Saturday, December 22, 2012

Calvin Johnson, Jr.

Calvin Johnson, Jr. is a Wide Receiver for the Detroit Lions. Calvin's nickname is "Megatron". He was born in Newnan, Georgia and played his college career at Georgia Tech University. Calvin Johnson, Jr. is a Michigan Light for his role in starting a charity to help youth in Detroit as well as Atlanta.

Football Career: Calvin Johnson has demonstrated success with the Detroit Lions.  The Detroit Lions picked him with the 2nd overall pick in 2007. His career statistics are on his player page at  On March 14, 2012, Calvin Johnson signed a 7 year contract extension that will keep him a Detroit Lion through the 2019 season (Source). On December 22, 2012, Calvin Johnson broke the record for most receiving yards in a season that was previously held by Jerry Rice (Source).  It's not too early to start mentioning the Detroit wide receiver as a future hall of famer.

Charitable Work: In May, 2008, Calvin Johnson formed the Calvin Johnson, Jr. Foundation to help youth in Atlanta and Detroit. His charitable focus in 2010 was to help Metro Detroit graduating senior football players with college scholarships (Source). Here is a video where Calvin Johnson announces his foundation.

To keep up with Calvin Johnson on Social Media be sure and follow his Official Twitter Account @Bigplaycj. You can also visit Calvin Johnson's Wikipedia Page.

Special thanks to Calvin Johnson, Jr. for being a Michigan Light. His contribution to Michigan has brightened the day of many a Detroit Lion fan of all ages and his charitable work is making a difference for youth in Detroit and Atlanta.

Michigan Light honors diverse heroes who are light in the state of Michigan.

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