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9 Facts About Calvin Johnson

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Calvin Johnson Jr. is a former American football wide receiver.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is the key player in most of the passing plays.

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He was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, and played for the Lions for all of his professional career.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

The 2007 National Football League draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on April 28 and April 29, 2007.

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit.

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He previously played college football at Georgia Tech, where he was twice recognized as an All-American.

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.

This article is about the concept in sports teams.

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On March 14, 2012, Johnson signed an eight-year, US$132 million contract extension with the Lions, one of the largest sports contracts ever.

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Johnson had a rare combination of size, catching ability, speed, strength, leaping ability, and body control.

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His nickname, "Megatron", a Transformers character, was given to him by Lions teammate Roy Williams, and the name caught on with fans.

Megatron is a character from the Transformers franchise, created by Hasbro in 1984, based on a toy design by Takara.

Transformers is a Japanese-American media franchise produced by toy company Hasbro and toy company Takara Tomy.

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On December 22, 2012, Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yards, which had previously been 1,848, and finished the 2012 season with 1,964 yards, an average of almost 123 yards per game.

Jerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.

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In that same game versus the Atlanta Falcons, Johnson also set the NFL records for consecutive 100-yard games and consecutive games with 10 or more receptions.

Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878.

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He tied Michael Irvin's record for most 100-yard games in a season with 11.

Michael Jerome Irvin is a retired American football player, actor, and sports commentator.

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