Team

Calvin Johnson
WR #81
Height:
6-5
Weight:
236
Age:
28
College:
Georgia Tech
Hometown:
Tyrone, Ga.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
84
YDS
1,492
AVG
17.8
TDS
12
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 572 9,328 16.3 96 66 19 167 8.8 32 1 13 9
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN W 34-24 4 37 9.3 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @ARI L 21-25 6 116 19.3 72 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @WAS W 27-20 7 115 16.4 23 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 CHI W 40-32 4 44 11 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 9-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @CLE W 31-17 3 25 8.3 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CIN L 24-27 9 155 17.2 50 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DAL W 31-30 14 329 23.5 87 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
10 @CHI W 21-19 6 83 13.8 19 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 6 179 29.8 79 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TB L 21-24 7 115 16.4 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 GB W 40-10 6 101 16.8 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @PHI L 20-34 3 52 17.3 33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 BAL L 16-18 6 98 16.3 37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG L 20-23 3 43 14.3 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @MIN L 13-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2011: One of the league’s elite receivers. Fifth-year receiver has a career-high 85 catches for 1,437 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. Tied for the NFL lead with the 15 TD receptions.

  • Tied single-season team record with 15 touchdown receptions (E Cloyce Box 15 in 1952).
  • Sixth player in NFl history (ninth overall) to record 85 receptions, 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns in a season.
  • Fourth player in team history with 15 total touchdowns on the season—also accomplished by RB Barry Sanders (1990, 1991), Billy Sims (1980, 1981) and E Cloyce Box (1952).
  • With 102 receiving yards, Johnson now has 1,437 on the season. He is the third player in team history to record 1,400 receiving yards. He joins WR Herman Moore (1,686 in 1995) and WR Brett Perriman (1,488 in 1995) as the only players in franchise history to reach this mark in a season.
  • Johnson’s 85 receptions are the seventh-most in team history for a single season.
  • Became first player in NFL history with 2+ TD catches in team’s first four games of the season. Currently leads the NFL with 8 touchdowns and leads the NFL in scoring with 48 points.
  • Johnson registered 6 receiving touchdowns for the month of September. He has the most receiving touchdowns by a Lions receiver in the first month of the season. The previous best was 5 touchdown grabs by WR Leonard Thompson in September 1984 (5 games).
  • During the month of October, Johnson led the NFL with 579 receiving yards and 5 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.
  • He registered touchdowns in four of the five games he played this past month, and Johnson is the only player in the NFL with a touchdown reception in four games this past month.
  • Since 1950, Johnson’s 31 receptions in the month of October are a franchise-best. His 579 receiving yards rank second in October in team history, and his 5 receiving touchdowns are tied for third among Lions receivers.
  • Caught 6 passes for 88 yards at Tampa Bay (9/11) along with two touchdown catches.
  • Extended the Lions lead in the second half on a 1-yard toss from QB Matthew Stafford in the corner, it was his second touchdown catch of the game. It marked his fifth career game registering 2 receiving touchdowns, and he became the ninth player in team history to accomplish that feat.
  • On Johnson's second touchdown in the opener, he moved his career total to 35 which placed him into a four-way tie on the Lions career touchdown receptions list with Terry Barr (1957-65), Leonard Thompson (1975-86) and Johnnie Morton (1994-2001). Johnson is now tied for second (with four other Lions) with 35 receiving touchdowns. WR Herman Moore leads the all-time list with 62.
  • Capped the opening drive of the home opener vs. Kansas City (9/18) with a 15-yard reception from QB Matthew Stafford, marking his 36th career touchdown reception. Johnson is now in sole possession of second place on the Lions' all-time career receiving touchdowns list. WR Herman Moore has the team's all-time record with 62.
  • His second touchdown of the game came on a 1-yard, fourth-down pass with 1:17 left in the third quarter. It marks the first time in his career he has scored 2 receiving touchdowns in six or more games. Johnson is now the seventh player in Lions history to record 2 receiving touchdowns in six or more games.
  • Johnson's 2 touchdown passes from Stafford in the game mark the second time in the season's first two games that they have connected for 2 touchdowns. In the last three games that Stafford has started and completed (including last year's win vs. Washington 10/31/10), he has thrown 7 touchdown passes to Johnson.
  • Recorded 7 receptions for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Lions' history 26-23 overtime win at Minnesota (9/25) giving him 6 on the season. His 6 touchdowns are the most receiving scores by a Lions' receiver in the first month of the season. The previous best was 5 touchdown grabs by WR Leonard Thompson in September 1984. It was his third-straight game he has caught 2 touchdowns this year, making him the first player in NFL history to start the season off by catching at least 2 touchdowns in each of the team's first three games. He joins RB Mel Farr (1970) and E Cloyce Box (1952) to score 2 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.
  • His 2 scores of 32 and 5 yards respectively fueled the Lions' comeback, but it was his 40-yard over-the-shoulder, highlight reel catch in overtime to set up the Lions' field goal that gave them the victory.
  • He also had 2 catches against the Vikings of 25+ yards, including a 32-yarder to put the Lions on the board in the second half and the 40-yard grab in overtime to move the ball down to the 14-yard line. He now has 41 career receptions of 25+ yards, and 35 since the beginning of the 2008 season.
  • Moved career total touchdowns to 40 (39 receiving and 1 rushing) to become fifth player in team history with 40 total touchdowns.
  • 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).
  • The last time a Lions’ player scored touchdowns in four consecutive games was WR Roy Williams who registered a five-game stretch to end the 2006 season and begin the 2007 season and is the first Lions player to register touchdowns in four-straight games in the same season since Moore had a four-game stretch in 1998.
  • 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.
