Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Story Behind Former Georgia Tech and NFL Record Setting Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson

The former Georgia Tech star known as Megatron set a new receiving yards in a single season record last night breaking the mark held by Jerry Rice.

The former Yellow Jacket was heavily recruited, but Rivals ranked him as 4 start recruit and their 6th best WR nationally in 2004 behind Early Doucet, Cameron Colvin (who?), Fred Davis, Lance Leggett, and Xavier Carter. Scout did a little better pegging Johnson as a 5 star and third best receiver.

But Johnson was hardly considering an NFL career when he was catching passes at Sandy Creek High School just south of Atlanta. "Professional football wasn't even on the radar at the time", education and staying close to home was the biggest draw for Johnson.

Watch Calvin Johnson's story from E:60 (and Johnson's top 5 catches while at Georgia Tech)

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