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3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Texans History

By michael obermuller
These three are the best wide receivers in Houston Texans history.
These three are the best wide receivers in Houston Texans history. / Jason Miller/Getty Images
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The Houston Texans franchise only had its first season in 2002, so the history is brief. During that time, not too many wide receivers have stood out besides a few.

Here are the three that are currently the best in franchise history, but expect this list to evolve as time goes on.

Best Texans Wide Receivers

3. Kevin Walter (2006-12)

Kevin Walter found a home with the Texans.
Kevin Walter found a home with the Texans. / Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

A seventh-round draft pick and fighter in the NFL, Kevin Walter actually made a career for himself with Houston. 4,083 of his career 4,379 receiving yards came as a Texan, and the fan favorite currently sits fourth on the all-time receiving list behind tight end Owen Daniels. While Walter is unlikely to remain on this list forever, he deserves the honor in the time being.

2. DeAndre Hopkins (2013-19)

The Texans will miss grabs like this in 2020 and beyond.
The Texans will miss grabs like this in 2020 and beyond. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

DeAndre Hopkins might have been the favorite to finish No. 1 on this list up until he was recently traded to the Arizona Cardinals (to many's surprise) this offseason. The former Texans wide receiver is second on the all-time yardage list with 8,602, and he is currently considered one of the best players at the position in the game. D-Hop had 54 touchdowns through the air and averaged 78.2 yards per game as a Texan. He is a three-time First-Team All-Pro already, and a four-time Pro Bowler.

1. Andre Johnson (2003-14)

Johnson did more for this organization than put up numbers, he created a culture.
Johnson did more for this organization than put up numbers, he created a culture. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Drafted in the first round of the franchise's second season at No. 3 overall, Andre Johnson turned out to be one of the organization's best picks at any position. He helped turn Houston into a winner, and was a huge part of creating the Texans' culture as a franchise. First in franchise receiving yards with 13,597 off 1,012 receptions (64 receiving TDs), Johnson is the unquestioned No. 1 at this point. The seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro averaged 80.5 yards per game. He was an NFL receptions leader and receiving yards leader twice as well. Now a member of the Houston Texans Ring of Honor, Johnson was also inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.


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