Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall Of Fame

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 class. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson now finds himself in the Hall of Fame and will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, along with many of the game’s greats.

The Detroit Lions saw Calvin Johnson get inducted as a first-time eligible player after his nine-year career in the Honolulu blue and silver uniforms. His long time career here found him ending with plenty of success, making him an obvious lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

There were eight total players inducted in this year’s class that has some very recognizable names at the top. It was Alan Faneca, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, and Calvin who made the cut from the modern-era finalists. Also in the 2021 class is Tom Flores, Bill Nunn, and Drew Pearson, who all joined the group of inductees as well.

Megatron will become the 22nd Lions player to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame after his election as a part of 2021’s class. His nine-year career in Detroit may have come to a sudden end, but that does not change the fact that he was one of this organization’s beloved players.

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson joins eight others who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 2021 class.

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The Lions are entering a new era, with a new coaching regime, a new front office, and then a big trade; however, Megatron is a part of the past.

While there were only two postseason appearances during Johnson’s time here, he caught plenty of passes from Matthew Stafford, who has recently been moved to the Los Angeles Rams.

But, looking back on Johnson’s career, there is an exciting list of accolades he compiled.

Johnson was a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro over the course of his career. He was also named to the Hall of Fame’s All-2010 Team.

In terms of statistics, Johnson finished his career playing 135 games for the Lions, where he had 731 receptions for 11,619 receptions, catching 83 touchdowns. Johnson recorded five seasons where he had 1,200 receiving yards or more.

After the 2015 season, Johnson would hang up the cleats and retire from football. Johnson has had a plethora of injuries that have left his hands mangled. The 35-year old also suffered an ankle injury that was detrimental to his career at the end of it.

Johnson’s career in Detroit was incredible; he finds himself in the Lions’ historical leaderboards for receptions, receiving touchdowns, targets, and yards. Johnson now finds himself as an everlasting part of football’s history with his induction.

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Congratulations to Calvin Johnson on being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the class of 2021.