Andre Johnson happy to reach milestone at NRG

Andre Johnson reached 1,000 career receptions with his fourth reception in Sunday's matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Texans fans cheered as Johnson was honored with a video tribute at NRG Stadium.

"When it was coming up and people started talking about it, I always said I wanted to do it," Johnson said after the game. "You would like to do it and be the fastest person to do it, but I said it would be special to do it at home.
It was just special to do it here because we have fans that have been riding with us for a long time."

Johnson recorded 60 yards receiving with his first four catches, including a 35-yarder on the first play of the game. Johnson becomes just the 10th player in NFL history to reach the milestone, doing so with Case Keenum under center.

"He's one of the best pros I've ever been around and when you think of the pros I've been around, that's a hell of a list," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "This guy is a Hall of Fame wide receiver."

The All-Pro receiver reached 1,000 catches in just 168 games, becomes the second-fastest player to do so.

"Words can't express how happy I am for this guy and what he has done for this organization," DeAndre Hopkins said. "He deserves everything that he gets and more."

His fifth catch of the day was another career milestone for Johnson, who passed Hines Ward (1,000) for ninth on the league's all-time receptions list. Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards in the Texans 25-13 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

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