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Calvin Johnson has retired from the NFL

Is Calvin Johnson a first ballot Hall of Famer?

Is Calvin Johnson a first ballot Hall of Famer?

It is official, Calvin Johnson has retired from the NFL.

Johnson has already filed his retirement papers with the NFL today in advance of the new League year, so it’s official.

The Lions will likely place him on the reserve/retired list in the coming days.

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) | Twitter 2 mins agoView on Twitter
The #Lions announce that Calvin Johnson has retired.
Career highlights and awards

  • 6× Pro Bowl (2010–2015)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2011–2013)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (2011, 2012)
  • 3x NFC Receiving yards leader (2011–2013)
  • 2× NFC receiving touchdowns leader (2010, 2011)
  • 10,000 Receiving Yards Club
  • NFL single-season record for most receiving yards (1,964, 2012)
  • Second most all time receiving yards in a game (329)
  • One of two players in NFL history with 5,000+ receiving yards in a 3-year period (Antonio Brown)
  • Pro football record for most career games with 200+ receiving yards (5, tied with Lance Alworth)
  • Detroit Lions all-time career leader in receiving yards and touchdowns
  • Fastest receiver to reach 10,000 receiving yards


  • First-team All-American (2005, 2006)
  • First-team All-ACC (2004–2006)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2006)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award (2006)
  • Paul Warfield Trophy (2006)
  • Other college awards and honors
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 731
Receiving yards: 11,619
Receiving TDs: 83

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