Face of the Houston Texans takes on the ankle of the Boston Red Sox.
- Attended University of Miami. Was voted the MVP of the 2001 National Championship game in which he had 199 yards and 2 scores. Finished his collegiate career with 1831 yards and 20 TDs. Also won a bunch of tracket championships at Miami as well.
- Picked 3rd overall by Houston in ’03. Ran a 4.32 forty yard dash at the combine. Also had a 41 inch vertical.
- Had an average rookie year, but broke out of his shell in ’04 when he had 79 catches and 1,142 yards. He was elected to his first Pro Bowl that year.
- He got hurt in ’05, and then returned in ’06 with 103 catches and 1,147 yards. He was again elected to the Pro Bowl. He missed 7 games in ’07 but still amassed 851 yards and 8 TDs. 2008 was probably his best year, in which he caught 115 balls for 1,575 yards and 8 TDs.
- His QBs have been David Carr, Sage Rosenfels, and Matt Schaub. I’m surprised he has done as well as he has.
- He’s from Anchorage, Alaska and his middle name is Montague. More importantly however, he is regarded as one of the best postseason pitchers in baseball history.
- Led his Yavapai Roughriders to the Junior College Championship in 1985. Selected in the second round of the MLB draft that year.
- Career stats: 216-146 record, 3.46 ERA, and 3116 strikeouts. He is a 6-time all-star. He led the AL in wins in ’04. Led the NL in wins in ’01, innings pitched in ’98 and ’01, and strikeouts in ’97 and ’98.
- 3-time World Series champion. (D-Backs in ’01, and Red Sox in ’04 and ’07). Was co-World Series MVP in 2001, when he went 4-0 with 3 complete games and 56 Ks. In his postseason career he is 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA, and a K:BB ratio of 120-25.
- Big online gaming fan. Has played Everquest, Everquest II, and World of Warcraft. In fact, he has become a regular on the World of Warcraft podcast.
Sorry Andre, picking Curt this time. Don’t worry though, my red Andre Johnson jersey will still be worn.