After 14 years in the National Football League, Andre Johnson has decided to call time on his career and hang up his cleats.
The former Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans man - who spent the majority of his career as one of the very best at his position in the entire league - has called it quits at the grand old age of 35.
The Titans announced earlier today that the veteran receiver had told them of his plans to retire, which they accepted.
"Going back to his days at the University of Miami, Andre was one of the most impressive wide receivers I've scouted," Titans GM Jon Robinson said in a statement. "He had a professional approach to the game both on and off the field and in my opinion is one of the best to have played the great game. I enjoyed getting to know and work with him in his time with our team."
"He certainly contributed to this team -- making the game-winning catch at Detroit and his daily interaction with the young wide receivers. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward in whatever endeavors he chooses."
Johnson was selected by the Houston Texans with the third overall pick in 2003 NFL Draft out of Miami, where he was a standout player and National Championship winner.
In 14 seasons in the league, Johnson racked up 1,062 catches for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns, good enough for ninth, 10th, and 33rd respectively in NFL history. He also holds basically every Texans receiving record there is.
Over the course of his career, Johnson was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, two-time First Team All-Pro, and twice led the league in receiving yards. He will be missed.
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