JJ Watt congratulates Andre Johnson on making Pro Football Hall of Fame

On3 imageby:Wade Peery02/09/24
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JJ Watt and Andre Johnson are two of the greatest players ever to suit up for the Houston Texans. And earlier in the week, Johnson got the news that he’d officially punched his ticket into football immortality. He’ll be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall with the 2024 class.

So, it was only fitting on Friday that JJ Watt took some time to congratulate Andre Johnson on his accomplishment, both in a written post and a video.

And earlier in the day, Watt took some time to write a quick post above Johnson’s Hall of Fame graphic.

Andre Johnson put up incredible numbers

Johnson was a member of the Hurricanes’ most recent national championship team in 2001. The Houston Texans took him third overall in the 2003 NFL draft. The receiver went on to earn seven Pro Bowl appearances, twice leading the league in receiving yards (2008 and 2009). His 13,597 career receiving yards with Houston are nearly 5,000 more than second-place DeAndre Hopkins. He finished his prolific career with 1,062 catches, 14,185 receiving yards, and 70 touchdowns.

He’s a member of the 1,000 receptions club (only 14 players) and the 10,000 career receiving yards club (50 players). Once he hung up his cleats with the Houston Texans, Johnson owned nearly every franchise receiving record imaginable: career receptions (1,012), career receiving yards (13,597), career receiving touchdowns (64), receptions in a single season (115), receiving yards in a single season (1,598), seasons with 100-plus catches (five), best receiving yards per game average in a season (99.9).

In addition, Johnson also set two NFL records during his time with the Texans: most games with 10-plus receptions in a season (seven, tied with Wes Welker and Brandon Marshall).

During his time with the Miami Hurricanes, Johnson didn’t really break out until his third year. In 2002, he hauled in 52 catches for 1,092 yards and nine touchdowns. During his time there, he finished with 92 catches for 1,831 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

While in college, Johnson also ran for the Hurricanes track and field team. In 2002, he won the Big East 60-meter dash with a time of 6.81 seconds at the Big East Indoor Championships. He also won the 100-meter dash with a career-best time of 10.59 seconds at the Big East Outdoor Championships.

There’s no question he firmly cemented his status as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. And now, Johnson will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio forever.

On3’s Chandler Vessels also contributed to this article.