By Matt Hammond
Andre Johnson listens for the stories.
That’s what draws the Houston Texans wideout to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremonies, held this weekend in Canton, Ohio: the speeches, and a chance for a player striving for greatness to hear from those who came before him.
“You like to hear stuff like that,” Johnson said after Sunday’s training camp session.
“You get to learn a lot about guys that you watched play growing up.”
Of course, after 11 NFL seasons, seven Pro Bowl bids and two All-Pro teams made, with a few more seasons like his last two — Johnson’s 3,005 receiving yards since 2012 rank second in the NFL — Johnson could one day take the podium to tell his own tale.
It will great to say "I saw him play" when Andre Johnson enters the Hall of Fame some day. #Texans
— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) August 3, 2014
Should Johnson overcome the business of the game and the miles on his odometer, he should one day join in Canton former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed, who was enshrined this weekend to Johnson’s delight.
“I was happy to see Andre get in finally,” he said. “I think he really deserved it. So it was great to see him get in.”
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