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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 might not be done adding defensive talent

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
According to our sources, the Lions should not be considered the favorites to land now-free-agent S O.J. Atogwe, but they do have interest in his services.

Lions taking shackles off Stafford somewhat

Posted May 26, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Lions appear to be letting out a little slack in the leash they put on QB Matthew Stafford last season.

Forgotten: Milt Plum

Posted May 25, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. ET
For a brief period of time, Milt Plum was the game's most efficient passer, as evidenced by the three straight years he led the league in completion percentage (1959-61).

Lions have glut at safety opposite Delmas

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We know that Louis Delmas will be one of the starting safeties for the Lions after a very solid rookie season. But who will line up next to him?

Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall, and he recently had debris cleaned from his knee.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

Longtime assistant coach Karmelowicz dies

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Longtime NFL assistant coach Bob Karmelowicz died Saturday at age 60, the Lions announced Sunday. The cause of death was cancer of the nasal passages, according to the Kansas City Star.

Lions bring back Army’s Campbell

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Lions will be bringing back Caleb Campbell, a seventh-round pick of the team in 2008 who was not allowed to sign with the team because of his Army commitment.

2010 draft choices by team: Lions

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Lions see Best-case scenario

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Thought the Lions were done with Ndamukong Suh? Oh no. The Lions moved up for Jahvid Best, who helps them in two areas — as a runner and as a kick returner.

Suh continues Lions’ overhaul up the middle

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Jim Schwartz knows defense. And he knows DT Ndamukong Suh fills a major need inside at a position where it can be hard to find special players.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Lions TE FitzSimmons retires

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons retired on Wednesday after suffering several concussions during his seven-year NFL career, including one in December that is still causing problems.

Lions could be looking for other DT options

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Lions would be interested in trading for Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, who might or might not be available, but that interest speaks volumes about the No. 2 pick in the draft.

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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