Georgia Tech football legend, wide receiver Calvin Johnson will be honored by the university on November 10th when the Jackets are scheduled to play the University of Miami.
Georgia Tech legend Calvin Johnson will be going into the College Football Hall of Fame soon but before he does, Georgia Tech itself will be honoring Johnson for his achievement. On Tuesday, it was announced that prior to the Jackets showdown against the University of Miami on November 10th, they will be honoring Johnson. The National Football Foundation announced on Tuesday the plans for 13 of the 14 new members of the Hall of Fame to be honored at their respective schools.
Johnson will be one of 14 former players/coaches that will be inducted in this year’s ceremony. The other 13 members selected were the following;
- RB Trevor Cobb – Rice
- QB Kerry Collins – Penn State
- QB Dave Dickinson – Montana
- LB Dana Howard – Illinois
- RB Paul Palmer – Temple
- S Ed Reed – Miami
- OL Matt Stinchcomb – Georgia
- OG Aaron Taylor – Nebraska
- DB Charles Woodson – Michigan
- Frank Beamer
- Mack Brown
- Mel Tjeerdsma
Johnson was a member of the 2004 recruiting class and is the only five-star recruit to ever commit to the Yellow Jackets. He was ranked as the nation’s 23rd best player, fifth best wide receiver, and third best player in the state of Georgia.
Johnson played right away once he got on campus and had a tremendous freshman season that jumped started his career. The Tyrone, Georgia native had 48-receptions for 837-yards and seven touchdowns that season. In his sophomore season, Johnson followed up his freshman numbers with a 54-reception, 888-yard season that saw him tack on an additional six touchdowns. It would be his junior season however that put him on the radar as a potential first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
In his junior season (his last at Tech), Johnson had 76 receptions for 1,202-yards, and 15 touchdowns eclipsing his career total entering the 2006 season. He ultimately finished his career on The Flats with 178-receptions, 2,927-yards, and 29 touchdowns. His career receiving yards and touchdowns are the most in Georgia Tech history while his reception total is just 17 receptions behind Kelly Campbell’s program record of 195.
Johnson would go onto be the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and would become of the most dominant wide receivers the NFL has ever seen. He retired following the 2015 season with 731 receptions for 11,619-yards and 96 touchdowns.