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Calvin Johnson (American football)

Calvin Johnson (American football)
Calvin Johnson with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
NameCalvin Johnson
CaptionCalvin Johnson with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
CurrentteamDetroit Lions
Currentnumber81
CurrentpositionWide receiver
Birth DateSeptember 25, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlaceNewnan, Georgia
Heightft6
Heightin5
Weight235
Debutyear2007
DebutteamDetroit Lions
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Draftyear2007
Draftround1
Draftpick2
Pastteams * Detroit Lions (2007 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * 2006 Fred Biletnikoff Award * 2006 Paul Warfield Trophy * Other college awards and honors * 1× Pro Bowl selection (2010) * 1× Second Team All-Pro selection (2010)
Statweek3
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Receptions
Statvalue1286
Statlabel2Receiving Yards
Statvalue24,416
Statlabel3Receiving TDs
Statvalue339
Statlabel4Yards per Catch
Statvalue415.4
NflJOH088640

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Calvin Johnson, Jr. (born September 25, 1985) is an American football wide receiver 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.

Johnson has a rare combination of size, hands, speed, strength, leaping ability, body control and hand eye coordination. It is often mentioned that he is also very humble and well-mannered, and did well academically at Georgia Tech. He has been nicknamed "Megatron" by Lions coaches and fans.


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