Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Andre Johnson

- from the official site of the Houston Texans

PRO: One of the league’s best receivers and fastest-rising offensive stars…possesses enviable combination of speed and strength…earned a Pro Bowl berth in just his second season, the first Texans offensive player to make the trip to Honolulu…has already hauled in 145 career passes for 2,118 yards (14.6 avg.), holding Texans career marks in both categories…also has 10 career TD catches, including six last season, which tied a franchise record…has seven career 100-yard receiving games, most in club annals…has caught in pass in all 32 career games…broke his own club records in 2004 for single-season receptions (79) and receiving yards (1,129)…also set single-game team marks with 12 receptions and 170 yards versus Minnesota…dangerous in the open field, leading the NFL in yards after catch (6.1 per reception) this past season after ranking fourth in that category in 2003…exploded onto the scene as a rookie, catching 66 passes for 976 yards and four TDs…led all AFC rookies in receptions and receiving yards…finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year Award after snagging two NFL Rookie of the Week honors…originally selected by the Texans in the first round (third overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

FCA Honoring McNair

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is about to award Robert McNair (Chairman/CEO of the Houston Texans) with the President George H. W. Bush Community Impact Award. This award is given to someone who has had a beneficial impact on their surrounding society as a positive role model, retained Christian leadership, and had some level of athletic achievement.

McNair is best known for his former ownership of Cogen Electronics (sold in 1998). He formed Houston NFL Holdings in 1998 and became a great proponent in bringing the sport back to the city.

Being only the fifth person to receive this award, this must be a great honor for McNair. The award will be presented to him by President George W. Bush and his wife Mrs. Bush. Tom Landry has also been a recipient of this honor. The banquet will be held March 8th, 2005.