This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Andre Johnson

Houston Texans, Sound FX, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Houston’s franchise receiver, Andre Johnson, was born on this date in 1981.  Johnson has been to 5 Pro Bowls and is universally considered one of the best receivers in the game today.  An injury-plagued 2011 season led to the worst season totals of his career–ironically, in a year that the Texans finally emerged as a playoff team.  Now, Johnson is healthy and ready for another playoff opportunity.

To celebrate number 80′s birthday, here’s a look back at his hard-nosed dominance as showcased in this 2010 wire originally presented on SoundFX:

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