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: