Former Texan Andre Johnson announces his retirement from football

Official Houston Texans Fan Reporter
Official Houston Texans Fan Reporter

By Brittney Boyd @thebrittney12

Half way through the 2016 season, Tennessee Titans receiver and former Houston Texan, Andre Johnson announced his retirement.

He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and holds every single record for the receiver position as a Texan.

Including receptions (1,012), yardage (13,597), touchdowns (64) and yards per game (80.5).

In 2003, Johnson was drafted in the first round with the third overall pick by the Houston Texans.

He played 12 seasons in Houston and  signed a three year deal with the Indianapolis Colts but was released after only playing one season.

In the off season, the Titans signed Johnson to a two year deal. This season Andre had nine catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensive end Antonio Smith played five seasons with Johnson. “He set the bar high,” Smith said. “He’s one of the most dynamic players to play that position. “No matter what our record was he beat double coverage and put up big numbers. He was a big-play receiver, a quiet leader who let his play on the field speak for him.”

DeAndre Hopkins said Andre Johnson meant a lot to him. “He basically groomed me my first couple years I was here,” Hopkins said.

Johnson is 10th all-time in receiving yardage (14,185).

  • 193 Games
  • 1,062 Receptions
  • 14,185 Receiving Yards
  • 70 Touchdowns
  • 7x Pro Bowler

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