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Five Fun Facts About Calvin Johnson Of The Detroit Lions

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 11, 2013

Calvin Johnson has been one of the top receivers in the NFL for years. He makes everyone on his team better and he can always be counted on to turn in a quality performance. Here is a look at some fun facts about this great player.

Money Time!

As a freshman at Georgia Tech in 2004, Calvin Johnson had a 3 TD game in a 28-24 win against Clemson. Two of those three touchdowns came in the last 1:50 of the game.

5 Yards? 5 Yards?

The 2011 season saw Calvin Johnson rack up 1,681 receiving yards. This put him just five yards short of the Detroit Lions single season team record of 1,686 that had been set by Herman Moore in 1995. Not to worry though. He broke that record with room to spare when he caught 1,964 yards worth of passes in 2012.

Just One… And Barely

As a rookie in the NFL in 2007, Calvin Johnson had just one 100 yard game. That came in the 14th game of the season, a Lions loss to the Chargers, when he caught 5 passes for 102 yards.

Lucky Number 14!

On October 27, 2013, Calvin Johnson caught 14 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown in a Lions win over the Cowboys. These 14 catches tied him with Herman Moore for the most ever by a Detroit receiver in one game. Moore’s big day came in 1995 in a home win against the Bears.

How Many Before?

Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford are a dangerous combination that defenses around the league always have to look out for. Prior to catching his first touchdown pass from Stafford though, how many different Lions quarterbacks had thrown TD passes to Megatron? The answer is four: Jon Kitna, J.T. O’Sullivan, Dan Orlovsky, and Daunte Culpepper.

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