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VIDEO: Watch an emotional Calvin Johnson receive the news he’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Watch the moment Calvin Johnson saw his career finally get the respect it deserved.

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It’s a special moment to be announced to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you’re just the seventh wide receiver in NFL history to get into the Hall on their first eligible year... it’s even more special.

For Calvin Johnson, that hypothetical scenario became a reality this week when he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021. He became the 22nd player to have played for the Lions and earn that special designation, and the most recent Lions player since Barry Sanders.

As always, the induction is announced to the player by an in-person visit from C. David Baker, the president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thankfully, CBS camera crews were on hand for the moment Megatron got the fantastic news so we can all watch.

We’re not all that accustomed to seeing Calvin Johnson show a lot of emotion, but understandably, this moment was far too big—even for a man who stands 6-foot-5-inches tall.

Congrats, Megatron. You’re a legend.

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