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ESPN Press Release: Andre Johnson on E:60 Series

October 28, 2010

ESPN’s E:60 Goes Deep with Texans’ Andre Johnson

ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature an in-depth profile of Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans in the episode airing Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. ET.

Johnson is considered by many as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and definitely the best wide receiver in the NFL that most fans know nothing about. Johnson is a man of few words, but now, for E:60 reporter Michael Smith and cameras, Johnson is ready to make some noise.

Johnson lost three important men in his life in just three years, including his father who was found dead from gunshot wounds in August 2002. Another of those men was his best friend, Cyril Jones, who was shot to death in December 2001. Jones left behind a son – Cyril Jr – Johnson’s godson, who is now 10 years old. Johnson has taken Cyril Jr. under his wing – even been a father figure – providing for him and often visiting Cyril Jr in his hometown, Miami. This quiet, mentor-like, fatherly relationship Johnson has with Cyril Jr resembles his role on the Texans.

A five-time pro bowler, Johnson is unquestionably the Texans’ leader, according to his teammates. Unlike many at his position around the NFL, Johnson is not boisterous or flaunting. He does not perform celebratory dances after touchdowns. Like his relationship with his godson, he leads by example.

Launched in October 2007, ESPN’s E:60 combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.

A preview clip of the Andre Johnson feature can be viewed here.

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