54 Facts About Calvin Johnson

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Calvin Johnson played college football at Georgia Tech, where he twice received first-team All-American honors, and was selected by the Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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Calvin Johnson appeared in six consecutive Pro Bowls from 2010 to 2015 and received three consecutive first-team All-Pro selections from 2011 to 2013.

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Calvin Johnson is tied with Michael Irvin for 100-yard games in a season, tied with Adam Thielen for consecutive 100-yard games, and holds the record for consecutive games with 10 or more receptions.

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Calvin Johnson was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

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Calvin Johnson's parents stressed education in his childhood, forbidding him from playing sports if he didn't receive A's and B's in school.

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Calvin Johnson was 6 feet tall in middle school, and 6 feet 4 inches as a sophomore in high school.

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Calvin Johnson attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, and was a letterman in football and a baseball standout.

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Calvin Johnson was rated among the nation's top 10 wide receivers and top 100 players by virtually every recruiting analyst.

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Calvin Johnson was tabbed the No 4 wide receiver and No 15 player in the nation by TheInsiders.

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Calvin Johnson was rated as the best player in Georgia, No 12 in the Southeast and No 37 in the nation by Rivals.

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

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Calvin Johnson was the Yellow Jackets' leading receiver with 48 catches for 837 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns, which were Georgia Tech freshman records.

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Calvin Johnson earned first-team All-American honors for the 2005 season.

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Calvin Johnson earned All-ACC honors for the second straight year and was a semifinalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.

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Calvin Johnson led the team with 54 catches for 888 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.

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Calvin Johnson was named a team captain going into his junior season.

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Calvin Johnson was honored as the ACC Player of the Year, was a first-team All-ACC selection for the third consecutive year, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American.

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Calvin Johnson's 15 receiving touchdowns were a new Georgia Tech single-season record.

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Calvin Johnson chose the latter, as he wanted to help the less fortunate.

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20.

Calvin Johnson was selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

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21.

Calvin Johnson was said by ESPN to be able to be productive as a rookie, much like receiver Randy Moss.

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Calvin Johnson is one of only two players 6-foot-5 or taller, regardless of position, to run a 40-yard dash in under 4.

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Calvin Johnson was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round as the second pick overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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24.

The Lions, being told by the league that Calvin Johnson would have to skip the minicamp to attend, rescheduled the camp to accommodate Calvin Johnson.

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Calvin Johnson finished the 2007 season with 48 receptions for 756 yards and five total touchdowns.

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26.

In 2008, Calvin Johnson said he could "still feel" the lower-back injury that bothered him throughout his rookie season.

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27.

Calvin Johnson took five weeks off after the 2007 season and was taking part in the Lions' offseason program.

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28.

Calvin Johnson revealed that he needed Vicodin to play through the final three months of the 2007 season.

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29.

Calvin Johnson needed the medication to help him play with a bone bruise in his back.

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30.

Calvin Johnson ended the game with six receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

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However, against the Minnesota Vikings, Calvin Johnson had four receptions for 85 yards and his third touchdown of the season.

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However, Calvin Johnson missed the Pro Bowl, with most experts attributing the snub to the Lions' dismal winless season.

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33.

Calvin Johnson finished the 2009 season with 67 receptions, 984 yards, and five touchdowns, while missing two games.

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34.

However, referee Gene Steratore ruled the catch incomplete, saying that Calvin Johnson had not maintained possession of the ball through the entire process of the catch.

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35.

Calvin Johnson was ranked 27th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.

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Calvin Johnson joined Cloyce Box as the only players in franchise history to record at least 200 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the same game.

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Calvin Johnson was ranked third by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

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Calvin Johnson was named a starter for the NFC in the Pro Bowl played in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Calvin Johnson finished the season leading the league in receptions and receiving yards .

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Calvin Johnson became the only player in the Super Bowl era to average 120 yards per game in a season, when he averaged 122.

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Calvin Johnson was ranked third by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.

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42.

In Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, Calvin Johnson had six receptions for 83 yards and two touchdown receptions.

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Calvin Johnson was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl, but an injury forced him to withdraw.

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Calvin Johnson was ranked second by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.

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45.

Calvin Johnson suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of action after Week 5.

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Calvin Johnson was named to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl, the most by any Lion since Barry Sanders was named to ten consecutive Pro Bowls.

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Calvin Johnson was ranked sixth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.

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Calvin Johnson was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth consecutive year, but he declined to attend.

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Since Calvin Johnson was drafted by the Lions with the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, no player had more receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and 100-yard games than Calvin Johnson through the 2015 season.

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50.

Calvin Johnson has since proceeded with plans to launch several cannabis facilities across the state under the brand name Primitiv.

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Also in August 2019, Calvin Johnson announced a partnership with Harvard University to study the effects of cannabis on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its benefits in managing pain.

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52.

Calvin Johnson became engaged to long-time girlfriend Brittney McNorton in March 2015.

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53.

Calvin Johnson has a tattoo of the crucifixion of Jesus on his left arm and a Christian cross on his right arm.

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Calvin Johnson was part of a weekly Bible study group with other Lions players.

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