Former Georgia Tech Football star Calvin Johnson is getting closer to his rightful place in Canton.
Former Georgia Tech standout Calvin Johnson Jr moved one step closer to immortality on Tuesday. The six-time Pro Bowler was named a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in just his first year of eligibility.
Johnson Sr came to The Flats as part of Georgia Tech’s 2004 recruiting class. The Tyrone, GA native was a five-star recruit and is easily the Yellow Jackets best recruit of all-time.
The man who has was appropriately nicknamed “Megatron” during his nine-year NFL career entered the NFL in 2007 after three seasons with the Yellow Jackets. He finished his career on The Flats with 178 receptions, 2,927-yards, and 28 touchdowns. His junior season saw Johnson earn numerous accolades including being an All-American, the ACC Player of the Year, and the Biletnikoff Award winner. It was a tremendous way to cap off his career with the Yellow Jackets. In 2018, he was named a College Football Hall of Famer, in his first year of eligibility.
Johnson would go on to be drafted No.2 overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2007 NFL Draft and would play with Detroit during his entire career. In his nine seasons, he was a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro selection. He set the NFL single season receiving yards record in 2012 with 1,964-yards. We could go on and on about Johnson’s accolades but you likely already know them. During his career, Johnskn was simply dominant and was by far the best wide receiver in the game. He finished his NFL career with 713 receptions, 11,619-yards, and 83 touchdowns.
Now, it will be a waiting game for Johnson, his family, and his fans. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced their 2021 class on Febuary 6 during the NFL Honors with the enshrinement ceremony currently set for August 8.