Johnson at Detroit Lions training camp in 2012
|Date of birth:||September 29, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Newnan, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
|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|
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.
I'm a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod.
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.
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.
I have my own people that make my clothes because it's hard for me to find stuff that fits.