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Twentyman: Calvin Johnson's star continues to rise

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Calvin Johnson stars in new "This is SportsCenter" commercial with Stuart Scott and Kevin Negandhi

Calvin Johnson's star status continues to grow.

Fresh off a three-part Nike commercial with Diddy, Johnson is the star of a new "This is SportsCenter" commercial premiering tonight during "Monday Night Football" on ESPN.

The spot is called "Soda Machine" and also stars SportsCenter anchors Stuart Scott and Kevin Negandhi.

The 30-second ad plays off Johnson's nickname "Megatron" and shows his transforming capabilities when he avoids Negandhi by cleverly transforming into an inanimate office soda machine with his likeliness on the side (notice the eyes blink).

Johnson is one of the NFL best players and is quickly becoming its most marketable, too.