Biography

Andre Lamont Johnson was born July 11, 1981. Johnson attended Miami Senior High School, where he graduated in 1999 and was rated as one of the top prospects in the country. Johnson enrolled at University of Miami,where he was a standout wide receiver on the Hurricanes’ dominant football team. 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.

Drafted by the Texans third overall in the 2003 NFL Draft, Johnson is second all-time in NFL history in receiving yards per game (80.4), trailing only Calvin Johnson (83.0), and holds nearly every Texans receiving record.

In 2003, Johnson’s rookie season, he founded the Andre Johnson Foundation for children and teens growing up in single-parent homes. He has a daughter that was born in February, 2010.

PERSONAL:

  • Lives in Houston
  • Parade All-America selection as a senior at Miami (Fla.) Senior High School where he caught 31 passes for 908 yards and 15 touchdowns his senior season for the Stingarees
  • Also lettered in track and basketball
  • Served as Grand Marshal of the 2012 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show Downtown Parade

Stats and Achievements

  • Pro Bowl selection (2005, 2007, 2009-11, 2013)
  • Associated Press All-Pro First-Team (2008, 2009)
  • NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • Pro Football Weekly First-Team All-Pro (2008, 2009)
  • Sporting News All-Pro (2010)
  • SportsIllustrated.com All-Pro (2008)
  • ESPN.com All-Pro (2008)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2010; Week 4, 2006)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Month (October, 2008)
  • NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 4, 2003; Week 10, 2003)
  • Touchdown Club Player of the Year (2004, 2006)
  • Houston Texans Team MVP (2006, 2008, 2009)

CAREER:

  • The Texans’ all-time leading receiver with 706 receptions for 9,656 yards and 52 touchdowns in nine seasons
  • Led the NFL in receptions in 2006 with 103 and again in 2008 with a career-high 115
  • Led the NFL in receiving yards in 2008 with 1,575 and again in 2009 with 1,569
  • Joined Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1989-90, 1993-95) as the only players in modern NFL history to lead the League in back-to-back years
  • Joined Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis, 2001-02) as the only receivers to surpass 1,500 yards in consecutive years
  • Became the second-fastest player to reach 700 catches in NFL history, doing so in his 120th career game, trailing only Marvin Harrison who reached the mark in 114 games
  • Is one of eight active NFL players to have 9,000-plus receiving yards
  • Has 38 career 100-yard games
  • Has more starts than anyone else in franchise history (122)
  • Ranks 34th all-time in receptions and 39th in receiving yards

2011 (Houston 7/7):

  • Named a team captain for 2011 and finished with 33 receptions for 492 yards and two touchdowns
  • Inactive for nine games due to hamstring injuries
  • Led all Texans receivers with seven reception for 95 yards and a touchdown vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
  • Caught seven passes for 93 yards including a 23-yard fourth quarter touchdown to put the game out of reach at Miami (9/18)
  • Posted his 38th career 100-yard receiving performance with seven receptions for 128 yards at New Orleans (9/25)
  • Caught four passes for 36 yards before leaving with a hamstring injury vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
  • Returned to the lineup and caught two passes for 22 yards including the 700th of his career on an 8-yard reception in the third quarter at Jacksonville (11/27)
  • Led all Texans receivers with four receptions for 97 yards before leaving the game due to a hamstring injury vs. Atlanta (12/4)
  • Returned to action in the season finale, catching two passes for 21 yards vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
  • Made his postseason debut after having more career receptions (706) and receiving yards (9,656) than any player in NFL history to have not played in the playoffs
  • Caught five passes for a game-high 90 yards and a 40-yard touchdown in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
  • Recorded eight receptions for 111 yards in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)
  • Finished the postseason with 13 receptions for 201 yards and a touchdown

2010 (Houston 13/13):

