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Andre Johnson announced as first inductee of Texans Ring of Honor

The Houston Texans on Tuesday revealed the first member of its Ring of Honor when Andre Johnson is enshrined during a halftime ceremony at a Nov. 19 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Via a press release on the Texans’ official site:

Coinciding with the Homecoming Game presented by Palais Royal on Sunday, Nov. 19 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Texans will induct Andre Johnson as the inaugural member of the team’s Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony. The former Texans receiver, who spent 12 seasons with the team, signed a one-day contract on Wednesday, April 19 to officially retire as a member of the Texans. Johnson earned seven Pro Bowl berths with Houston and remains the team’s all-time leader in receptions (1,012), receiving yards (13,597) and receiving touchdowns (64).

Johnson, following his 12 seasons with the Texans after being taken with the third-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, spent a season each with the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. As noted in the release, Johnson officially retired as a Texan.

Johnson arguably is the most deserving Texans player who merits being first enshrined in the team’s Ring of Honor. His stats of course speak for themselves, but Johnson easily is the most recognizable and talented player in the franchise’s 15-year history who has since hung up his helmet for good.

[Pro Football Talk]