Calvin Johnson is a former American football player who has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. He was a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and played his entire career in the National Football League for the Lions. He has held various records, during his professional career in the NFL. Johnson also used to play college football for Georgia Tech. He announced his retirement from NFL in 2016.
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Biography & Wiki
Calvin Johnson Jr. was born on September 29, 1985, to Arica Johnson and Calvin Johnson Sr. in Newnan Georgia.
He did his schooling from Sandy Creek High School located in Tyrone, Georgia. In school, he was an excellent football and baseball player. He was rated among one of the top 10 receivers in America.
Johnson went to Georgia Institute of Technology for his college. He played college football from 2004 to 2006 for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In college, he won the ACC Player of the Year Award in 2006 and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2004. His college statistics include 1,202 receiving yards with 28 touchdowns in 38 games.
In 2016, Calvin Johnson got married to Brittney McNorton. The couple lives in Atlanta. Johnson has got a son from his previous relationship.
In the 2007 NFL Draft, Calvin Johnson was selected by the Detroit Lions. He attended the NFL Rookie Premiere of Reebok in Los Angeles. In August 2007, he signed a contract for six years with the Detroit Lions. In the 2007 season, he made 15.8 yards with 48 catches.
He missed the 2008 Pro Bowl and finished the 2009 season with five touchdowns, 67 receptions, and 984 yards. Calvin Johnson made 77 receptions for 12 touchdowns and 1,120 yards in the 2011 season.
In 2012, Calvin Johnson signed an eight-year extension contract with the Detroit Lions. In December 2012, he broke the record of Jerry Rice’s receiving yards in a single season. He finished the season with 1,964 receiving yards with 5 touchdowns. He caught 14 out of 16 passes in October 2013, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Johnson became the fastest player for reaching 10,000 receiving yards in the history of NFL in November 2014. In 2015, he finished the season with 1214 yards and 88 receptions. In his career, Johnson has achieved 11,619 receiving yards with 83 touchdowns.
After retiring from football, Johnson became a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2016. He was partnered with Lindsay Arnold and finished third in the competition. He has also funded for a film entitled ‘Real Love’.
Awards & Achievements
Calvin Johnson has won the 2006 Paul Warfield Trophy and has also received the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2006. He has made six times in the Pro Bowl. He was also named as the ACC Player of the Year in 2006. He has been the receptions leader and receiving touchdowns leader of NFL in 2012 and 2008 respectively. Johnson is also a twice receiving yards leader of NFL.
Net Worth of Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million as of 2017. Much of his wealth comes from his career as a professional football player. His contract signing in 2007 was worth $64 million. In 2012, the extension contract was worth $132 million and became the highest paid receiver in the league.
Calvin Johnson is considered one of the most popular football wide receiver in the world. He has set many records with his career with the Detroit Lions in the NFL. He is also popular among his fans outside the football world and was placed third in Dancing with the Stars. Johnson has been impressive football players right from his early childhood and has received many honors in his college days.