Tom Hilger will stay with his son, Thomas, on his family farm in Texas.
Hilger, a longtime member of the Texans football family, is retiring from the NFL after the 2016 season.
Higgins, who will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame next week, said in a statement that he was honored to be selected to be a member of Thomas’ Hall of Famer family.
“As a family, we want to thank our fans, the Texans organization and all of the fans in the area who have supported Tom over the past 14 seasons,” he said.
“As I enter this process, I’m excited to have a great opportunity to serve this great organization and the fans that have supported him.
We look forward to working together with Tom and our entire family as we continue our journey to become one of the great teams in the NFL.”