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Andre Johnson
No. 80     Houston Texans
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: July 11, 1981 (1981-07-11) (age 28)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 2003 for the Houston Texans
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     587
Receiving Yards     7,948
Receiving Average     13.5
Receiving TDs     42
Stats at NFL.com

Andre Lamont Johnson (born July 11, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the Houston Texans of the NFL.

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High school career

Johnson attended Miami Senior High School, where he graduated in 1999 and was rated as one of the top prospects in the country.

College career

Johnson enrolled at the University of Miami, where he was a standout wide receiver on the Hurricanes' successful football team. He was MVP of the 2002 Rose Bowl, where quarterback Ken Dorsey connected with Johnson for 2 touchdowns and 199 yards. Johnson finished his University of Miami career catching 92 passes for 1,831 yards (19.9 avg.) and 20 touchdowns. His 1,831 receiving yards is ranked fifth on the University of Miami's all-time career list.

While at Miami, Johnson also ran for UM's track and field team. In 2002, he won the Big East 60 meter dash (6.83 seconds) at the Big East Indoor Championship and followed that up by winning the 100 meter dash (10.59 seconds) at the Big East Outdoor Championships.

Professional career

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2003 NFL Draft

The Houston Texans chose Johnson with the 3rd overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measureables[1]
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2 * 230 ** 4.41 ** x x 4.10 ** x 41" ** 10'09" ** x 14*
* represents NFL Combine **represents Miami Pro Day

Houston Texans

Johnson was the number three overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Johnson severed ties with NFL agents Michael Huegue and Jeff Moorad before hiring sports attorney Don West, Jr. to negotiate Johnson's rookie contract with the Texans.[2] Johnson was signed to a six-year $39 million dollar contract and Johnson was able to start training camp on time due to a timely contract negotiation. Johnson's rookie contract included over $13.501 million in guaranteed compensation.[3]

In Johnson's rookie season, he started and played in all 16 games, recording 66 receptions for 976 yards and 4 touchdowns. His breakout year came in 2004 when he combined with Texans QB David Carr to record 79 catches for 1,142 yards and six touchdowns and be selected to his first Pro Bowl.


In the 2005 season, however, Johnson only played 13 games due to injury and had a lackluster 63 receptions with 688 yards and 2 touchdowns. Back from injury in 2006, Johnson led the NFL in receptions with 103 for 1,147 yards and 5 TDs, on his way to the Pro Bowl, once again.

On March 3, 2007, the Texans signed Johnson to a six year extension; the deal is worth $60 million and includes $15 million in guarantees.[4]

In 2007, Johnson missed 7 games due to injury. He returned mid-season to finish with 851 receiving yards and a career-high 8 receiving touchdowns. He led the league in receiving yards per game in 2007 with 95.6. Also in 2007 it was rumored that Johnson would leave the Texans if they didn't make the playoffs. Johnson said it wasn't true and plans on retiring with the Texans

On December 14, 2008 Johnson recorded his first 200 yard game with 207 yards and 1 touchdown in the Texans 13 to 12 win over the Titans. Johnson finished the 2008 season recording career highs in receptions and receiving yards totaling 115 receptions for 1575 yards (both of which lead the league) and TD receptions with 8. This same season, Andre Johnson became the first player in NFL history to record 7 games with at least 10 receptions (Wes Welker became the 2nd in 2009).

After finishing the 2009 season with 101 catches for 1569 yards and 9 touchdowns(a new career high), Johnson joined Jerry Rice as the only two receivers in history to lead the league in receiving yards in consecutive seasons.[5]

Source: NFL.com

  Receiving Rushing
Season Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Long TD Att Yds Avg Long TD
2003 Hou 16 16 66 976 14.8 46 4 5 -10 -2.0 11 0
2004 Hou 16 16 79 1,142 14.5 54 6 4 12 3.0 14 0
2005 Hou 13 13 63 688 10.9 53 2 6 10 1.7 5 0
2006 Hou 16 16 103 1,147 11.1 53 5 3 14 4.7 18 0
2007 Hou 9 9 60 851 14.2 77 8 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 Hou 16 16 115 1,575 13.7 65 8 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 Hou 16 16 101 1,569 15.5 72 9 2 10 5.0 7 0
Career Total 102 102 587 7,946 13.5 77 42 20 36 1.8 18 0

Personal

In 2003, Johnson's rookie season, he founded the Andre Johnson Foundation for children and teens growing up in single parent homes. He also has a baby girl who was born in February.

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