Team

Calvin Johnson
WR #81
Height:
6-5
Weight:
237
Age:
29
College:
Georgia Tech
Hometown:
Tyrone, Ga.
Experience:
9
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 643 10,405 16.2 96 74 19 167 8.8 32 1 13 9
2014 DET 13 13 71 1,077 15.2 67T 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 DET 14 14 84 1,492 17.8 87 12 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 DET 16 16 122 1,964 16.1 53 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3
2011 DET 16 16 96 1,681 17.5 73T 16 1 11 11 11 0 1 1
2010 DET 15 15 77 1,120 14.5 87T 12 4 32 8 15 0 1 0
2009 DET 14 14 67 984 14.7 75T 5 7 73 10.4 19 0 3 2
2008 DET 16 16 78 1,331 17.1 96T 12 3 -1 -0.3 7 0 3 2
2007 DET 15 10 48 756 15.8 49 4 4 52 13 32T 1 1 0

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Biography

One of the League’s elite receivers who possesses a unique blend of size, strength and speed. Ranks first in Lions history in receiving yards (10,405), receiving touchdowns (74) and second in receptions (643).

MANE FACTS

  • Pro Bowl: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 2009 Pro Bowl Alternate
  • Voted by his teammates for the Bobby Layne Offensive MVP Award (2008-13).
  • Associated Press All-Pro: First Team in 2011, 2012 and 2013; Second Team in 2010.
  • PFW/PFWA America All-NFL Team in 2011 and 2012
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November 2012 and October 2013.
  • By a vote of fans across the country via a contest promoted by ESPN’s SportsNation, Johnson was voted to appear on cover EA Sports Madden NFL ‘13 video game.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Re-signed by the Lions to a new eight-year contract (through 2019) on March 14, 2012.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

