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Calvin Johnson

Johnson at Detroit Lions training camp in 2012
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-29) September 29, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Newnan, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history

Detroit Lions (2007–2015)

Career highlights and awards

6× Pro Bowl (2010–2015)
3× First-team All-Pro (2011–2013)
Second-team All-Pro (2010)
2× NFL receiving yards leader (2011, 2012)
NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2008)
NFL record 1,964 receiving yards in a season
Fred Biletnikoff Award (2006)
Paul Warfield Trophy (2006)
ACC Player of the Year (2006)
2× First-team All-American (2005, 2006)
3× First-team All-ACC (2004–2006)

Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 731
Receiving yards: 11,619
Receiving touchdowns: 83
Player stats at

I was a baseball guy. Mom wouldn't let me play football when I was little because she was scared I'd get hurt. So, I finally convinced her to let me play in 7th grade.
Calvin Johnson
I'm a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod.
Calvin Johnson
For me, to just have my own shoe is unbelievable. As a kid, you see Jordans and wonder what that feels like to have your own shoe, and the fact that I have one is really surreal.
Calvin Johnson
It wasn't really until the 10th or 11th grade when I started to play well, and football took the place of baseball, which was my love when I was five years old. I don't know what happened; baseball just got boring to me, I guess.
Calvin Johnson
I have my own people that make my clothes because it's hard for me to find stuff that fits.
Calvin Johnson