  • Johnson’s 73-yard touchdown reception was his fifth career reception of 70+ yards. He tied WR Leonard Thomson (5) for the most 70+-yard receptions in team history.
  • Johnson caught 5 passes for 130 yards with one touchdown, and he surpassed 100 yards for the 15th time in his career. He now is tied with WR Terry Barr (15, 1957-65) for the third-most 100-yard receiving games in Lions history. In the first half, he caught three passes for 100 yards.
  • Finished with 7 receptions for 113 yards vs. San Francisco (10/16), marking his third 100+-yard game of the season (third in the last four games). Surpassed 300 career receptions on his first catch of the game, becoming the fastest to reach that mark (66 games) in Lions history. Also registered his 16th career 100-yard receiving game, the third-most in team history.
  • With is 10th touchdown reception vs. Atlanta (10/23), Johnson because the first player in Lions’ history with 10 touchdown catches in three different seasons. He also caught 12 touchdowns in 2008 and 2010. He joins WR Herman Moore as the only players in team history with 10 touchdown catches in back-to-back seasons. Moore had 11 touchdowns in 1994 and 14 in 1995. Johnson is now the sixth player in NFL history with 10 touchdown receptions though the first 7 games of the season and first since WR Randy Moss had 10 through 7 games for New England in 2007.
  • With 5 receptions for 115 yards vs. the Falcons, Johnson moved into fifth place on the Lions’ all-time receiving list surpassing Hall of Fame TE Charlie Sanders (4,817, 1968-77). He also became the first Lions’ receiver with three-straight 100-yard games since WR German Crowell in 1999. It’s also the first time he’s registered 100 receiving yards in three-straight games.
  • Recorded 6 catches for 125 yards and 1 touchdown at Denver (10/30). He caught a 56-yard pass from Matthew Stafford down the left sideline.
  • He caught his 11th touchdown in the first eight games of the season on a 56-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford. Johnson joins WR Randy Moss as the only players since the 1970 NFL-AFL Merger to record 11 touchdown receptions in the first eight games of the season.
  • By surpassing the 100-yard mark in receiving yards, Johnson now has four straight 100-yard games, and he is the first Lions player to accomplish this feat since WR Herman Moore in 1997. By reaching 100 receiving yards in the game, Johnson tied WR Johnnie Morton for the second-most 100-yard receiving games in team history with 18.
  • He also passed Moore (4,895; 1991-95) for the most receiving yards in a player’s first five seasons with the team. Johnson now has 4,995 career receiving yards.
  • Recorded 7 catches for 81 yards at Chicago (11/13).
  • With a 17-yard catch on the first offensive play of the game at Chicago (11/13), Johnson surpassed 5,000 career receiving yards becoming the fifth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.
  • He reached 5,000 yards faster than anybody else in team history (69 games). He is the first player to do it in their first five seasons with the club.
  • With his second reception vs. the Bears (11/13), he surpassed WR Herman Moore for the second-most receptions for a Lion in their first five seasons with the team.
  • Had 5 catches for 89 yards, including a leaping 30-yard grab over two defenders in the fourth quarter vs. Carolina (11/20). He also added a 26-yard reception in the third quarter.
  • Finished with 4 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown vs. Green Bay (11/24).  He went over the 1,000 yard mark in the game marking the third time in his career he has registered 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. He is the first receiver in Lions history to record 1,000 receiving yards three times (1,331 in 2008 and 1,120 in 2010) in the first five seasons with the team.
  • By catching 12 touchdown passes in three of his first five NFL seasons, Johnson joins 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.
  • Johnson caught 6 passes for 69 yards at New Orleans (12/4) and moved up a few spots on both the team’s career receiving yards and receptions list.
  • He moved past WR Gail Cogdill (5,221; 1960-68) for fourth place and past WR Brett Perriman (5,244; 1991-96) for third place on the team’s career receiving yards list. On his second reception of the game, Johnson surpassed past WR Brett Perriman (334, 1991-95) for the most receptions by a Lions receiver in their first five seasons with the team. He also passed Hall of Fame TE Charlie Sanders (336; 1968-77) for fifth place on the team’s career receptions list.
  • With 29 receiving yards vs. Minnesota (12/11), Johnson (1,121 yards) has surpassed 1,100 yards on the season. He has reached that mark for the third time in his career and for the first time in back-to-back seasons. Johnson and Moore are the only receivers in team history to reach 1,100 yards three times during their career with the Lions, and Johnson is the first to do so three times in his first five seasons.
  • He had a career-high 214 yards on 9 catches and 2 TDs at Oakland (12/18), including a game-winning 6-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 5 catches of over 20 yards.
  • His 214 yards in the game rank third all-time in team history for receiving yards in a game, and that tally is the highest by a Lions receiver since WR Richard Johnson had 248 vs. New Orleans December 3, 1989. It was his first career 200-yard effort and his 19th career 100-yard receiving game. He moved past WR Johnnie Morton (18, 1994-2001) for the second most in team history.
  • Johnson’s 2 touchdown receptions give him a career high with 14 and he is now tied with WR Herman Moore (14 in 1995) for the second-most single-season touchdown receptions in team history.
  • He now has 9 career games with 2+ touchdowns, which tied Moore for most in team history. He also has registered 5 games this year with 2+ receiving touchdowns.
  • Johnson moved into fourth place on the team’s single-season receiving yards list. He now is the first player in team history with two 1,300-yard seasons.
  • By registering 80 receptions, 1,300 yards and 10 TDs (season totals are 81 for 1,335 yards and 13 TDs), Johnson has joined WR Herman Moore (123 for 1,686 and 14 TDs) as the only players in team history to tally those numbers in a single season.
  • Johnson has moved his career total touchdown total to 48, and he moved past RB Billy Sims (47, 1980-84) for third all-time in team history.
  • Finished with 4 catches for 102 yards and 1 touchdown vs. San Diego (12/24). He started the game off on the first offensive play with a 46-yard reception. With 0:31 left in the second quarter, Johnson caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to give the Lions a 24-0 lead heading into the half.
  • Johnson’s touchdown reception was his 15th of the season, which tied the team single-season record set previously by E Cloyce Box in 1952.

