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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

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Lions.

Pro Football Weekly's Super 50

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
In PFW's annual "Super 50," we rank the top 50 players in the league during the 2011 season, with input from NFL evaluators.

Lions extend coordinators, look to do same with Johnson

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Lions GM Martin Mayhew said on Thursday that the team has re-signed all three coordinators and will look to bring back some key players when free agency begins.

Roddy White to make a return trip to Honolulu

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Roddy White will replace Lions WR Calvin Johnson in the Pro Bowl.

Calvin Johnson, Jared Allen lead AP All-Pro voting

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson and Vikings DE Jared Allen were the leading vote getters for The Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team.

Lions-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions this Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Johnson, Abraham, Lee named NFC players of week

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson, Falcons DE John Abraham and 49ers P Andy Lee are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played for Week 15, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Week 15 Fantasy Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly’s Fantasy Players of the Week include Brent Celek and Aaron Hernandez. Who else made the cut?

Week 15 fantasy tips: WRs

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
The PFW staff brings you its Week 15 fantasy football tips at wide receiver, giving you the inside track on your WDIS decisions.

Calvin Johnson: A star receiver with no diva qualities

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson is antithesis of the many diva-like wide receivers found in today's NFL.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Can the Vikings secondary contain all-world WR Calvin Johnson?

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 12 game against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.  

By targets, Burleson third option in Lions' passing game

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson is on pace to be targeted slightly less per game than he was a season ago, but lately he's seen an increase in passes thrown his way.

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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