Georgia Tech

Calvin Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Calvin Johnson

Megatron is heading to Canton.

Georgia Tech legend and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 on Saturday night.

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This is the first year of eligibility for Johnson, who grew up in Tyrone, Georgia and attended Sandy Creek High School.

At Georgia Tech, Johnson was named a First Team All-American twice. He caught 178 passes for 2,927 yards and 28 touchdowns in three seasons.

The Detroit Lions selected Johnson as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft and he played all nine of his NFL seasons in Detroit.

He is the Lions’ all-time franchise leader in career receptions (731), career receiving touchdowns (83) and receiving yards (11,619). Johnson had his best year in 2012 when he set the NFL single-season record with 1,964 receiving yards.

Only two other players from Georgia Tech have been inducted into the Hall of Fame: Joe Guyon in 1966 and Billy Shaw in 1999.

When he is inducted in August, Johnson will be 35 years old, making him only the third player to be inducted at 35 years or younger according to ESPN.


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