Drafted: Pick 3 of the 1st round by Houston
Positives: Outstanding athlete with that rare combination of quickness, power, size and leaping ability...Has excellent run-after-the-catch explosiveness...Has made remarkable improvement in his route running skills...Despite his size, he takes short, quick steps rather than a long stride in his initial burst off the line...Has a superb release, moving upfield with strong, powerful strides...Runs tight upfield routes and does a superb job of finding the sidelines and adjusting his body to keep his feet inbounds...Shows the sudden burst to come back for the ball...Excellent hands catcher with proper arm extension to haul the ball in away from the framework...Shows a smooth burst to get to the ball upfield and makes imprssive flexible body moves to adjust to the ball in flight...Very strong runner who can get to his top speed instantly...Will position block to seal off.
Negatives: Struggles in the class room, making his academic standing questionable...Sometimes relies too much on his natural speed, rather than setting up the defender with his moves...Has to maintain concentration on the field, as he will take his eye off the ball, at times...Gets a little sloppy late in the game on his transition cuts.
Another in a long line of game-breaking receivers to wear a Hurricane uniform, joining Michael Irvin, Randal Hill, Eddie Brown, Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne and Yatil Green as the school's All-American representatives (all were drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft)...An outstanding athlete, he is the Big East Conference's reigning champ in the 60-meter (indoor) and 100-meter (outdoor) dashes...Caught 92 passes for 1831 yards (19.9 avg) and 20 touchdowns, adding 555 yards on 27 kickoff returns (20.6 avg)...His 1831 yards rank fifth on the school's receiving career-record list...Only Lamar Thomas (23, 1989-92) and Michael Irvin (26, 1985-87) had more touchdown catches
in Miami annals.
All-American and All-Big East Conference first-team choice by The Sports Xchange... Rated the top receiver in college football by The NFL Draft Report, edging out Michigan State's Charlie Rogers for that honor...Played in eleven games at split end, coming up with 52 receptions for 1092 yards (21.0 avg) and nine touchdowns...Joined Eddie Brown (1114 yards in 1984) as the only Hurricanes to ever gain over 1000 yards receiving in a season... His nine scoring grabs rank fourth on the school's season-record list...Added 52 yards on a pair of kickoff returns (26.0 avg) and rushed once for minus 2 yards.
Florida A&M...Opened the season with 3 catches for 44 yards and a 7-yard score...Also had a 30-yard kickoff return.
Florida...Followed with 4 grabs for 56 yards and a 7-yard touchdown.
Temple...Did not play...Underwent left shoulder surgery earlier in the week to have loose particles removed.
Boston College...Returned to action, making 3 catches for 73 yards and a 33-yard score.
Connecticut...Gained 63 yards on 4 receptions.
Florida State...Grabbed 5 passes for 89 yards.
West Virginia...Snared 6 passes for 111 yards with touchdowns of 11 & 42 yards.
Rutgers...Caught 3 passes for 53 yards and a 20-yard score.
Tennessee...Added 103 yards on 5 catches.
Pittsburgh...Made 3 catches for 72 yards and a 30-yard touchdown.
Syracuse...Exploded for 181 yards on 6 catches, including a 4-yard touchdown...His 181 yards rank sixth on the school's game-record list.
Virginia Tech...Continued to standout on the gridiron, gaining a career-high 193 yards with a 49-yard touchdown on 6 receptions...Only Michael Irvin (194 vs. East Carolina in 1988), Wesley Carroll (208 vs. California in 1990) and Eddie Brown (220 vs. Boston College in 1984) gained more yards in a game for the Hurricanes.
Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)...Held by All-Big Ten cornerback Chris Gamble to 4 receptions for 54 yards.
Second-team All-Big East Conference selection by the league's coaches...Moved into the starting lineup at split end, ranking third in the Big East with an average of 18.4 yards per catch...Led the squad with 37 catches for 682 yards...Only Michael Irvin (11 in 1986) had more touchdown receptions in a season for the Hurricanes than Andre's ten scores...Had 13 kickoff returns for 254 yards (19.5 avg) and carried once for a 13-yard gain.
Penn State...Made 4 catches for 69 yards and returned a kickoff 25 yards.
Rutgers...Had a pair of receptions for 104 yards and a 40-yard touchdown.
Pittsburgh...Gained 42 yards on 4 catches with an 18-yard score and returned 2 kickoffs for 44 yards.
Troy State...Caught 3 passes for 48 yards and an 11-yard touchdown.
Florida State...Returned 4 kickoffs for 78 yards and hauled in 5 passes for 111 yards, including touchdowns of 27 & 18 yards.
West Virginia...Snared 6 passes for 92 yards and a 14-yard score.
Temple...Followed with an 11-yard touchdown grab.
Syracuse...Grabbed 4 passes for 116 yards with 22 & 31-yard touchdowns...Also had a 23-yard kickoff return.
Washington...Picked up 56 yards on 3 catches, including a 3-yard score and gained 13 yards on a reverse.
Virginia Tech...Returned 2 kickoffs for 38 yards.
Nebraska (Rose Bowl)...Torched the Husker secondary as he had 7 receptions for a school bowl-record 199 yards and touchdowns of 49 & 8 yards, adding 27 yards on a pair of kickoff returns...His 199 yards broke the old school postseason record of 141, set by Santana Moss vs. North Carolina State in the 1998 Micron PC Bowl.
Played in every game as a reserve split end, seeing most of his action on special teams... Finished with three catches for 57 yards (19.0 avg) and a touchdown...Returned 12 kick- offs for 249 yards (20.8 avg).
McNeese State...Made his collegiate debut with a 32-yard touchdown grab.
Washington...Had a season-long 37-yard kickoff return.
Redshirted as a freshman.
Won the Big East Conference indoor 60-meter title and the outdoor 100-meter dash title in 2002.
Underwent surgery to remove loose particles from his left shoulder (9/08/02), missing the Temple game.
Campus Agility Tests
4.3 in the 40-yard dash...41 1/4-inch vertical jump...10'4" broad jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
34 9 1/8 14 39 11'0"
Parade All-American selection who was rated the third-best wide receiver and 52nd-best player overall by The Sporting News as a senior at Miami Senior (Fla.) High...No. 12 on the SuperPrep National 50 list...Top-rated receiver on the PrepStar Dream Team Top 100...Also selected to the Super 30 All-SEC Region by PrepStar...Named to the Miami Herald Class 6-5A All-State first-team...No. 12 on the Sun-Sentinel national top 50 list...Dallas Morning News national top 100...Fort Worth Star-Telegram National 100...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100...Florida's top-rated receiver on the Florida Times-Union Super 75 team...Tampa Tribune Blue Chip selection...Orlando Sentinel Super Southern honorable mention team...No. 16 on the Tampa Tribune national top 100 list...No. 5 on the Tampa Tribune Florida top 50 chart...Max Emfinger National and Dixie Blue Chip...First-team All-State and All-City as a senior...Caught 31 passes for 908 yards and 15 touch-downs during his senior season...Returned 10 kickoffs for 310 yards and two scores, and four punts for 190 yards and one touchdown as a senior...Had 25 catches for 618 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...Also lettered two years in track and one year in basket-ball...Coached in football by Nigel Dann...From the same high school as former UM All-American wide receiver Eddie Brown.
Liberal Arts major...Son of Karen Johnson...Born Andre Lamont Johnson on 7/11/81... Resides in Miami, Florida.
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