An Andre Johnson Commercial?

Trey HuguleyContributor ISeptember 14, 2009

HOUSTON - JULY 31:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans during the first day of training camp on July 31, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

So I'll admit that he isn't the most "interesting" guy in terms of camera presence and energy, but it is about time an advertiser took advantage of the star potential within Andre Johnson. 

It's honestly surprising that it has taken this long for Johnson to book a national gig like the Dick's Sporting Goods commercial that is airing in the beginning of this 2009 campaign. It's actually kind of funny and pokes fun at the fact that Johnson can catch anything that is thrown at him.

Like the original Rothlisberger shoe commercial, this spot takes place in a Dick's Sporting Goods. Rather than shoes, however, Andre Johnson is there for receiving gloves. He proceeds to show the kids in the store why as he catches footballs, hoagie sandwiches, glasses of water and anything else that is thrown at him from a ball pitcher. 

His star power outweighs the fact that he really sounds like he is reading from a cue card and lacks a little of the energy that typically keeps the attention of the viewer. BUT hey...it's Andre Johnson!!! 

It's about time somebody recognized and put him in a spot. Next up: Steve Slaton in Subway commercials!