2 Texans players to serve as Rodeo parade grand marshals

Published On: Feb 09 2012 02:40:57 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 09 2012 02:00:22 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Two Houston Texans players have been named grand marshals for the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Downtown Rodeo Parade.

Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt will start the parade at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25.

"There is no better way to celebrate the kickoff of the Show than to have two of Houston’s very own star athletes leading the way," said Skip Wagner, president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Johnson is a wide receiver for the Texans.  He was drafted by the team in 2003.

Watt was a rookie on the team last season. He stepped up to lead the team after other players were injured.

"We are thrilled to have Andre and J.J. represent the Texans in the Rodeo Parade," Texans president Jamey Rootes said.  "The Rodeo has been a great partner since before we even started playing in 2002, and to have two of our stars lead the parade is truly an honor and a great way to cap off a fantastic season for us."

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