Who Are the Top 10 Houston Texans of the Decade?
5. Andre Johnson
(2010-2014): 67 games played, 425 catches, 5649 yards, 22 TDs
Andre Johnson is the greatest Texans of all time.
Johnson is one of, if not the best receiver in the league for most of the 2000s, a man of very few words, but winner of every fight he was challenged to on the field. The impact that Johnson had on the Houston Texans franchise cannot be understated, as he was the first franchise player in team history.
Drafted third overall in 2003, Johnson was never one to score double-digit touchdowns in a season, but led the league in receiving yards numerous times. His prime years were definitely between 2004 and 2009, but his importance as a role model loomed just as large.
Without Andre, DeAndre Hopkins would not be the player that he is today. Some of his more memorable moments include beating down CB Cortland Finnegan and getting a standing ovation as he was ejected, and scoring a walk-off 48-yard touchdown in a 273-yard performance.
When Johnson finally advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 2011-12, he capitalized with a 40-yard reception for a score from T.J. Yates. Through every up and down quarterback situation he experienced, Johnson was the perfect Texan you could have asked for.