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.
  • Recorded 4 receptions for 45 yards in season opener at Chicago (9/12). Made a spectacular reception in the end zone with :31 seconds remaining on the clock, however the play was ruled an incomplete pass.
  • Caught 6 passes for 56 yards, including a long of 21 at Minnesota (9/26). Also added a carry for 2 yards.
  • Third two-touchdown game of his career at Green Bay (10/3), the other two also came against the Packers. Had six receptions for 86 yards.
  • Had four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown (1-yard grab) against St. Louis (10/10). Left game late with shoulder injury.
  • The 146-yard effort at the New York Giants (10/17) was his 10th 100-yard receiving game of his career, becoming the seventh player in team history with 7 100-yard receiving games. His 146 yards are the third-highest single-game tally of his career.
  • Touchdown reception for 87 yards against the Giants was his second longest reception of his career, and became the first Lion to record two 85+-yard receptions in a career.
  • Second 100-yard receiving game of the season against Washington (10/31) with 101 yards. He tied a career high nine catches, and had a career-high three touchdowns in the win (each TD took lead in game). The first time a Lions receiver had three touchdown receptions since Roy Williams November 13, 2005.
  • It marked the fourth time in his career that he caught at least two touchdowns in a game and the first time against a team other than Green Bay.
  • With 3 touchdown receptions, Johnson passed WR Roy Williams (28, 2004-07) for the second-most receiving touchdowns by a Lions receiver in their first four seasons.
  • His 101 yards marks the 11th time in his career that he has recorded 100 yards in a game. He has 100 receiving yards in the past two games (146 at New York Giants 10/17) for a two-game tally of 257 yards.
  • It is the second time in his career that he has recorded 100 yards in back-to-back games and first since he did so in 2008 (107 at Atlanta 9/7/08 and 129 vs. Green Bay 9/14/08).
  • With 101 receiving yards, Johnson passed WR Gail Cogdill (3,534 yards, 1960-63) for the second-most receiving yards by a player in their first four seasons with the Lions.
  • Johnson surpassed WR Brett Perriman (226, 2004-07) for the second-most receptions by a Lions' receiver in their first four seasons with the club.
  • In the four games he played in October, Johnson was quite formidable throughout the month of October as he caught 24 passes for 387 yards and scored 7 touchdowns in the four games the Lions played in the month. He was a critical piece to the Lions going 2-2 in October and winning both home games.
  • Johnson's set a franchise record with 7 receiving touchdowns for the month of October. He broke the previous mark of 6 touchdown receptions by WR Herman Moore in 1995. Johnson also set a franchise record with 7 total touchdowns in October. He broke the previous record of 6 held by QB Dutch Clark (Portsmouth Spartans in 1930, 6 rushing), QB Greg Landry (1972, 6 rushing) and WR Herman Moore (6, 1995).
  • He became the first receiver in the NFL to score 7 touchdowns in October since 2000 (San Francisco WR Terrell Owens, 7; Minnesota WR Randy Moss, 7), and he is the first player to record 7 total touchdowns in the month since 2006 (San Diego RB LaDanian Tomlinson, 8; Kansas City RB Larry Johnson, 10).
  • His 387 receiving yards are the most by a Lions receiver in October since WR Herman Moore registered 415 receiving yards.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Washington (10/31) in Week 8.
  • Had a career high 10 catches for 128 yards and 1 touchdown at Buffalo (11/14). His 10 receptions marked the first time a Lions' receiver caught 10 passes in a game since WR Mike Furrey (11) at Dallas December 31, 2006.
  • Johnson's 128 receiving yards was his 12th career 100-yard receiving game, and third in the past four games. With 12 career 100-yard games, Johnson tied WR Gail Cogdill for the sixth-most career 100-yard receiving games by a Lions' receiver.
  • 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.
  • With 128 receiving yards against the Bills, it pushed his career total to 3,750 yards. He moved past WR Roy Williams (3,652 from 2004-07) for the most receiving yards by a Lions' receiver in the first four years with the club.
  • Caught 6 passes, including one touchdown, for 46 yards at Dallas (11/21). With six receptions vs. the Cowboys, he has now tallied 248 career catches, and he passed WR Roy Williams (245) for most catches by a Lions receiver in their first four years with the club.
