Texans players get into the holiday spirit

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HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Texans’ winning streak is freakin’ awesome, but the kind of playing a couple of the football superstars are doing off the field is a much bigger deal.

Starting December off in the true spirit of the season, Texans’ tight end Owen Daniels’ Catching Dreams Foundation gave kids from the Texas Children’s Hospital, something to make their holidays a little brighter. Daniels partnered with Walmart to put on Operation North Pole for the second year. 100 kids and their families got $100 gift card to Walmart, a signed football and a bag of groceries with a full meal for the holidays. Daniel’s wasn’t the only Texan filling in for Santa Claus though.

Wide receiver Andre Johnson took the toys on parade, reminding 12 Houston kids in Child Protective Services of the reason for the season. Giving back and the toys! Johnson gave those 12 kiddos 1 minute, 20 seconds to run through the aisles of Toys-R-Us, grabbing as much as they could and he picked up the tab.

Johnson says this is his favorite event of the season, other than the Super Bowl of course.

For a guy all dressed in red, handing out loads of presents to kids during the holidays, we may choose to call him ‘Jolly Ole Saint Johnson’ from here on out!