He is simply known as “Megatron” because of his physical attributes: size, speed, strength, leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination. The nickname was given to Lions receiver Calvin Johnson by former teammate, Roy Williams his rookie season and probably even the original Transformer will agree that he has lived up to that name.
Following the 2010 season, Johnson was the recipient of the Lions/Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association/Pro Football Writers Association (Detroit Chapter) Media-Friendly Good Guy Award, which has lead to numerous product endorsements off the field such as Acura, Eastbay and was recently named the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete. Go to any magazine store and you will see him gracing the covers of almost every fantasy football magazine this season.
With almost 50 touchdowns in his short career, Johnson signed an 8-year extension worth $132 million with the Detroit Lions, making him the highest-paid receiver in the league.
He has been blessed to play with Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Stafford and a young Lions team that is going to cause fear in opposing defenses for many years to come. Megatron should also a first round pick for your upcoming fantasy football league this season. He doesn’t disappoint!
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