WR Andre Johnson becomes first Houston Texan inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will be the first Texan to be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Johnson was the Texans’ 2003 first-round pick and is the first player in franchise history to be inducted into the Ring of Honor.
He was arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL from 2003 to 2013, thrown into the mix with the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson. In his 14-year career in his time with the Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans, Johnson caught 1,062 passes for 14,185 receiving yards and 70 touchdowns.
His career receptions and receiving yards rank 11th all-time in NFL history in their respective categories. In his prime, he could not be stopped. He was a physical receiver with speed who was a vertical threat and a solid blocker.
He used every inch of his 6-3, 225-pound frame to his advantage; almost no one could stop him.
Gary Kubiak was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 because of the success he had as the Texans’ head coach from 2006 to 2013.
Here’s what he had to say about Andre Johnson to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:
“Andre is as great a player as I’ve ever coached,” Kubiak said. “He’s the greatest worker I’ve ever been around. He was such an unselfish player, a true team player. I’m so happy he’s going into the Hall of Fame because it’s such an honor.”
His dominance will always be remembered. He has been inducted to the Texans’ Ring of Honor and now the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The next step for him is the NFL Hall of Fame, which is very likely for him.