  • Led the team in receiving with 12 receptions for 158 yards and a crucial fourth-quarter touchdown at Washington (9/19)
  • Led the offense with five receptions for 95 yards including a long of 48-yard vs. the New York Giants (10/10)
  • Caught eight passes for 138 yards and the game-winning touchdown vs. Kansas City (10/17)
  • Caught seven passes for 106 yards and a touchdown at Indianapolis (11/1)
  • Led Texans receivers with nine receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown at Jacksonville (11/14)
  • Became the first player in NFL history to catch 60 passes in each of his first eight seasons when he caught nine passes for 56 yards and a touchdown vs. Tennessee (11/28)
  • Led Texans receivers with six receptions for 149 yards at Philadelphia (12/2)
  • Caught nine passes for his second straight 140-yard game and scored two touchdowns vs. Baltimore (12/13)
  • Caught the 50th touchdown of his career as one of his six receptions resulting in a total of 58 yards at Tennessee (12/19)

2009 (Houston 16/16):

  • Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and led the NFL with 1,569 receiving yards on 101 receptions while also scoring a career-high nine touchdowns
  • Registered his third career 100-catch season and his fourth 1,000-yard season
  • Caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown for the AFC in the Pro Bowl
  • Tied a career high with two touchdown receptions and caught 10 passes for 149 yards at Tennessee (9/20) including the 500th reception of his career, making him the second-fastest player to reach 500 receptions
  • Made eight receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona (10/11)
  • Had his second consecutive 100-yard game as he made eight receptions for 135 yards at Cincinnati (10/18)
  • Made four catches for a team-leading 78 yards and a touchdown vs. Tennessee (11/23)
  • Caught seven passes for 99 yards and his sixth touchdown of the season at Jacksonville (12/6)
  • Caught 11 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns vs. Seattle (12/13), including a 64-yard touchdown reception on the game’s very first play
  • Caught nine passes for 196 yards at St. Louis (12/20) becoming only the second player in NFL history to have back-to-back 190-yard games
  • Became only the second player in NFL history to have back-to-back seasons with 1,500 yards receiving when he caught five passes for 71 yards and a career high ninth touchdown of the season at Miami (12/27)

2008 (Houston 16/16):

  • Lead the league in both receptions (115) and yards (1,575)
  • His 115 receptions were the third-most in the NFL since 2000
  • Caught 10-or-more passes in seven games, the most by a receiver in a single season in NFL history and recorded eight 100-yard games
  • Topped 100 receiving yards in four consecutive games in the month of October while catching 10 or more passes in four straight games for the first time in his career
  • 41 catches in October were the second-most by an NFL receiver in that month since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970
  • Caught 10 passes for 112 yards at Pittsburgh (9/7), marking his third straight season opener with 100 yards
  • Caught 10 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown vs. Miami (10/12), including the 400th reception of his career on a 4-yard gain in the second quarter
  • Posted his third consecutive 100-yard game and fourth of the season vs. Detroit (10/19) with 141 yards on 11 catches
  • Recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard game and fifth of the season vs. Cincinnati (10/26) with 11 receptions for 143 yards
  • Caught 10 passes for 116 yards at Cleveland (11/23)
  • Surpassed Domanick Williams for first place in franchise history in career touchdowns with his 29th while making seven receptions for 75 yards vs. Jacksonville (12/1)
  • Topped 6,000 career receiving yards with an 11-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter at Green Bay (12/7)
  • Finished with 11 receptions for a franchise-record 207 receiving yards vs. Tennessee (12/14)
  • Caught 10 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns vs. Chicago (12/28)

2007 (Houston 9/9):

  • Saw action in nine games, missing seven games with a knee injury
  • Amassed 60 receptions for 851 yards and eight touchdowns for the season
  • Had a career-long 77-yard touchdown catch in the opener vs. Kansas City (9/9)
  • Registered seven receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns at Carolina (9/16)
  • Inactive the next seven games with a knee injury
  • Returned to action and recorded six receptions for 120 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown catch vs. New Orleans (11/18)
  • Recorded his fourth 100-yard game of the season with nine receptions for 116 yards and a 28-yard touchdown catch at Tennessee (12/2)
  • Caught his seventh touchdown of the season, along with six receptions for 86 yards vs. Denver (12/13)
  • Had seven catches for 74 yards and his eighth touchdown of the season at Indianapolis (12/23)

