Things you need to know about Calvin Johnson

Things you need to know about Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who played his entire career for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech, where he was recognized as an All-American twice.Johnson has a rare combination of size (6 ft 5 in and 239 lb), hands, speed (40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds), strength, leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination

When did Calvin Johnson sign one of the largest Contract ever?

On March 14, 2012, Johnson signed an eight-year, US$132 million contract extension with the Lions, one of the largest sports contracts ever

What is Calvin Johnson's nick name?

His nickname "Megatron," a Transformers character, was given to him by former Lions wide receiver Roy Williams, and the name caught on with fans.

When did Johnson break Jerry Rice single season record for receiving yards

On December 22, 2012, Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yards, which had previously been 1,848, and Johnson finished the 2012 season with 1,964 yards, an average of almost 123 yards per game. In that same Saturday night game versus the Atlanta Falcons, Johnson also set the NFL records for consecutive 100-yard games (8) and consecutive games with 10 or more receptions (4). He also tied Hall of Famer Michael Irvin's record for most 100-yard games in a season with 11.

When was Calvin Johnson born?

Johnson was born to Calvin and Arica Johnson on September 29, 1985 in Newnan, Georgia.Johnson was 6 feet tall in middle school, and 6 feet 4 inches in 10th grade

What high school did he attend?

He attended Sandy Creek High School inTyrone, Georgia and was a student, a letterman in football, and a baseball standout. In football, he was a three-year starter as a wide receiver. As a sophomore, he made 34 receptions for 646 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, Johnson caught 40 passes for 736 yards and eight touchdowns. His number, 81, was retired on October 22, 2010.

Which college did Calvin Johnson attend?

Johnson attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he played for coach Chan Gailey's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team from 2004 to 2006. 

What are some of his records and Achievement in college?
College record

Georgia Tech career receiving yards – 2,927

College awards and honors

Calvin Johnson's Fred Biletnikoff Award

First-team Freshman All-American 2004
All-American 2005 and 2006
First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, 2004, 2005 and 2006
ACC Rookie of the Year, 2004
ACC Player of the Year, 2006
Four-time ACC Rookie of the Week
Biletnikoff Award, 2006
Paul Warfield Trophy, 2006
10th 2006 Heisman Vote - 43 total votes (76 rec, 1202 yds, 15.8 avg, 15 TD)

When was he selected in the NFL draft?

Johnson was selected by the Detroit Lions as the second pick overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.This is the highest a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket has ever been drafted.The Lions were expected to trade Johnson, most likely to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the team announced that they were keeping him.

When did he retire from the NFL?

On March 8, 2016, Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons.His 11,619 receiving yards rank third in a player's first nine seasons, trailing only Torry Holt (11,864) and Jerry Rice (11,776). Since Johnson was drafted by the Lions with the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, no player has more receiving yards, receiving touchdowns or 100-yard games (46) than Johnson through the 2015 season. Among those who have played in 100 career games in NFL history, no player has averaged more receiving yards per game than Johnson. Johnson's average of 86.1 receiving yards per game is 8.7 yards better than the next-closest player on that list, Holt. From 2011 to 2013, Johnson caught 302 passes for 33 touchdowns. His 5,137 receiving yards over that time are the most by any player over a three-year stretch in NFL history.

what are some of his NFL records
NFL records

Most receiving yards in a single season: 1,964 yards (2012)
First player with at least 2 receiving touchdowns in each of his team's first four games of a season (2011)
Seasons with 1,600 yards receiving (2, tied with Marvin Harrison and Torry Holt)
Most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards (8)
Most consecutive games with at least 10 receptions (4)
Most 100 receiving yard games in a single season (11, tied with Michael Irvin)
Most receiving yards in a five-game span (861 yards) 
Most receiving yards in a six-game span (962 yards) 
Fastest to 10,000 NFL receiving yards (115 games)
Fastest to 11,000 NFL receiving yards (127 games)

 

 

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