Calvin Johnson : American Football

Calvin Johnson, Jr. (born September 29, 1985) is a massive wide receiver for the Detroit Lions with fiery speed and game-breaking capabilities making him one of the most leading players of the NFL. In college, he played for Georgia Tech and was recognized an All-American twice. Johnson was selected with the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Lions and signed an eight-year, $312 million contract extension in 2012, making it one of the largest sports contracts in history.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Some of his NFL records include the most receiving yards (1,964 yards) in a single season, the most receptions in a single calendar month (49 receptions), the first player with at least 2 receiving touchdowns in each of his team’s first four games of a season (2011), most receiving yards (329 yards) in a four-quarter game in NFL history and most receiving yards (861 yards) in a five game span.
Calvin Johnson was ranked #2 in the Top 100 Players of 2014, #3 in 2012 and 2013.

Why Is He So Good?

Nicknamed “Megatron” after the powerful evil robot leader from the Transformers, Johnson has a rare size combination—a massive size for a wide receiver, he stands 6’5” and weighs 239 lbs –speed of 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds and 100 meter in 10.23 seconds – with strength, leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination.

He was a “breath of fresh air” because he was a calm yet hardworking player for fans who had been appalled with the antics of star NFL wide-outs Terrell Owens and Randy Moss.

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