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VIDEO: E:60 Profiles Calvin Johnson


On Tuesday night, ESPN's season premiere of E:60 aired. For those unfamiliar with the show, each episode of E:60 extensively delves into a few specific stories. This week's show, for example, focused on Hope Solo, Jamil Pollard and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

The piece on Johnson lasted 14 minutes and essentially chronicled his life and career as a football player. The feature included interviews with his family and focused on Johnson telling stories about his life growing up. Among the things covered in the piece were how Johnson wasn't actually allowed to play football until a certain age, how he was offered a large sum of money to play minor league baseball, his decision to go to Georgia Tech, his decision to leave for the NFL and how tough it was to go through the 0-16 season with the Lions in 2008.

The feature on Johnson was really well done and serves as a different look at the man known as Megatron. You can check it out after the jump.

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