  • With a 14-yard touchdown reception at Dallas, he became the first Lions player to register 10 total touchdowns in the first 10 games played in a season since Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders (9 rushing, 1 receiving) in 1991. All 10 of Johnson's touchdowns have been pass receptions, and he is the first Lions receiver to record 10 receiving touchdowns in the first 10 games he played in a season since WR Terry Barr in 1963.
  • Johnson joined Barr and E Leon Hart (1951) as only players in team history with 10 receiving TDs through first 10 games played in a season.
  • By reaching 10 receiving touchdowns in 2010, Johnson became only the third player in Lions history to register 10 receiving touchdowns in two different seasons. Johnson recorded 12 touchdowns in 2008. He joined E Cloyce Box (11 in 1950 and 15 in `1952) and WR Herman Moore (11 in 1994 and 14 in 1995) and the only receivers in franchise history to accomplish this feat.
  • Finished with 4 receptions for a team-high 81 yards and 1 TD vs. New England (11/25). Also added a rush for 15 yards.
  • Touchdown catch in first quarter was Johnson's 32nd career touchdown reception, tying E Cloyce Box (1949-50, 52-53) for the most touchdown catches by a player in their first four seasons with the Lions.
  • He is the first Lions player to score 11 total touchdowns in the first 11 games he played in a season since Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders (14) in 1991. He is the eighth player in team history (11th overall) to record 11 touchdowns in the player's first 11 games of a season.
  • 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.
  • Passed E Cloyce Box (1949-50, '52-53) for most receiving touchdowns in first four season of their career with the Lions with 33.
  • 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.
  • Had a single catch for 44 yards against Green Bay (12/12).
  • Tied career-high with 10 catches at Tampa Bay (12/19) to help guide the team to a 23-20 overtime win on the road. Finished with 152-yards receiving. His 152 receiving yards is the third highest single-game tally of his career.
  • His clutch performance was most apparent on the team's game-tying drive at the end of regulation and in overtime. With 1:39 to play in the game and no timeouts, the team mounted a 10-play, 58-yard drive that set up the game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. On that drive, Johnson caught two passes for 4 and 23 yards on consecutive plays. The 23-yarder moved the ball from the Buccaneers 45-yard line down to the 22-yard line and put the team in great position for a field goal.
  • In overtime, Johnson again put the team in great position for a field goal when he made a highlight, 12-yard reception along the sideline that moved the ball to the Buccaneers 25-yard line as the team faced 3rd down and 8. Four plays later the team kicked a 34-yard game-winning field goal.
  • At Tampa Bay, Johnson surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark and became the first player in Lions history to record 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions in two seasons (also accomplished in 2008).
  • Johnson joined WR Terry Barr (1963-64), WR Brett Perriman (1995-96), WR Herman Moore (1994-97) and WR Johnnie Morton (1997-99, 2001) as the only players in team history with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
  • He also surpassed 4,000 career receiving yards during the team's overtime win against the Buccaneers and reached that mark in 59 games to become the fastest player in team history to reach 4,000 receiving yards (previous best was WR Gail Cogdill in 62 games from 1960-64).
  • Johnson's 152-yard outing was the 13th 100-yard game of his career, moving him into a tied with WR Roy Williams (2004-08) for fifth place on the team's all-time list for 100-yard receiving outings. He also joined E Cloyce Box (3), WR Gail Cogdill (3), WR Leonard Thompson (3), WR Herman Moore (5) and WR Jonnie Morton (3) as the only players in team history with three 150-yard receiving games.
  • Recorded four catches for 52 yards at Miami (12/26) before leaving the game early with an ankle injury.
  • Against the Dolphins, Johnson surpassed 1,100 receiving yards on the season, which marks the second time in his four-year career he has reached 1,100 yards (1,331 in 2008). He joins WR Herman Moore (4 times 1994-97) and WR Johnnie Morton (twice, 1999 and 2001) as the only receivers in team history to record 1,100 receiving yards twice in a season.
  • Did not play (ankle) in final game of season vs. Minnesota (1/2).

