players are shining in their respective roles to begin their NFL careers.