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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

Referee explains Calvin Johnson no-catch ruling

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The referee of the Bears-Lions game explains the controversial ruling on what appeared to be a last-minute go-ahead touchdown catch by Calvin Johnson.

Bears escape opener with controversial 19-14 win over the Lions

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.

Lions QB Stafford out with shoulder injury, Hill in

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left the team's 2010 season opener with a shoulder injury after a hit from Bears DE Julius Peppers before halftime. Backup QB Shaun Hill took over for Stafford in the second half.

Lions glad to have versatile Havner

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
Detroit envisions multiple roles for recent waiver acquisition Spencer Havner, a linebacker/tight end/fullback who caught four TD passes as a Packer last season.

Hype for Lions' Best growing wildly

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
For a second straight season the Lions have an offensive rookie who quickly is earning the respect of the veteran players. Last season, it was QB Matthew Stafford; this year, it's RB Jahvid Best.

Lions acquire CB Smith from Broncos

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.

Lions cut OT Jansen, CB Bly

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Jon Jansen, who was pushing starting ORT Gosder Cherilus not long ago, was cut by the Lions on Saturday, along with veteran CB Dré Bly.

NFL fines Lions DT Suh $7,500

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh $7,500 for his violent takedown of Browns QB Jake Delhomme in the teams' third preseason game.

Seahawks acquire OT Polumbus from Lions

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
One week after losing out on a waiver claim on OT Tyler Polumbus to the Lions, the Seahawks traded for Polumbus to add depth to their offensive line.

NFL will look at Suh's penalty

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The league will take a closer look at Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh's dangerous play Saturday night in taking down Browns QB Jake Delhomme.

Lions place DE DeVries on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
Lions veteran DE Jared DeVries (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday. The team also signed S John Wendling and DT Jaron Baston.

Lions' secondary becoming a primary concern

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.

Lions claim OT Polumbus off waivers

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Lions beat two other teams in claiming OT Tyler Polumbus off waivers on Thursday, adding depth to the tackle position.

What can Stafford do in second season?

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who struggled more than not as a rookie, has a chance to be very productive in his second season.

Source: Seahawks trade DE Jackson to Lions

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have traded DE Lawrence Jackson to the Lions, sources tell PFW.

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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