Pro Football Hall Of Fame 2021 Inductee: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson on January 1, 2012, playing against the Green Bay Packers By Mike Morbeck, CC BY-SA 2.0, https

The annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fameโ€™s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm EY tabulated all votes during the virtual meeting.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during โ€œthe greatest gathering of footballโ€ inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.


Wide Receiver โ€ฆ 6-5, 237 โ€ฆ Georgia Tech โ€ฆ 2007-2015 Detroit Lions

9 seasons, 135 games โ€ฆ Second overall selection of 2007 NFL Draft by Lions โ€ฆ Dominant wide receiver during his nine-season NFL career โ€ฆ Selected second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, where he played his entire professional football career โ€ฆ Started in 130 of his 135 career games โ€ฆ Nicknamed โ€œMegatronโ€ for strong, robotic like abilities on the field โ€ฆ Seven seasons with 1,000-plus receiving yards โ€ฆ Earned NFL pass receiving yardage titles in 2011 and 2012 โ€ฆ At time of retirement in 2015, held NFL records for receiving yards in a season (1,964 yards in 2012) and most consecutive games with a 100 or more receiving yards (8) โ€ฆ Still holds the Lionsโ€™ record for most receptions (731) and receiving yards (11,619) โ€ฆ Career stats include 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdownsโ€ฆ Earned Pro Bowl honors six consecutive years (2011-16) โ€ฆ First-Team All-Pro three times; second team once โ€ฆ Selected to the NFLโ€™s All-Decade Team of the 2010s โ€ฆ Born Sept. 29, 1985 in Tyrone, Georgia.


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