Texans WR Johnson picks up $17K tab for needy kids

Some speedy children in Houston have received more than $17,000

worth of toys and other Christmas gifts thanks to Texans wide

receiver Andre Johnson.

A dozen at-risk youngsters on Tuesday had 80 seconds to dash

through a toy store and grab what they could – to be paid for by

Johnson. His jersey is No. 80.

Some of the NFL team’s cheerleaders helped the needy children

push shopping baskets that quickly filled with dolls, electronic

toys, iPads and other holiday treats. Each child also received an

entertainment game system.

The tab topped $17,300.

Johnson, who for a seventh year hosted the charity event, says

it’s fun for the children and for him, too.

The Texans on Sunday visit the Colts.