10,000-yard milestone bittersweet for Andre Johnson
Oct/15/12 08:19 AM Filed in: Andre Johnson
Everybody knows Andre Johnson is one of the best. Now the Texans wide receiver has a big milestone to add to his resume.
Johnson surpassed 10,000 receiving yards for his career during the fourth quarter Sunday night. He became the 38th player in NFL history to do so, but he said he does not plan to celebrate.
“It’s a big accomplishment, but the way things played out (tonight) it doesn’t feel good,” he said.
It took Johnson 128 games to reach 10,000 yards. That makes him the sixth-fastest player to get to 10,000.
Johnson now has 731 receptions for 10,014 receiving yards in his career. Johnson has led the NFL in receiving yards twice and in receptions twice. In 2008, he led in both categories.
Sunday night was Johnson’s best game since the season opener against. He had eight receptions that day but had nine combined in the four games that followed. On Sunday, he had eight receptions for 75 yards.
Johnson said he has been living a dream for the last decade.
“You don’t know what you’re going to do when you get into this league,” Johnson said. “The life span of this league is four years. I’ve been fortunate to be here for 10 seasons.”