Houston Texans: All-time leaders in receiving yards

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Houston Texans News: Receiving yards – No. 1: Andre Johnson

One of the Top 2 greatest players to ever wear a Houston Texans uniform, and undoubtedly the greatest wide receiver and offensive player in franchise history, Andre Johnson sits at the top of the Texans all-time receiving yards list after he spent 12 seasons with the team.

Twice Johnson led the league in receiving yards with 1,575 yards in 2008 and 1,569 yards in 2009. He also led the NFL in reception in 2006 with 103 and in 2008 with 115. Johnson was also the league leader in receiving yards per game three times with 94.6 ypg. in 2007, 98.1 ypg. in ’09 and 93.5 ypg. in ’10.

In all, Johnson totaled 13,597 yards in the regular season during his time with the Texans, while also collecting 1,012 receptions, and he was targeted 1,640 times in 169 career games (all starts) with the Texans from 2003-14.

Johnson also finished with 64 touchdowns and averaged 13.4 yards per reception as a member of the Texans. When Johnson was with the Texans, everyone had the confidence something great was going to happen, and usually it did. In 10 of his 12 seasons with Houston, Johnson was targeted over 100 times in each of those seasons. In five seasons, he had no fewer than 100 receptions.

Also in 10 of his 12 seasons with the Texans, Andre Johnson played in at least 13 of the scheduled 16 games. All in all, it is easy to see why Johnson is the all-time leader in receiving yards (and the holder of many Texans receiving records) in team history.

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There may never be another Texans wide receiver who reaches the numbers of Johnson — who is also the only player currently in the Texans Ring of Honor — during their Texans career, as the standard he set might just be unreachable for all future players.