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.
  • 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 two 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.
  • Tied season best with eight receptions for 84 yards at Minnesota (11/15).
  • Set a career-high with 161 receiving yards on seven catches (23.0 avg.) in the Lions' 38-37 victory vs. Cleveland (11/22). This was the eighth time in Johnson's career that he has topped 100 yards receiving.
  • 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). The 1-yard score is Johnson's 15th touchdown grab since the beginning of the 2008 season. He is now tied for third among all NFL players for the most touchdown receptions over the past two seasons.
  • Caught six passes for 123 yards and one touchdown at Cincinnati (12/6). Johnson's 54-yard score is his 16th touchdown grab since the beginning of the 2008 season. He is tied for third among all NFL players for the most touchdown receptions over the past two seasons.
  • His 123 yards against the Bengals also marked his ninth career 100-yard game.
  • 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). Johnson is now second all-time amongst Lions leaders for the most receiving yards in their first or second year and second in receiving average with 60+ receptions. He is fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,331), tied for first in receiving touchdowns (12), sixth in yards per reception (17.1) among receivers with 45 receptions, tied for second in 20+-yard receptions (21) and tied for second in 40+-yard receptions (7) and first in 25+-yard touchdown receptions (6).

  • Led receivers with 7 catches for 107 yards at Atlanta (9/7).
  • 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.
  • Led receivers with 4 catches for 85 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception at Minnesota (10/13).
  • 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.
  • His 154 receiving yards rank third out of NFL all-time leaders for the most receiving yards in a game with two-or-fewer receptions.
  • Caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown vs. Washington (10/26). Added one carry for seven yards.
  • Recorded a career high eight receptions for 94 yards at Chicago (11/2).
  • Recorded two catches for 92 yards (46.0 avg) vs. Jacksonville (11/9), a 51-yarder from QB Daunte Culpepper and a 41-yarder from QB Drew Stanton.
  • Led the receivers with six catches for 65 yards (10.8 avg.) and a touchdown at Carolina (11/16).
  • Led receivers with three catches for 66 yards (22.0 avg) and a touchdown vs. Tampa Bay (11/23).
  • Caught three passes for 84 yards, including a long of 70 for a touchdown vs. Minnesota (12/7). With 84 yards Johnson reached 1,055 yards on the season marking the 21st time in team history that a player has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. He is also the fifth player in Lions history to record 1,000 receiving yards in either their first or second year in the league. Johnson's nine touchdowns on the season are the most by a Lions receiver since WR Herman Moore had nine in 1996.
  • Caught a career high nine catches at Indianapolis (12/14) for 110 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown catch was Johnson's sixth 25+-yard reception for a touchdown this season (NFL high). Johnson has 10 touchdowns on the season, the most by a Lions' receiver since Herman Moore recorded 14 in 1995. He is also now tied for seventh with Gail Cogdill for touchdowns in a season.
  • Johnson recorded his second career multi reception game at Green Bay (12/28) and now has 12 touchdowns on the season, which is tied for fifth with WR Cloyce Box and WR Herman Moore amongst Lions' touchdown leaders in a single-season. Johnson is also the first player to score 12 touchdowns in a season since WR James Stewart scored 11 (10 rush, 1 receiving) in 2000.
  • Johnson also became the second receiver in Lions' history with 70 receptions, 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns in a single season. The first to do so was WR Herman Moore in 1995 (123 receptions, 1,686 yards and 14 touchdowns).