FRANCHISE RECORDS

  • With 146 receiving yards against Chicago (11/27/14), Johnson surpassed 10,000 career yards and became the first player in Lions history with 10,000 yards. He accomplished this feat in 115 games and set a new NFL record for the fewest games to record 10,000 receiving yards as he broke the previous mark of 116 games set by Torry Holt.
  • Johnson caught touchdown passes of 25 and six yards in the team’s 34-17 win over Chicago on Thanksgiving. With two receiving touchdowns, Johnson set a new NFL record for the most receiving touchdowns on Thanksgiving by breaking the previous high of seven by former Lions E Cloyce Box (7, 1949-50, 52-54) for the most receiving touchdowns on Thanksgiving in NFL history. Johnson entered the game tied with Cowboys Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin with six.
  • Only player in team history with at least two seasons garnering 1,300 receiving yards and now has four (1,331 in 2008, 1,681 in 2011, 1,964 in 2012, 1,492 in 2013).
  • Only player in franchise history with 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in two separate seasons, and now he has done it four times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013).
  • Only player in team history with 10 touchdown receptions in at least three different seasons – 2008 (12), 2010 (12), 2011 (14) and 2013 (12). Second player in team history to record 10 touchdown receptions in back-to-back seasons (H. Moore)
  • With 43 yards vs. New York Giants (12/22/13), Johnson increased his season total to 1,492 yards and moved into fourth place, surpassing WR Brett Perriman (1,488 in 1995), on the Lions single-season receiving yards list.
  • He now holds three of the top-four totals in team history. Johnson already owns the highest (1,964 in 2012) and third-highest (1,681 in 2011) in franchise history.
  • With 52 receiving yards at Philadelphia (12/8/13), Johnson (9,184) broke the Lions franchise record for career receiving yards, surpassing WR Herman Moore (9,174). Johnson broke the record in his 104th career game (88.3 yds/g) while Moore accumulated his franchise record 9,174 yards in 145 games (63.3 yds/g).
  • With one receiving touchdown vs. Green Bay (11/28/13), Johnson tallied 12 on the season, which marked the fourth time in his career he has 12+ receiving touchdowns in a season.
  • With two touchdowns at Chicago (11/10/13), Johnson recorded his 62nd and 63rd career touchdowns and set a new Lions career receiving touchdowns record.
  • He broke the record of 62 previously set by WR Herman Moore (1991-2001).
  • Johnson registered 63 receiving touchdowns in 100 career games and Moore set the previous record of 62 in 137 career games.
  • With Johnson catching two touchdown passes from QB Matthew Stafford at Chicago (11/10/13), they combined for 36 touchdown receptions, breaking the franchise record for the most QB-Receiver touchdown combinations in team history. They broke the previous record of 35 set by QB Scott Mitchell and WR Herman Moore (1994-98).
  • His 329-yard game in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27/13) marked the first time in Johnson’s career he has registered 150+ yards in back-to-back games. He joins Lions E Cloyce Box (172 vs. Chicago Bears 12/7/52; 202 vs. Dallas 12/13/52) as the only players in franchise history with back-to-back 150+-yard games.
  • Not only did Johnson break the franchise record for receiving yards in a game vs. Dallas (10/27/13), he tied the single-game record for receptions with 14 set by WR Herman Moore vs. Chicago December 4, 1995.
  • Johnson now holds three of the team’s nine games with 12+ receptions, which also surpassed Moore and WR Brett Perriman (2) for the most in team history.
  • With 14 receptions vs. Dallas, it marked Johnson’s 10th career game with 10+ receptions, setting a new record for the most games with 10+ receptions in team history (WR Herman Moore, 9; 1991-2001).
  • Johnson’s 155-yard outing vs. Cincinnati (10/20/13) was his 35th career 100-yard game, which set a new Lions career record for most 100-yard receiving games. Johnson broke the Lions franchise record previously held by WR Herman Moore (34, 1991-2001).
  • Johnson’s 72-yard touchdown reception at Arizona (9/15/13) broke the franchise’s all-time record for most 70+-yard receptions by passing WR Leonard Thompson who had five during his career.
  • Johnson’s 122 receptions in 2012 made him the second player in team history to register 120 receptions in a season. 122 receptions are second-most in Lions history (WR Herman Moore 123 in 1995).
  • His five-straight games with 125+ receiving yards in 2012 tied an NFL record set by Lions WR Pat Studstill in 1966. (Courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau).
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his streak of four games with 140+ yards tied longest streak in NFL history by Lions E Cloyce Box (spanning 1952-53). Only player with four-straight games with 140+ yards in the same season.
  • Fastest player in team history to reach 5,000 career receiving yards (69 games) and 300 receptions (66 games).
  • With 140 yards on Thanksgiving Day vs. Houston (11/22/12) in 2012, Johnson registered four-straight 100-yard games, and collected three-straight 140+-yard games (207 at Min 11/11, 143 vs. GB 11/8 and 140 vs. Hou 11/11). Johnson is the first player in team history to register three-straight games of 140+ receiving yards.
  • Most receptions (366), yards (5,872) and touchdowns (49) by a Lions receiver in their first five seasons with the club.
  • Most receptions (270), yards (4,191) and TDs (33) by Lions’ receiver in team history through first four seasons.
  • In 2010, Johnson was first Lions wide receiver to be named to the Pro Bowl (2011) since WR Roy Williams in 2007 and he was the seventh Lions Pro Bowl receiver in team history. Became the first Lions offensive player to be elected to the original Pro Bowl squad (non-alternate) since TE David Sloan in 2000 and first receiver since WR Herman Moore in 1998.
  • In 2008, he led Detroit with 78 receptions for 1,331 yards (17.1 avg) and 12 touchdowns. Johnson finished the 2008 season with some of the top offensive statistics in the NFL: tied for first in touchdown receptions (12), fifth in receiving yards (1,331), second in yards per catch among receivers with 60 receptions (17.1), tied for second in 20+-yard receptions (21), tied for second in 40+-yard receptions (seven) and tied for first in 25+-yard touchdown catches (six).

