On the day the city of Houston officially declared as Andre Lamont Johnson Day, the Texans all-time leading receiver was immortalized at NRG Stadium.
During halftime against the Arizona Cardinals, Andre Johnson was inducted into the Texans Ring of Honor as the inaugural member. After a week of celebrations leading up to the ceremony, the Texans unveiled Johnson’s banner from the rafters of NRG Stadium.
Johnson, a first-round draft pick in 2003, was a two-time All-Pro and earned seven Pro Bowl honors during his career as a Texan. However, Johnson never imagined he would also one day be the first to be inducted into the Texans Ring of Honor.
“To be honest I never really thought about it,” Johnson said. “I just wanted to come here and play. Just do things the right way. I just wanted to be a good football player. I never said I wanted to go up in the Ring of Honor, never thought about it. I just wanted to come here and just do things the right way and just be a good football player.”
In his 12 seasons with Houston (2003-14), Johnson became the Texans all-time leading receiver with 1,012 receptions for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns. Johnson reached many career milestones as a Texan, including becoming the second-fastest player to reach both 13,000 yards and 1,000 receptions, doing so in 160 and 168 games, respectively.