Arian Foster was in his first season as a starter for Houston in 2010 when the Texans hosted the Ravens.
When Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis grabbed the running back after a play, he didn't know what to expect.
Turns out Lewis had become a fan and told Foster he loved the way he played.
Then he told him he had a "very, very bright future."
Since then the pair have become friends, though that bond will be put aside Sunday when the Ravens and Texans meet in an AFC divisional playoff game.
The 36-year-old Lewis says he likes to help out young players and he will do "whatever I can" for the 25-year-old Foster.