NFL RECORDS AND NOTES

  • With 119 career games, Johnson holds the NFL all-time record for receiving yards per game. His 39-yard effort against the Packers (12/28) moved his career average to 87.4 (10,405 yards).
  • With a 103-yard effort at Chicago (12/21/14), Johnson recorded his 44th-career 100-yard game, which is the second-most by a player in his first eight seasons in NFL history. He finished just one 100-yard game behind WR Randy Moss (45, 1998-2006) for the most by a player in his first eight seasons.
  • After catching six passes for 98 yards against Baltimore (12/16/13), Johnson became the first player in NFL history to register 5,000 receiving yards over a three-year span.
  • By surpassing 1,400 yards in 2013, Johnson joined Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice (1993-95) and WR Marvin Harrison (1999-2002) as the only players in NFL history with three-consecutive seasons registering 1,400+ receiving yards.
  • He is the sixth player in NFL history with three career seasons of 1,400+ receiving yards, including Rice (6), WR Larry Fitzgerald (4), Harrison (4), WR Andre Johnson (3) and WR Randy Moss (3).
  • With his 115 yards against Tampa Bay (11/24/13), Johnson tallied 861 yards over his past five games, setting a new NFL record for receiving yards in five games. He broke the previous record of 822 yards set by Houston WR Charley Hennigan in 1961.
  • Johnson is the sixth player in NFL history to catch a pass in their first 100 games (Marshall Faulk, Marvin Harrison, Keyshawn Johnson, Randy Moss and Jeremy Shockey).
  • Johnson’s 329 yards vs. Dallas (10/27/13) are the most by a player in NFL history during a regulation game. In Flipper Anderson’s NFL record 336-yard game, 40 yards occurred in overtime. Anderson finished regulation with 296 receiving yards. By reaching 100 yards vs. Dallas, Johnson (329) became the third player in NFL history to collect 36 100-yard receiving games in his first 100 games.
  • On his first reception of the game at Washington (9/22/13), a 23-yarder in the first quarter, Johnson surpassed 8,000 career receiving yards. He became the fifth player in NFL history to reach 8,000 career receiving yards in fewer than 100 games. Johnson accomplished this feat in his 96th career game.
  • Johnson became the third player in NFL history to register 500 career receptions and 8,000 receiving yards in fewer than 100 games. Johnson accomplished this feat in his 96th career game. He joins WR Randy Moss (93) and WR Torry Holt (95) as the only players in NFL history with 500 receptions and 8,000 yards in fewer than 100 games.
  • With 155 yards in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20/13) and 329 yards in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27/13), Johnson set a new NFL record for the most receiving yards in a two-game span with 484 yards (courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Produced one of the most historic seasons among receivers in NFL history during 2012 season. Finished the season with 122 receptions for an NFL record 1,964 yards and five touchdowns.
  • By establishing an NFL single-season record (1,964), he broke the mark set by WR Jerry Rice (1,848 in 1995) by 116 yards.
  • His 122.8 yards per game average was the third-most in NFL history (minimum 12 games) and the most since WR Charley Hennigan recorded a 124.7 yard per game average (14 games) in 1961.
  • By gaining over 100 yards vs. Atlanta (12/22/12), he set an NFL record with his eighth-straight 100-yard receiving game. He broke the previous record (7) by WR Charley Hennigan (1961) and WR Michael Irvin (1995).
  • Johnson’s 11 receptions against Atlanta (12/22/12) was his fourth-straight game with 10+ receptions and he became the first player in NFL history to register 10+ receptions in four-straight games.
  • In 2012, he became the first player in NFL history with 1,900 receiving yards in a season, the second player to register over 1,800 receiving yards and the fifth player to record over 1,700 yards in NFL history. Rice (1,848 in 1995) and Johnson are the only players to record 1,800 receiving yards in a season, and Johnson joins Rice, WR Isaac Bruce (1,781 in 1995), Hennigan (1,746 in 1961) and WR Marvin Harrison (1,722 in 2002) in the group of receivers to record 1,700 yards in a season.
  • Johnson’s 122 receptions in 2012 made him the sixth player in NFL history (eight times) to register 120 receptions in a season. 122 receptions are tied for fourth-highest single-season tally in NFL history.
  • Ended 2012 averaging 16.02 yards per reception. He and WR Rod Smith are the only players in NFL history to register 100 receptions and a yard per receptions average over 16. Smith averaged 16.020 (100-1602), which was slightly higher than Johnson (16.016; 122-1,964).
  • In 2012, Johnson registered 11 100+-yard receiving games, tied for the most in NFL history for a single season (M. Irvin, 1995).
  • First player in NFL history to record two 200-yard games in two different seasons (2011, 2012).
  • He has registered five 200+-yard receiving games, tied for the most in League history (L. Alworth).
  • Sixth player in NFL history with 45 TD catches and 5,500 receiving yards through first five seasons (Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Lance Alworth, Marvin Harrison and Larry Fitzgerald).

PRO

One of the League’s elite receivers who possesses a unique blend of size, strength and speed. Ranks first in Lions history in receiving yards (10,405), receiving touchdowns (74) and second in receptions (643).

  • Since entering the NFL in 2007, Johnson is first in receiving touchdowns (74), first in receiving yards (10,405) and first in receptions of 25+ yards (93).
  • Career rushing totals include: 19 attempts for 167 yards (8.8 avg) and one touchdown.

2014: Playing in only 13 games, Johnson earned a spot in his fifth-consecutive Pro Bowl after finishing the 2014 season with 71 receptions for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns. He became the first Lions receiver to reach 10,000 career receiving yards and surpassed 1,000 yards in a season for the sixth time in his eight NFL seasons.