2007: Was impressive in his first NFL season, registering 48 receptions for 756 yards (15.8 avg.) and four touchdowns. He also has notched a 32-yard rushing touchdown on a reverse. Tied for third among rookies with five touchdowns (four passing, 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 seven 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.
  • Started and made two catches for 58 yards (29.0 avg.), including an acrobatic 39-yard grab in double-coverage that set up the Lions' second touchdown, before leaving the game with a back injury at Philadelphia (9/23).
  • Inactive against Chicago (9/30) with a back injury.
  • Returned to action at Washington (10/7), making one catch for three yards.
  • Made an impact against Tampa Bay (10/21), starting at wide receiver while catching two passes for 37 yards (18.5 avg.) and rushing for the Lions' second touchdown of the day on a 32-yard reverse in which he broke three tackles.
  • Johnson dominated a critical second-quarter series at Chicago (10/28), catching two passes for 44 yards to secure first downs. Johnson then took an end around 11 yards for another first down, setting up a RB Kevin Jones rushing touchdown on the next play.
  • Against Denver (11/4), Johnson had three receptions for 47 yards (15.7 avg.).
  • Made three catches for 37 yards at Arizona (11/11).
  • Had a leaping 35-yard touchdown grab to highlight a three catch, 45-yard performance against the New York Giants (11/18).
  • Grabbed a career-high seven passes for 83 yards and a touchdown against Green Bay (11/22) on Thanksgiving.
  • Caught five passes for 51 yards vs. Dallas (12/9).
  • Johnson had his first career 100-yard receiving game at San Diego (12/16), catching five passes for 102 yards (including a career-long 49-yard catch).
  • Had two key receptions for 47 yards on the Lions' first scoring drive against Kansas City (12/23) which led to a T.J. Duckett rushing touchdown. Also rushed once for two yards.
  • Made four receptions for 54 yards at Green Bay (12/30).

COLLEGE:

  • 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 seven-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:

  • Full name is Calvin Johnson and was born September 25, 1985.
  • Parents are Calvin and Arica Johnson.
  • Majored in Building Construction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • First-team all-state selection (Class AAAA) by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was Tabbed to the AJC's preseason Super 11.
  • 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.
  • Coached by Rodney Walker at Sandy Creek High.

JOHNSON'S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Receptions: 10 (twice) Last at TB 12/19/10
  • Receiving Yards: 161 vs Cle 11/22/09
  • Long Reception: 96t at Hou 10/19/08
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 3 vs. Was 10/31/10
  • Long Rush: 32t vs. TB 10/21/07
  • Rushing Attempts: 2 at SF 12/27/09
  • Rushing Yards: 32 (twice) Last at SF 12/27/09
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. TB 10/21/07

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