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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, Chiefs off to opposite starts to the season

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit routed the Kansas City Chiefs 48-3 Sunday, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

Lions PK Hanson sets NFL record

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson has set an all-time NFL record on Sunday by playing in his 297th career game for the club.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

Lions announce Sunday's game is a sellout

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand announced Wednesday that the team has sold out Sunday's home opener against the Chiefs.

Stafford tosses three TDs in Lions win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to help the Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Lions intent on keeping relentless Vanden Bosch fresh

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Lions will lighten DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's practice workload this season with the hope of ensuring one of the NFL's high-motor players will be as strong as possible on game days.

Respondents to poll most impressed with Lions

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team impressed you the most this preseason?" overwhelmingly selected the Lions.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Shorts and Shells: Preseason Week Four

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
In this week's edition, we preview the Bill Belichick NFL Films documentary, talk to top announcers about the TD replays, plus much more.

Vets highlight Lions cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Veterans P Nick Harris, CB Nathan Vasher and WR Derrick Williams were among the notable cuts made by the Lions on Saturday.

Lions 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Lions hope that Matthew Stafford can do for the offense what Ndamukong Suh does for the defense as they try to break through and earn a playoff berth in 2011.

Report: Bucs' home opener to be blacked out

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.

Lions beat Bills, finish preseason at 4-0

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
RB Jerome Harrison ran for 72 yards as the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

Panthers claim FB Felton

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The Panthers claimed former Lions FB Jerome Felton off waivers. According to multiple reports, the Vikings and Eagles also put in a claim.

Fantasy Spin: What is Stafford's ceiling?

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Should Matthew Stafford be drafted as a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues? William Del Pilar evaluates Stafford and his prospects for 2011.

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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