Houston Texans: All-time leaders in receiving yards

Texans Andre Johnson catches a touchdown pass (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
Texans Andre Johnson catches a touchdown pass (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images) /
5 of 6
texans news, deandre hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans News: Receiving yards – No. 2: DeAndre Hopkins

We all know who the runner-up is on the all-time Texans receiving list is, and the sad part about it is he was traded from the team too soon, and that is why he’ll never be able to be the all-time leader in Texans receiving history.

DeAndre Hopkins is one of the very best Texans players ever, no matter the position he played for the franchise. We all know the Texans news for the 2020 offseason was centered around Hopkins being traded to the Arizona Cardinals, but in happier times, the career of Nuk is something to celebrate.

In seven seasons with the Texans, Hopkins missed just two games, and neither were because of injury, rather just how the end of the season schedule and playoff seedings worked out. Hopkins totaled 632 receptions for 8,602 yards with 54 touchdowns in his 110 games (all starts) in Houston.

The Texans headline for Hopkins’ tenure was he was maybe the most spectacular receiver ever to wear a Texans uniform as he made some very exciting catches for the franchise, though some of them aren’t in the record books due to not “officially happening.”

Hopkins was a first-team All-Pro in his final three seasons in Houston (2017-19) and earned a Pro Bowl selection four times, so Hopkins left his mark with the franchise, though the end of his career will be played elsewhere.