  • Kicked off the 2014 season with fireworks as he stole the Monday Night Football stage with seven catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 35-14 win over the Giants (9/8). Johnson tied a franchise record by recording a reception in his 107th-straight game, tying WR Herman Moore.
  • His 164 yards also set a team record for the most receiving yards by a Lions receiver in the season opener, breaking the previous high of 157 yards set by Moore at Minnesota (9/1/96).
  • Caught six balls for 83 yards in Week 2 at Carolina (9/14), marking his 108th-consecutive game with a reception. He broke WR Herman Moore’s franchise record of 107 games.
  • Led all receivers with 82 yards on six receptions (13.7 avg) in Week 3 vs. Green Bay (9/21).
  • Hauled in two passes for 12 yards as he battled an ankle injury and was limited in Week 4 at New York Jets (9/28).
  • Grabbed one pass for seven yards in Week 5 vs. Buffalo (10/5).
  • Was inactive in Week 6 at Minnesota (10/12) through Week 8 at Atlanta (10/26).
  • Grabbed seven receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown in Week 10 vs. Miami (11/9). With seven receptions, Johnson moved his career total to 601 and became the second player in team history with 600 career receptions, joining WR Herman Moore (670).
  • Caught five passes for 59 yards in Week 11 at Arizona (11/16).
  • Hauled in four passes for 58 yards in Week 12 at New England (11/23).
  • With 146 receiving yards in Week 13 vs. Chicago (11/27), Johnson surpassed 10,000 career yards and became the first player in Lions history with 10,000 yards. Finished the game with 11 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Caught 8 passes for 158 yards and had one touchdown reception (6 yards) vs. Tampa Bay (12/7). Johnson surpassed 150 yards in a game for the 14th time in his career, and tied WR Randy Moss and WR Isaac Bruce for the fifth-most 150-yard receiving games in NFL history.
  • Caught four passes for 53 yards in Week 15 vs. Minnesota (12/14).
  • Made six receptions for 103 yards in Week 16 at Chicago (12/21) and now has the second most 100-yard games among receivers in their first eight seasons with 44.
  • Hauled in four passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 at Green Bay (12/28). With 71 catches, Johnson completed his sixth season with 70+ receptions, which set a franchise record for the most seasons with 70+ receptions in team history.
  • Recorded five receptions for 85 yards in the NFC Wild Card game at Dallas (1/4).

2013: Voted team captain for the second-straight season and earned his fourth-straight nod to the Pro Bowl and third-straight AP All-Pro First Team selection. Johnson logged an impressive 84 receptions for 1,492 yards (17.8 avg) and 12 touchdowns in 2013. He finished tied for fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (12) and third in receiving yards (1,492), despite battling numerous injuries.

