Interesting Facts You May Not Know About: Former NFL Player Calvin Johnson

Okay, so I was the tall kid in class, ever since I was like 9 or 10 (for some reason, I experienced a growth spurt very early on in life). Being the tall kid at such a young age, you get picked on quite a lot, almost mercilessly by just about everyone (except other tall kids, obviously). However, once you get to your early teens, things start to change. People start fearing you and wanting to be tall like you and this comes as a pretty nice surprise and a smooth change of pace. Then, the people at school start to notice and they basically force you to join every sports team the school has to offer. Sorry, flashbacks. Some people enjoy this, but if you’re not so active, it can be quite tedious. However, there are tall people who are born to be athletes and born to be part of such teams, people who truly love their respective games.

One such person is Calvin Johnson. Now, Johnson is just a tad taller than I was, having been around 6 feet tall from the time he was 11 feet. That must have intimidated a lot of his peers growing up. Calvin Johnson, of course, is most famous for being a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, which is part of the NFL, and he has gone on to achieve an enormous amount of success. At the age of 31, he decided to leave the NFL behind and retire. Who knows what he’ll get up to next?

Here are 5 Interesting Facts About Calvin Johnson You May Not Know

Calvin Johnson Signed One Of The Largest Sports Contracts Ever

This was such a rare victory. After playing for the Lions for many years, he was offered $132 Million to extend his contract. This was back in 2012. Can you imagine earning that much money to do what you love doing the most? If I knew I could make that much, I might have actually stayed on the sports teams in school.

His Nickname Is Megatron

We all know who Megatron is. The infamous villain of “Transformers”. An apt nickname for such a formidable wide receiver.

Andrew Gardner Was One Of His High School Teammates

Fellow NFL player Andrew Gardner knew Calvin in school as they were teammates on the same sports team.

Fifa Is Johnson’s Favorite Videogame

Not so surprising. “Fifa” is loved by many people, not just athletes, but one can understand their fondness for the game. Now, all we have to figure out is which team is his favorite. Hmmm…

Calvin Johnson Net Worth

Calvin Johnson has an estimated Net Worth of $30 Million.