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Calvin Johnson: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Wide Receivers (Football Biography Books)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
Number of pages: 138
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In Calvin Johnson: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Wide Receivers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of football's premier wide receivers, Calvin Johnson. Since joining the NFL as the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Calvin Johnson has solidified his legacy as one of the most impressive wide receivers to ever play the game, holding the Lions' franchise records for most receiving touchdowns in a single season, most receiving touchdowns in an overall career, and most receiving yards in a career
His retirement from professional football after nine seasons marks the end of nearly a decade of dominance by Johnson.
While Calvin Johnson may now be retired from professional football, his legacy remains one of sheer brilliance. In this book, we'll explore Calvin's journey into the NFL, his greatest moments, and what makes him one of the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:Childhood and Early Years High School Football College Football Calvin Johnson's NFL Career Johnson’s Retirement from the NFL How Johnson Compares to All-Time Greatest Receivers Johnson’s Charitable Work Personal Life Johnson’s Overall Legacy
An excerpt from the book:
There are only so many athletes in professional sports who some experts might call “freaks of nature.” The Detroit Lions have had two of them in their franchise history. The first was Barry Sanders, who ran from 1989 to 1998 and collected more than 15,000 rushing yards. He had retired near the prime of his career, not long after having a season with 2,053 yards and 11 touchdowns in the 1997 season. Back then, some people wondered why he would leave professional football while still showing signs of being one of the best running backs that were playing at the time. Many people felt it was because the franchise only went to the playoffs five times with just one win that sent the Lions to the NFC Championship.
Detroit would have another chance of having another freak of nature athlete that would prove be arguably the best wide receiver the NFL has ever seen. It all started in 2007 when Calvin Johnson, Jr. would enter the league with a lot of attention coming out of Georgia Institute of Technology – better known as Georgia Tech – as a junior, and many thought he was the top prospect in the 2007 NFL Draft. It took some time, but Johnson would become a target for the Lions who many would describe as a total package that started with having the size that made him tower over the defending cornerbacks and safeties around the league – he was six-foot-five, weighed just under 240 pounds, and had colossal hands. But unlike most men his height and size, Johnson was faster than with a 40-yard dash time of under 4.4 seconds. It was no surprise that he was a genuinely special kind of athlete, which many of his coaches would say publically, including Jim Schwartz – a former head coach who had a chance to work with Johnson during his first playoff run in 2011. But it was also noticed by other coaches, like Chan Gailey, who commented that Johnson was a bigger and faster player than anyone else he had ever played with – whether it was in high school, college, or even in the NFL. “It was a total mismatch,” Gailey said.
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