Calvin Johnson, Jr.

Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson, Jr. was born in Newnan, Georgia. After an outstanding career at Georgia Tech where he was a two-time All-American, Johnson was drafted second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, the team where he played for his entire professional career. Nicknamed “Megatron,” (after a Transformers character by one of his teammates) he is regarded, by many, as one of the greatest wide receivers of all-time despite his retirement after only nine seasons. During his career, Johnson was named to six Pro Bowls and was a three-time First team All-Pro. Johnson holds numerous Lions pass receiving records including: career receptions - 731, receiving yards - 11,619, receiving touchdowns - 83, most receiving yards in a single game in regulation - 329. Johnson also holds a number of NFL receiving records, most receiving yards in a single season - 1,964 yards (2012), fastest to 11,000 NFL receiving yards (127 games), most consecutive games with at least 10 receptions (4), most 100 yard receiving games in a single season (11, tied with Michael Irvin), most season with 1600 yards receiving - 2 (tied with 3 others). Johnson announced his retirement in 2016.