  • Registered four receptions for 37 yards in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8) and had two touchdowns called back after official review.
  • Recorded six receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona in Week 2 (9/15).
  • At Washington in Week 3 (9/22), recorded seven receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown.
  • In Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29) caught four passes for 44 yards and one touchdown.
  • Inactive in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Totaled 25 yards on three receptions in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Caught nine passes for 155 yards and scored on touchdowns of 27 and 50 yards in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • In two meetings vs. Cincinnati, Johnson has gained 123 (12/6/09 at Cincinnati) and 155 yards (10/20/13).
  • Set a franchise record with 329 receiving yards on a franchise-tying 14 receptions and had one touchdown in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27).
  • His reception of 87 yards is the longest catch by a Lions player since October 17, 2010 at New York Giants (C. Johnson, 87t).
  • It marked the second time in Johnson’s career he recorded two catches of 50+ yards in a single game. At Houston (10/19/08), Johnson had a 96-yard touchdown and a 58-yard reception.
  • Caught six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • His go-ahead touchdown with 2:22 left in the game helped give the Lions their first road win at Soldier Field since a 16-7 win October 28, 2007.
  • In Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17), caught six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, including touchdown receptions of 79 and 19 yards.
  • His 179 yards in the first half set a career high for the most receiving yards in either half of a game he has played. His previous best was 173 vs. Dallas (10/27/13). His previous career high for the first half was 156 yards vs. Dallas (10/27/13).
  • With 179 yards at Pittsburgh (11/17), Johnson recorded a 100-yard game in nine of his past 10 games vs. AFC opponents, dating back to a 125-yard outing at Denver October 30, 2011.
  • Recorded 115 yards on seven receptions in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Caught six passes for 101 yards and one touchdown in the Lions’ 40-10 Thanksgiving win vs. Green Bay in Week 13 (11/28).
  • Caught three passes for 52 yards in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8), breaking the Lions franchise record for career receiving yards by surpassing Lions WR Herman Moore (9,174).
  • Caught six passes for 98 yards in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • In Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22), totaled 43 yards on three receptions.
  • Inactive in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29). Registered four receptions for 37 yards in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8) and had two touchdowns called back after official review.
  • Recorded six receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona in Week 2 (9/15).
  • At Washington in Week 3 (9/22), recorded seven receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown.
  • In Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29) caught four passes for 44 yards and one touchdown.
  • Inactive in Week 5 at Green Bay (10/6).
  • Totaled 25 yards on three receptions in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Caught nine passes for 155 yards and scored on touchdowns of 27 and 50 yards in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • In two meetings vs. Cincinnati, Johnson has gained 123 (12/6/09 at Cincinnati) and 155 yards (10/20/13).
  • Set a franchise record with 329 receiving yards on a franchise-tying 14 receptions and had one touchdown in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27).
  • His reception of 87 yards is the longest catch by a Lions player since October 17, 2010 at New York Giants (C. Johnson, 87t).
  • It marked the second time in Johnson’s career he recorded two catches of 50+ yards in a single game. At Houston (10/19/08), Johnson had a 96-yard touchdown and a 58-yard reception.
  • Caught six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • His go-ahead touchdown with 2:22 left in the game helped give the Lions their first road win at Soldier Field since a 16-7 win October 28, 2007.
  • In Week 11 at Pittsburgh (11/17), caught six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, including touchdown receptions of 79 and 19 yards.
  • His 179 yards in the first half set a career high for the most receiving yards in either half of a game he has played. His previous best was 173 vs. Dallas (10/27/13). His previous career high for the first half was 156 yards vs. Dallas (10/27/13).
  • With 179 yards at Pittsburgh (11/17), Johnson recorded a 100-yard game in nine of his past 10 games vs. AFC opponents, dating back to a 125-yard outing at Denver October 30, 2011.
  • Recorded 115 yards on seven receptions in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Caught six passes for 101 yards and one touchdown in the Lions’ 40-10 Thanksgiving win vs. Green Bay in Week 13 (11/28).
  • Caught three passes for 52 yards in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8), breaking the Lions franchise record for career receiving yards by surpassing Lions WR Herman Moore (9,174).
  • Caught six passes for 98 yards in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • In Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22), totaled 43 yards on three receptions.
  • Inactive in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

2012: For the 2012 season, Johnson led the League in receiving yards with 1,964 yards on 122 receptions and earned his third-straight nod to the Pro Bowl. Johnson’s 122 receptions and record-setting 1,964 yards both paced the NFL to go along with his five touchdown grabs. Set all-time single-season receiving yards mark in Week 16 with an 11-catch, 225-yard performance against Atlanta (12/22). His string of eight consecutive games with over 100 receiving yards set a new NFL record, while his 11 games over 100 yards on the season tied the all-time mark.

  • Led Lions with 111 receiving yards on six receptions (18.5 avg) in the team’s 27-23 season opener win over St. Louis (9/9). It was Johnson’s 22nd-career 100-yard receiving game and fourth-straight dating back to the end of 2011.
  • His 111 receiving yards also were the most Johnson has recorded on opening day in his career.
  • Led all Lions receivers with eight receptions for 94 yards in Detroit’s 27-19 loss at San Francisco (9/16) in Week 2. His 24-yard reception in the second quarter moved his receiving totals over 6,000 for his career.
  • With 54 yards receiving in Week 4 vs. Minnesota, Johnson increased his tally of receiving yards on the season to 423 yards. It is only the third time in team history that a Lions receiver has gained 400 yards in the month of September and the first to do so while playing just four games. WR Herman Moore did it twice in his career (507 in 1997 and 480 in 1996) with both times occurring in five games played during the month.
  • Johnson caught passes of 28, 37, 20, 17, 16 and 17 yards to average 22.5 yards per catch against the Eagles. His final five catches occurred in the fourth quarter or overtime, and all six receptions occurred on scoring drives.
  • Finished with three catches for 46 yards in the Lions’ 28-25 comeback win vs. Seattle in Week 8 (10/28). Moved past WR Johnnie Morton (6,499) for second on the team’s all-time receiving yards list.
  • Surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with a five-catch, 143 yard day vs. Green Bay in Week 11 (11/18). By reaching 1,000 yards, Johnson joined WR Herman Moore and WR Johnnie Morton as the only players in Lions history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in four seasons.
  • Caught 13 passes for 171 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Indianapolis in Week 13 (12/2), giving him five-straight games with 125+ receiving yards which tied an NFL record set by Lions WR Pat Studstill in 1966. (Courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau). It was also his fourth-straight game with 140+ yards.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Johnson’s streak of four games with 140+ yards ties the longest streak in NFL history by Lions E Cloyce Box spanning the 1952-53 seasons. He is the only player with four-straight games with 140+ yards in the same season.
  • Caught 10 passes, his fifth 10-reception performance of the season, for 121 yards in Week 15 at Arizona (12/16). With 121 yards against the Cardinals, Johnson registered his seventh-straight 100-yard receiving game, tying the NFL all-time record for most-consecutive 100-yard games.
  • In Week 16 vs. Atlanta (12/22) Johnson established a new NFL single-season record for receiving yards by breaking Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice’s 17-year old mark of 1,848 yards in 1995. The new record occurred on his 10th reception of the game that went for 26 yards with 3:05 left in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished with 11 catches for 225 yards against the Falcons.
  • Capped off his historic season with 72 yards on five catches, his longest going for 24 yards, in Week 17 vs. Chicago (12/30). Johnson finished just 36 yards shy of becoming the first player in NFL history to reach 2, 000 receiving yards.

