Calvin Johnson, Jr. (born September 25, 1985 in Tyrone, Georgia) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.
Johnson has a rare combination of size (6 ft. 5 in., 236 lb/ 196 cm, 107 kg), speed (4.35 sec 40-yard dash), strength, leaping ability (more than 45 in or 110 cm vertical jump), body control and hand–eye coordination. It is often mentioned that he is also very humble and well-mannered, and did well academically at Georgia Tech. He has been nicknamed "Megatron" by Lions coaches and fans.
Johnson was born to Calvin and Arica Johnson on September 25, 1985 in Tyrone, Georgia. Johnson was 6 feet tall in middle school, and 6 feet 4 inches in 10th grade. He attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three year starter as a wide receiver. As a sophomore, he made 34 receptions for 646 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, Johnson caught 40 passes for 736 yards and eight touchdowns.