Andre Johnson played an exceptional 14 year NFL career as a wide receiver but will always call the Houston Texans his home. The Miami, Florida native went to Miami Senior High School. While there, he was named All-American and was a top prospects in the country. Johnson signed with his hometown team of the University of Miami. As a Hurricane, from 2000-2002, he was a BCS National Champion (2001) and completed his collegiate career catching 92 passes for 1,831 yards and 20 touchdowns (which ranks him fifth on Miami’s all-time list). Johnson was named co-MVP at the 2002 Rose Bowl against Nebraska whom they defeated. Also at Miami, Johnson competed on the track and field team where he won in 2002 the 60 meter dash at the Big East Indoor Championship and the 100 meter dash at the Big East Outdoor Championship.
Johnson was drafted 3rd in the 2003 NFL draft to the Houston Texans. His NFL accolades include 7-time Pro Bowler, 2-time First-Team All-Pro, 2-time Second-Team All-Pro, 2-time NFL receiving yards leader, and 3-time AFC receiving yards leader. Johnson is 11th all-time in receptions receptions (1,062), 10th all-time in receiving yards (14,185), and also received 70 touchdowns in his career. He is the NFL record holder for most games with 10 plus receptions in a season, most seasons with 100 plus receptions, most seasons with 100 plus receptions and 1400 plus yards, and most games with 10 plus receptions. Johnson is also the Houston Texans record holder for most career receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, receptions in a single season, receiving yards in a single season, most seasons with 100 plus receptions, and most starts. He was the first player in NFL history to record 7 games with at least 10 receptions in 2008. Johnson played for the Houston Texans from 2003 to 2014 then played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2014 and Tennessee Titans in 2016. Before completing his NFL career, Johnson signed a one-day contract on April 19, 2017 to officially retire with the team his heart lies, the Houston Texans. Johnson was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 and was the first inductee into the Texans Ring of Honor in 2017. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.