2011: Recorded 96 catches for League-leading 1,681 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. He became only the fourth player in NFL history to register 1,600 receiving yards and catch less than 100 passes in a season (Houston WR Charley Hennigan in 1961, San Diego WR Lance Alworth in 1965 and St. Louis WR Torry Holt in 2000). Second only to Hennigan (1,736) for the most yards in NFL history by a receiver with less than 100 catches.

  • 16 receiving touchdowns set a new team single-season record. He broke the club record set by E Cloyce Box (15) in 1952. Johnson’s 16 touchdowns were the second-most in the NFL and the most among wide receivers. Only Johnson and Minnesota WR Randy Moss (2003) have ever registered 1,600+ receiving yards and 16+ receiving touchdowns in a season.
  • Third player in team history with 16 total touchdowns in a season and fourth with 15 total touchdowns on the season—also accomplished by RB Barry Sanders (16 in 1990, 17 in 1991), Billy Sims (16 in 1980 and 1981) and E Cloyce Box (15 in 1952).
  • During the month of October, Johnson led the NFL with 579 receiving yards and five touchdown catches. His 31 receptions were the second-most in the League.
  • He was the only player in the League to record four 100-yard receiving games in the month. He has accomplished this over the past four games becoming the first Lions receiver to register four-straight 100-yard games since WR Herman Moore in 1997. His 115.8 receiving yards per game in October is a League-best.
  • Recorded seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 26-23 overtime win at Minnesota (9/25) giving him six on the season. His two-touchdown performance made him the first player in NFL history to start the season off by catching at least two touchdowns in each of the team’s first three games. He joins RB Mel Farr (1970) and E Cloyce Box (1952) as the only Lions players to score two receiving touchdowns in three-straight games.
  • Against the Vikings’ marked his seventh career game of at least 2 touchdowns, and he became he fourth player in Lions history with seven games of 2 or more receiving touchdowns. He is tied with E Cloyce Box (7, 1949-50, 52-54) and WR Terry Barr (7, 1957-65) for the second-most career games recording of at least 2 receiving touchdowns. WR Herman Moore (1991-2001) holds the franchise record with 9.
  • Recorded 2 fourth quarter touchdowns in the Lions 24-point comeback at Dallas (10/2). Finished with a team leading 8 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. His 2 scores gives him a streak of four-straight games with 2+ receiving touchdowns. He joins Vikings WR Cris Carter (1995) as the only receivers in NFL history to record 2 touchdown catches in four-straight games, and is the first player to accomplish this feat in the season’s first four games. With Johnson’s 40tth career touchdowns catch he becomes the second player in Lions history to record 40 career receiving touchdowns (WR Herman Moore 62, 1991-2001).
  • In the Lions 24-13 win over Chicago on Monday Night Football, he gave the Lions a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 73-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford. It was Johnson’s ninth touchdown reception of the season. He became the first player in NFL history with nine touchdown receptions through the first five games of the season. The 73-yard pass play was the longest of the season for the Lions.
  • By catching 12 touchdown passes in three of his first five NFL seasons, Johnson joined Hall of Famers WR Lance Alworth and Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with 12+ TD catches three times in their first five seasons. He is the 10th player in NFL history to record 12 touchdown receptions in three different seasons.
  • Had a career-high 214 yards on nine catches and two TDs at Oakland (12/18), including a game-winning six-yard TD catch with 39 seconds left. He also caught a 51-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The 214 receiving yards is the second-most in the League this season and the most by an NFC receiver.
  • In addition to his 51-yard touchdown, he added a 48-yard catch to help set up the final touchdown. He finished with five catches of over 20 yards.
  • Johnson caught 11 passes (then-career high) for 244 yards and had one touchdown catch at Green Bay in the 2011 finale. His 244 receiving yards re-set his career high established two weeks prior when he had 214 at Oakland (12/18/11).
  • Johnson broke Lions playoff records by having 12 receptions for 211 yards and two TDs at New Orleans (1/7/12). He is the third player in NFL history with 200+ receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in a playoff game since the NFL-AFL merger.
  • He is the first player in NFL history to have 200 receiving yards in a playoff debut.
  • The 12 receptions and 211 yards are both Lions playoff records. It is also the NFL record for yards in Wild Card game and tied for the most receptions in a Wild Card game

