Andre Johnson to be first member of Texans Ring of Honor

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The Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and they’ve had some star players over their first 15 seasons, but none have been deemed worthy of inaugurating the team’s Ring of Honor.

That will change this season. The Texans announced on Tuesday that Andre Johnson will be the first player so honored and that the ceremony will take place at halftime of their November 19 game against the Cardinals.

Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Texan in April to formally retire as a member of the organization. He was drafted with the third overall pick of the 2003 draft and was twice named a first-team All-Pro during his 12 years in Houston. His 1,012 receptions, 13,597 receiving yards and 64 receiving touchdowns are all franchise records.

He moved on to play for the Colts in 2015 and played eight games for the Titans last year, but those are footnotes to a career that will be remembered and celebrated for what Johnson did for the Texans.

16 responses to “Andre Johnson to be first member of Texans Ring of Honor

  1. I wish we could have put a good enough team around him to get to a superbowl. This guy played his butt off on crappy teams for a long time. A True professional both on and off the field which is rare these days. There are to many Dez Bryants and Odel Beckhams and not enough Andre Johnsons left in the leauge.

  2. Solid receiver for a very long time. All that aside, I would automatically let him into the ring of honor for beating Cortland Finegan’s face after the whistle a few years back.

  3. BattleRed99 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 11:34 AM
    So happy! I’ll be there and in my #80 in the stands at Canton too. Congrats Andre!!

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    So you think Andre will get into the HOF but not Terrell Owens?

  4. They have a ring of honor?
    They’ve been around since 2002.
    Maybe they should win a Super Bowl (or play in one) first.

  5. I kinda feel like your franchise should be around for a minimum of 25 years before you can talk about “Rings of Honor”. If, however, you pound out multiple SBs in less time, then go right ahead.

  6. collectordude says:
    Jul 18, 2017 12:05 PM
    They have a ring of honor?
    They’ve been around since 2002.
    Maybe they should win a Super Bowl (or play in one) first.
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    And when was the last time your 49ers won, 1994? And who was since added to their ring of honor? Bill Walsh, Steve Young, Jerry Rice and the team’s previous owner – all from those distant, fadied glory years. But cheer up, they’ll add Kaepernick soon.

  7. youdrivemenutseagles says:
    Jul 18, 2017 2:13 PM
    I kinda feel like your franchise should be around for a minimum of 25 years before you can talk about “Rings of Honor”. If, however, you pound out multiple SBs in less time, then go right ahead.
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    You do realize you’re an Eagles fan, right?

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