Calvin Johnson Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American footballer Calvin Johnson, Jr. was born on the 29 September 1985 in Newnan, Georgia in the United States.
Calvin Johnson was educated at Sandy Creek High School, Tyrone, Georgia before enrolling at Georgia Institute of Technology. He played college football and his exceptional talent as a footballer was recognized.
In 2004 Calvin Johnson was selected for the first team for the All-Atlantic Coast Conference and was the leading receiver. In his sophomore year, 2005, he won first-team All-American honors. He earned it again in 2006 and was also a semi-finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff award. Johnson’s college record for receiving yards is 2,927.
Between 2007 and 2015 Calvin Johnson played for the Detroit Lions and retired on the 8 March 2016. During this time if broke some NFL and Lions franchise records including Fastest to 11,000 receiving yards (127 games), most consecutive games with at least ten receptions, most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards, fastest to 10,000 NFL receiving yards (115 games).
He is a practicing Christian.
Calvin Johnson married his girlfriend, Brittney McNorton in June 2016.
Awards And Achievements
Calvin Johnson was the recipient of some college awards including First-Team Freshman All-American (2004), All-American (2005, 2006).
First-Team Atlantic Coast Conference (2004, 2005 & 2006). ACC Rookie of the Year (2004) and ACC Player of the Year (2006). He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2006 and the Paul Warfield Trophy in 2006.
Post-retirement Calvin Johnson has worked on a water sanitation project in Bolivia.