2010: Caught 77 catches for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. Tied for second in the NFL in TD catches (12), seventh in receiving yards (1,120) and tied for 12th in receptions (77). Earned starting spot on 2011 NFC pro Bowl squad. Named Second Team AP All-Pro.

  • Became first player in team history to record 12 receiving touchdowns in two separate seasons.
  • Surpassed most career receptions (270), receiving yards (4,191) and receiving touchdowns (33) by a Lions player in their first four seasons with the club in 2010.
  • At Buffalo (11/14) Johnson caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Shaun Hill with :14 seconds left in the game to set up a potential game-tying two-point conversion. The touchdown reception was Johnson’s 30th career reception and he joined WR Cloyce Box (32 from 1949-50, ’52-53) as the only players in Lions history to register 30 receiving touchdowns in their first four years with the Lions.
  • Caught 12th touchdown pass of the season on 46-yard score from Drew Stanton against Chicago (12/5). Second season in his career to record 12 touchdowns in a season.
  • Johnson became the fifth player in team history (sixth-time overall) to record 12 total TDs in the first 12 games played in a season, and the first to do so since Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders (14) in 1991. Johnson joined E Cloyce Box (15 in 1952) and E Leon Hart (12 in 1951) to register 12 receiving touchdowns in the first 12 games played in a season.

2009: Led team with 67 catches for 984 yards (14.7 avg.) and four touchdowns, also had seven rushes for 73 yards (10.4 avg.).

  • Recorded three receptions for 90 yards, including a long 64-yarder, at New Orleans (9/13). Two of his catches (21, 64) were over 20 yards.
  • Caught five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown vs. Minnesota (9/20). Johnson also added two rushing attempts for 16 yards, marking his first career game with more than one carry.
  • Finished with five receptions for 49 yards vs. Washington (9/27).
  • Recorded his seventh career 100-yard receiving game with eight receptions for 133 yards at Chicago (10/4) and averaged 23.8 yards per catch in the first half.
  • Recorded one catch for 2 yards vs. Pittsburgh (10/11) but left game in first half due to leg injury.
  • Inactive at Green Bay (10/18) and vs. St. Louis (11/1) with a knee injury.
  • Re-joined the starting line-up at Seattle (11/8) and caught two passes for 27 yards.
  • Hauled in eight receptions for 84 yards at Minnesota (11/15).
  • His season-long 75-yard touchdown reception was his seventh career 50+ yard play and his third of 70 yards or more.
  • Caught two receptions, including a 1-yard touchdown vs. Green Bay (11/26).
  • Caught six passes for 123 yards and one touchdown at Cincinnati (12/6). Johnson’s 54-yard score was his 16th touchdown grab since the beginning of the 2008 season. His 123 yards against the Bengals also marked his ninth career 100-yard game.
  • His three receptions at Baltimore (12/13) moved his career tally to 177 and he tied WR Mike Furrey for second on the list of receptions by Lions players in their first three seasons with the team.
  • Posted a game-high seven receptions and 96 yards while also rushing two times for 32 yards at San Francisco (12/27). His 19-yarder on the team’s first offensive play from scrimmage was his second longest of this career.
  • Made a game-high six catches for 86 yards vs. Chicago (1/3).

2008: Named Pro Bowl alternate. Led team in receptions (78), receiving yards (1,331), touchdowns (12) and yards per catch (17.1).

