Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson Jr., is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for nine seasons with the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Georgia Tech, where he was a two-time All-American, and was selected by the Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Calvin Johnson is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League throughout his professional career. Johnson was nicknamed “Megatron” by his teammate Roy Williams after a Transformers character. Johnson is widely recognized as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time though he retired at an early age of 30 in 2016.

What is Calvin Johnson Famous for?

  •  Calvin Johnson is famous as the greatest wide receivers of all time.
  • Best known as the former player of Detroit Lions.


When and Where was Calvin Johnson Born?

Calvin Johnson was born on September 29, 1985, in Newnan, Georgia, United States. His birth name is Calvin Johnson Jr. His nationality is American. Johnson belongs to Black ethnicity while Libra is his zodiac sign.

Calvin Johnson is the son of Calvin Johnson Sr.(father) and Arica Johnson(mother). His mother is a doctor.  Johnson was raised along with three siblings: a brother Wali Johnson, and two sisters Erica Johnson, and Elan Johnson.

Johnson attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. He was always interested in sports as he was a three-year starter as a wide receiver for the Patriots football team. During his school days, he was a letterman in football and a baseball standout.

He played a great game in all of his sophomore years, junior year and senior year.

Johnson was even rated among the nation’s top 10 wide receivers and top 100 players, No. 4 wide receiver and the best player in Georgia. He later attended the Georgia Institute of Technology to study engineering where he played for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team.

He also won the “Biletnikoff Award”, the Paul Warfield Award and was also named the ACC Player of the Year in 2006.


When Did Calvin Johnson Start His Professional Career?

  • Calvin Johnson kicked off his professional career after he got selected as the second pick overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Johnson attended Reebok’s NFL Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.
  • Later, on August 3, 2007, Johnson signed a six-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
  • On September 7, 2008, Johnson faced the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
  • Johnson was selected to the first Pro Bowl of his career in the 2010 season.
  • He made a career-high 1,681 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns which was the second-best season of his NFL career.
  • On March 14, 2012, Johnson signed an eight-year extension with the Detroit Lions.
  • Johnson was also named a starter for the NFC in the Pro Bowl at Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Johnson was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl, but due to his injury, he couldn’t play it.
  • On November 27, 2014, Johnson became the fastest player to reach 10,000 receiving yards in NFL history at the time against the Chicago Bears.
  • On March 8, 2016, Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL after 9 seasons.
  • Johnson then competed on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars and finished in third place.
  • In August 2019, Johnson was named to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association.
  • Johnson also announced a partnership with Harvard University to study the effects of cannabis.


Who is Calvin Johnson Married to?

Calvin Johnson is married to his long-time girlfriend, Brittney McNorton. McNortn used to work with the Detroit Lions before she dated Johnson. Johnson got engaged to McNorton in March 2015 and later got married in June 2016 at Metro Detroit.

Calvin even has a son named Calvin Jr. who was born in 2013 from his previous relationship with Shallyn Blanton.

Currently, the couple resides in Atlanta.  In February 2019, the couple was granted to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Michigan.


How Much Does Calvin Johnson Earn?

The 33 years old player, Calvin Johnson has a well-managed career life and through which he has managed to get a great fortune of amount throughout his career life. Considering all the hard works and time that Calvin Johnson has put on his career as a wide receiver of the Detroit Lions he has managed to amass million dollars. Johnson enjoys the fortune which is estimated to be $85 million.

Johnson even had signed a six-year deal worth of $64 million with the Detroit Lions making him the highest-paid player in Lions history ever back in 2007. In 2012, he signed a long-term contract worth $132 million with the US $60 million guaranteed.  Johnson currently receives an annual salary of $22.5 million.

According to several sources, he earned $45 million from his career until now. With all the fortunes in million dollars, Johnson has managed to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.


How Tall is Calvin Johnson?

The dark, tall and handsome hunk Calvin Johnson has a well maintained perfect masculine body physique. Being an athlete, Johnson has paid more attention to his health and more to his body. Johnson has a great height as he stands tall with a height of 6ft. 5inch.(1.96m).

Besides, Johnson was already 6 feet tall when he was in his middle school and he was already 6ft. 4inch. when he was in grade 10.

Johnson has a bodyweight of 108kg(237 lbs). Johnson has black hair and dark brown eyes. He also has a tattoo of Jesus on his left arm and a Christian cross on his right arm.

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