Andre Johnson has an emotional message as he receives a Hall of Fame door knock from Cris Carter…

Former Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Andre Johnson receives the Hall of Fame door knock from Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter.

Texans Legend Andre Johnson Reacts to Hall of Fame Nomination

In an emotional moment captured on film, Andre Johnson, a revered figure in Houston Texans history, experienced a whirlwind of feelings as he was surprised by Hall of Famer Cris Carter, donning the iconic gold jacket. This marked the culmination of a three-year anticipation, as Johnson learned he had officially secured a spot in the prestigious Hall of Fame, becoming the first Houston Texans player to achieve this honor as part of the 2024 Class. The touching scene unfolded at the residence of his agent, Kevin McGuire, in Canton, Ohio, where Carter, himself a luminary of 1990s football, awaited Johnson with open arms.

Overwhelmed by the news, Johnson struggled to find words, his emotions finally spilling over. Having been on the ballot for two preceding seasons, the realization that his wait was finally over hit him with full force. Reflecting on the momentous occasion, Johnson expressed gratitude and disbelief, acknowledging the privilege of standing alongside football legends he once competed against. Joining him in the esteemed 2024 class are luminaries such as Dwight Freeney, Randy Gradishar, Devin Hester, Steve McMichael, Julius Peppers, and Patrick Willis, all set to be officially inducted into the Hall on August 3rd, following the Hall of Fame Game on August 1st.

Drafted third overall from the University of Miami in 2003, Johnson made an indelible mark on the Texans franchise during his 14-year career, with 12 seasons spent in Houston. Emerging as the team’s premier player and a cornerstone figure since the franchise’s inception in 2002, Johnson’s statistical prowess is reflected in his standing as the Texans’ all-time leader in every major receiving category. Amassing 1,062 receptions and 14,185 receiving yards, Johnson’s legacy is firmly etched in NFL history, with his achievements ranking him 11th in receptions and receiving yards. His 70 touchdown receptions further underscore his impact on the game.

For Johnson, the distinction of being the first Texans player elected to the Hall of Fame holds profound significance. Previously honored as the inaugural inductee into the team’s Ring of Honor at NRG Stadium in 2017, Johnson now joins an elite fraternity of 378 individuals immortalized in football lore. Reflecting on the legacy he leaves behind, Johnson expressed pride in knowing that his children and grandchildren will have a tangible representation of his impact on the sport.

Viewers will have the opportunity to witness Johnson’s emotional reaction, alongside those of the six other inductees, in a special airing titled “Hall of Fame Knocks: Welcome to Canton,” scheduled for 8 p.m. CT this Saturday on NFL Network.

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