Houston picked Andre third overall in 2003 and he spent 12 seasons with the Texans. He’ll now be forever enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
The third time proved to be the charm for No. 80, who was a finalist for the honor three years in a row. The vote was announced during NFL Honors Thursday.
Johnson spent 12 seasons with the Texans. He still holds several of the team’s records, including being the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and 100-yard games.
After the Texans, Johnson went on to play for Tennessee and Indianapolis. Houston signed him to a one-day contract to allow him to retire as a Texan.
Johnson became the first player to spend the bulk of his career with the Texans to make the Hall of Fame.
A first-round pick in Houston’s second season in 2003, Johnson led the league in receiving yards twice, was a two-time All-Pro and had seven 1,000-yard seasons despite spending most of his career without an elite quarterback.
The only other Hall of Famer who played for the Texans was Ed Reed, who spent part of his final season in Houston.
Johnson is one of three members of the Houston Texans Ring of Honor. The other two are JJ Watt and the team’s late owner, Bob McNair.