Former Texans receiver Andre Johnson will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
Johnson, a first-round pick in 2003, is the first Texans’ player to be enshrined in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, one year after former coach Gary Kubiak was inducted.
“Anytime you’re lucky enough to be voted into a Hall of Fame, it’s special,” Johnson said this week. “It shows all the hard work and dedication you put into your craft.”
Johnson also was the first player put into the Texans’ Ring of Honor at NRG Stadium.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the Texas Sports Hall of Fame,” he said. “I didn’t know much about it until last year when coach Kubiak was inducted. My phone’s been blowing up with everybody sending congratulations. They tell me how happy they are and how much I deserve it. It’s been a pretty cool experience.”
Others in the Class of 2019 are Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten, Sharpstown High School, University of Texas and Major League Baseball pitcher Greg Swindell, Texas A&M and NFL kicker Tony Franklin, Arkansas lineman Loyd Phillips, basketball star Nancy Lieberman and the late tennis legend, Maureen Connolly Brinker.