  • Notched six receptions for 129 yards to lead receivers vs. Green Bay (9/14) and posted two touchdowns for 38 and 47 yards, marking his first career multi-touchdown game. The 47-yarder was his second longest career reception.
  • Had a season-high two catches for 154 yards and a touchdown at Houston (10/19). Johnson had two catches of 58 and 96 yards on the day. His 96-yarder was the longest reception since QB Charlie Batch connected with WR Johnny Morton at Chicago (10/4/98), and fourth longest in team history. The 96-yard touchdown pass is tied for fourth amongst Lions leaders for the longest play from scrimmage and is the fourth longest pass play.
  • Johnson recorded his second career multi reception game at Green Bay (12/28) and reached 12 touchdowns on the season.

2007: Was impressive in his first NFL season, registering 48 receptions for 756 yards (15.8 avg.) and four touchdowns. He also scored on a 32-yard rushing touchdown on a reverse. Tied for third among rookies with five touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing), and was one of three rookies to have both a rushing and receiving touchdown (Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Pierre Thomas, New Orleans).

  • Johnson’s professional debut at Oakland (9/9) included four catches for 70 yards (17.5 avg.), as well as his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter on a 16-yard pass from QB Jon Kitna.
  • In his second pro game against Minnesota (9/16), Johnson recorded his first career start in a four-wide formation. Johnson made an impact in his home debut, hauling in his second NFL touchdown from QB J.T. O’Sullivan. On the day, he made four catches for 61 yards (15.3 avg.). He also recorded his first career rushing attempt, taking the ball 7 yards and securing a first down that set up a potential game winning field goal. Johnson recorded a first down every time he touched the ball.

COLLEGE
Johnson was a two-time All-American who claimed the 2006 Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver) and 2006 ACC Conference Player of the Year. He was named First Team All-ACC three-straight years (2004-06), and was the first player in Georgia Tech history to earn that honor. He was also named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2004 and First-Team Freshman All-America. In 38 games, he set school records with 2,927 yards receiving and 28 touchdown receptions. Caught 178 passes to rank second in Georgia Tech history in career receptions.

  • Joined quarterback Joe Hamilton as the only Yellow Jacket to be named ACC Player of the Year, and was just the second junior (the other was Florida State's Charlie Ward in 1992) in the last 25 years to win the ACC Player of the Year award.
  • Also joins Hamilton, the 1999 Davey O'Brien Award winner, as the only Tech players to win a national award.
  • As a senior, tied for second in the nation with a 15 touchdown catches, a Georgia Tech record, and only two players in ACC history have caught more (Clarkston Hines, Duke with 17 in 1989 and Torry Holt, NC State with 16 in 1997). Caught 15 of Tech's 25 touchdown passes.
  • Career-best 168 yards receiving on nine receptions in win at N.C. State, including two touchdowns. Caught touchdowns passes of 25 and 43 yards in the first quarter, then set up the clinching touchdown with a 33-yard reception down to the 7-yard line late in the game.
  • In 2005, First Team all-America by the American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA), the 48th First Team all-America in school history but first since offensive tackle Chris Brown in 2000. Also earned second-team all-America honors from Associated Press and Walter Camp, as well as first-team accolades from Rivals.com. The first Tech receiver to earn All-America recognition of any kind since Billy Martin in 1963.
  • Unanimous first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, earning all-ACC honors for the second straight year.
  • Semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver as a sophomore.
  • Named First Team all-ACC, just the second true freshman in school history, and the 11th in league history, to earn first-team all-ACC honors. Becomes the sixth Tech player so honored.
  • First-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and Rivals.com.

PERSONAL
Coached by Rodney Walker at Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) High School. One of Georgia Tech's most highly publicized signees in recent years. Rated among the nation's top 10 wide receivers and top 100 players by virtually every recruiting analyst.

  • First Team All-State selection (Class AAAA) by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was Tabbed to the AJC's preseason Super 11.
  • Tabbed the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 15 player in the nation by TheInsiders.com, and named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Rivals 100 by Rivals.com, TheInsiders.com Hot 100, the SuperPrep All-America 275 and the Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team.
  • Caught 40 passes for 736 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Added 34 receptions for 646 yards and 10 scores as a junior for two-year totals of 80 catches, 1,479 yards and 18 TDs.
  • Majored in Building Construction at Georgia Tech.
  • Full name is Calvin Johnson and was born September 25, 1985. Parents are Calvin and Arica Johnson.

JOHNSON’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Receptions: 14 vs. Dal 10/27/13
  • Receiving Yards: 329 vs. Dal 10/27/13
  • Long Reception: 96t at Hou 10/19/08
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 3 vs. Was 10/31/10
  • Rushing Attempts: 2 (twice) Last at SF 12/27/09
  • Rushing Yards: 32 (twice) Last at SF 12/27/09
  • Long Rush: 32t vs. TB 10/21/07
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. TB 10/21/07

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