Tuesday will officially serve as Andre Johnson Day in the city of Houston, according to an initial report from James Palmer of NFL Network. This will begin a week that leads up to Johnson’s induction into the Houston Texans’ Ring of Honor this Sunday.
Johnson, who retired after the 2016-17 campaign, spent 12 of his 14 NFL seasons with the Texans.
On Sunday, Andre Johnson becomes the first member of the #Texans Ring of Honor.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 13, 2017
The wide receiver, who played his collegiate football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by Houston with the third overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft. Johnson made an immediate impact during his rookie campaign, catching 66 passes for 976 yards and four touchdowns. He then proceeded to make the Pro Bowl during his second season after hauling in 79 receptions for 1,142 yards and six scores. That would mark the first of seven career Pro Bowl appearances for Johnson.
In 2006-07, Johnson led the league with 103 receptions and racked up 1,147 yards while reaching the end zone five times, resulting in his second trip to the Pro Bowl. However, the best stretch of Johnson’s career came in 2008-09 and 2009-10, when he was named a first-team All-Pro selection in back-to-back years after pacing the NFL in receiving yards both seasons.
In the former year, Johnson totaled 1,575 yards and eight touchdowns and also led the league with 115 catches. Then, in 2009-10, the Miami native accumulated 1,569 yards and a career-high nine scores off 101 grabs.
He played with the Texans through the 2014-15 campaign and then signed with the Indianapolis Colts via free agency that offseason. He spent one year with the Colts before ending his career with the Tennessee Titans last season.