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Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson Jr. (born September 29, 1985) is a retired American football wide receiver who played his entire career for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League . 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. On March 14, 2012, Johnson signed an eight-year, contract extension with the Lions, one of the largest sports contracts ever. Johnson has a rare combination of size (6ft 5 in and 239lb), hands, speed (40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds), strength, leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination. His nickname „Megatron,” a Transformers character, was given to him by former Lions wide receiver Roy Williams, and the name caught on with fans. 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 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.

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