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Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson - #81 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 236 lbs.
Birthday 09/29/1985
Birthplace Tyrone, GA
College Georgia Tech
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 2nd pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
122 1964 5

Lions DT Fairley arrested on DUI charge

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

Better NFL offense: Lions or Packers?

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
In the first semifinal matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Lions and the Packers.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

Young absent from Lions' OTAs following fight

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young was absent from Monday’s offseason team activities following a fight with a teammate.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

Lions' CB play opposite Houston issue to watch

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
A Lions story line to watch is the CB play at the spot opposite starter Chris Houston.

Better NFL offense: Eagles or Lions?

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the first matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Eagles vs. the Lions.

Lions place RB Harrison on reserve/non-football injury list

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Jerome Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list on Tuesday.

Fantasy spin: Lions WR Ryan Broyles

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
Coming off an ACL tear, WR Ryan Broyles shouldn't be expected to a lot, if anything, this season.

Reiff passed on NFL's offer to be in New York for draft

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft in order to be at home with his extended family.

Lions bolster O-line with Reiff; CB still a need

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Down the road, the Lions’ selection of Iowa OT Riley Reiff could be regarded as a nice value for the Lions, but CB remains a position of need for Detroit.

Lions WR Johnson wins 'Madden' cover

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been named the cover athlete for the “Madden NFL ’13” video game, which will be released later this year.

Mayhew: Lions can gradually work in No. 1 pick

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Lions don't need their first-round pick to come in and start right away, but there is one position where a No. 1 pick could vie for immediate playing time.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

Ex-NFL WR Rogers pleads not guilty on separate charges

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from two unrelated incidents in Michigan.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Johnson had his run of eight straight games with 100 receiving yards snapped with five catches for 72 yards on Sunday.||||||| Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with 1,964 this season. His eight straight games broke an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Johnson had 11 catches for 225 yards Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Johnson had a great night on his record-setting performance and can add to his tremendous season in next week's finale vs. Chicago.
Posted Dec. 22, 2012
Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with his 10th catch in the fourth quarter Saturday night. That put Johnson over the 200-yard mark in the game against the Atlanta Falcons. He needed 182 to surpass the mark Rice set in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers.||||||| Johnson had more than 100 yards receiving for an eighth straight game, breaking an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995. Johnson broke another league mark with 10 receptions in a fourth game in a row. It was Johnson's 11th game with 100 yards receiving this season, tying Irvin's NFL mark.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Johnson tied an NFL record with at least 100 receiving yards in a seventh straight game but the Detroit Lions were routed by the lowly Arizona Cardinals 38-10 on Sunday.||||||| Johnson had 10 catches for 121 yards and has 1,667 this season, leaving him 181 behind Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record set in 1995. He's the first player to top 1,600 yards in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Johnson caught 10 passes for 118 yards against Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| It snapped a four-game streak in which Johnson caught at least one touchdown pass, but Megatron has also racked up at least 100 receiving yards in each of his last six games.

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