2006 (Houston 16/16):

  • Started all 16 games and led the League with 103 receptions for 1,147 yards
  • Tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches
  • His 65 catches in the first eight games of the season ranked third-most in NFL history
  • Caught six passes for 101 yards vs. Philadelphia (9/10)
  • Had season-highs of 11 receptions for 152 yards and his 53-yard reception in the first quarter set up Houston’s first score vs. Washington (9/24)
  • Earned AFC Player of the Week honors with a nine catch, 101-yard performance vs. Miami (10/1)
  • Made a 17-yard reception inside the last two minutes to set up Kris Brown’s 48-yard field goal as time expired to give Houston the 27-24 win vs. Indianapolis (12/24)

2005 (Houston 13/13):

  • Started 13 games, missing three with a nagging calf injury that plagued him all season
  • Made 63 catches for 688 yards and two touchdowns
  • Was inactive due to injury at Seattle (10/16), vs. Indianapolis (10/23) and vs. Cleveland (10/30)
  • Set season-highs with nine catches for 91 yards to lead the Texans in his first game back from a calf injury at Jacksonville (11/6)
  • Matched a single-game high 12 receptions for a season-high 159 yards and one score vs. St. Louis (11/27)
  • Caught seven passes for 119 yards, including a season-long 53-yard touchdown catch vs. Jacksonville (12/24)

2004 (Houston 16/16):

  • Started all 16 games, leading club in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,142), touchdown receptions (six) and four 100-yard receiving games, breaking his own record (three, 2003)
  • Selected to his first Pro Bowl
  • Second-youngest member of AFC Pro Bowl squad (LB Terrell Suggs, Ravens) and youngest AFC offensive selection
  • Paced team with six catches for 115 yards and a score, helping Texans win consecutive games for the first time vs. Oakland (10/3)
  • Set team and personal marks with 12 catches for 170 yards and also made two touchdown receptions vs. Minnesota (10/10)
  • Hauled in six passes for 107 yards including a 49-yarder vs. Green Bay (11/21)
  • Posted seven receptions for 125 yards at the New York Jets (12/5), becoming the first Texans receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season
  • Had four catches for 46 yards and one touchdown in win at Jacksonville (12/26)

2003 (Houston 16/16):

  • Started all 16 games, recording at least one catch in each contest
  • Led the Texans with 66 catches for 976 yards (14.8 avg.) and four touchdowns
  • Named NFL Rookie of the Week twice after his performances in Week 4 and Week 11
  • Made NFL debut in season-opening win at Miami (9/7), snagging a team-high six receptions for 76 yards
  • Caught a game-high seven passes for 102 yards and scored first two career touchdowns, tying the club’s single-game record vs. Kansas City (9/21)
  • Made four receptions for a season-best 122 yards (30.5 avg.) in win at Buffalo (11/16)
  • Posted his third 100-yard receiving game of the season when he caught five balls for a game-high 108 yards vs. Tennessee (12/21)

COLLEGE:

  • Amassed 92 receptions for 1,831 yards (19.9 avg.) and 20 touchdowns in three seasons at Miami (Fla.) ranking fifth on the school’s all-time receiving yards list
  • Added 11 receptions for 253 yards and two touchdowns in two bowl games
  • Only Michael Irvin (26) and Lamar Thomas (23) had more career touchdown grabs
  • Earned first-team All-Big East honors and third-team AP All-America honors as a sophomore
  • Became just the second Hurricane player to crack the single-season 1,000-yard receiving barrier (Eddie Brown, 1,114 yards, 1984)
  • Helped Miami win first national title in 10 years as a sophomore, catching 37 passes for 682 yards (18.4 avg.) and career-best 10 touchdowns
  • 2002 Rose Bowl Co-Player of the Game when he caught seven passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns
  • Also an elite collegiate sprinter, winning 2002 Big East Conference titles in the indoor 60 meter and outdoor 100 meter
  • Majored in liberal arts