Two former Lions named to NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team

Detroit Lions stars Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh will have a permanent place in National Football League history for their elite performance on the playing field.

Johnson and Suh were voted to the 2010s All-Decade team, announced Monday by the NFL.

Johnson, nicknamed "Megatron" as a rookie for his supernatural athletic ability, set receiving records in a nine-year career that began when he was drafted second overall by the Lions in 2007.

Suh, also drafted second overall by the Lions in 2010, was a dominating defensive tackle. Suh played his first five seasons with the Lions before departing as a free agent in 2015. He made four Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro three times as a Lion.

Johnson was one of the most spectacular big-play receivers in NFL history. Johnson made six Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro three times before retiring after the 2015 season.

He set the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season with 1,964 in 2012, a mark that still stands. It was held at the time by Jerry Rice, with 1,848 set in 1995.

Johnson led the NFL in touchdown catches with 12 in 2008, in receiving yards twice (1,681 in 2011 and the record of 1,964 in 2012) and in receptions with 122 in 2012.

Johnson is now eligible for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The vote to determine the 2021 class is scheduled for Feb. 6, the day before Super Bowl LV.

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