The game-making wide receiver was announced as a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 in his first year of eligibility.
The video above has some quick facts about Andre Johnson.
Johnson isn’t the only former Texan to appear as a freshman HOF semifinalist this year. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who played his final two seasons in Houston at the end of his 13-year NFL career, is also on the ballot.
Other players qualifying for the semifinals in their first year include Anquan Boldin, Devin Hester, Robert Mathis, Steve Smith and Demarcus Ware. Johnson, Wilfork and all of these players last played in the 2016 season.
Other notable semifinalists include Steve Tasker and Eddie George, who played with the Oilers in Houston. George is a semifinalist for the first time, but has been eligible for the venue since 2009.
So far, only Ed Reed is a former Texan player who has been inducted into the venue.
What happens now? The 26 semifinalists will be reduced to 15 finalists. From there, the venue’s 49-strong selection committee selects the 2022 class ahead of the Super Bowl LVI set for next February.
Registration for this class is scheduled for next August.
A who’s who list of players hoping to make it to the venue can be found at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Website.
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