Honoree: Andre Johnson

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is entering his sixth season in the NFL. The former first-round pick from Miami-Fla. has established himself as one of the most dangerous big-play threats in the NFL.

Over his career with the Texans, Johnson has been involved in the following off-the-field activities:

» In 2005, Andre hosted the First Annual Andre Johnson Foundation Celebrity Weekend, where he invited several NFL players to participate in events to help raise over $10,000 for I Have a Dream - Houston
» In 2006, Johnson hosted the 2nd Annual Andre Johnson Foundation Celebrity Weekend to benefit the Houston Area Women's Center
» In 2007, Andre teamed up with H-E-B, the Houston Food Bank and LB DeMeco Ryans to tackle hunger during the Thanksgiving holidays by distributing groceries for Thanksgiving Dinner, including turkeys and fixings, to over 200 pre-selected families in the Third Ward area in Houston
» During the Christmas holiday, Andre teamed up with the Child Protective Services Agency and invited 12 youth to go shopping at Toys 'R' Us. The kids had 80 seconds to run through the store with their baskets and grab as many toys as possible before making it across the finish line
» Created an academic recognition program to honor students who excel academically year-long by adopting Bastian Elementary School in Houston
» United Way - Alex de Tocqueville member since 2003

Community Honors

2003: Foley's Player of the Year
2004: Foley's Player of the Year
2004: Voted Best Texans Player On and Off the Field
2004: Donated 500,000 Continental air miles to The Ronald McDonald House
2006: Voted Best Texans Player On and Off the Field
2006: Donated 500,000 Continental air miles to Shriners Hospital for Children

Personal Foundation

In 2003, The Andre Johnson Foundation was founded as a way to give back to the community and to showcase the positive lifestyles and contribution of professional athletes. The foundation is committed to empowering and developing youth from single-parent homes, into responsible and educated citizens. Johnson wants to convey to all youth that no matter what your circumstances are, if you work hard, you can achieve your goals. He seeks to encourage today's youth to reach their full potential in both athletic and academic pursuits.

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