Regardless of what is going on with his relationship with the Detroit Lions, Calvin Johnson being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend is reason to celebrate. For nine years, he gave us a reason to watch Detroit Lions football when there largely wasn’t any other reason to do so. Every game, every snap was an opportunity to see something special that you wouldn’t be able to see in any of the other 15 games going on that week.
On Friday night, Johnson was awarded the iconic gold jacket that all Hall of Fame members receive once inducted. Johnson holds a special place in NFL history as just the seventh wide receiver to be inducted as a first ballot Hall of Famer.
In his NFL career, Johnson amassed 11,619 yards, 83 receiving touchdowns, and he still holds the record for most receiving yards in a season (1,964).
Here is the iconic moment of him receiving his Hall of Fame jacket. He will give his Hall of Fame speech on Sunday night, live on ESPN and NFL Network.
.@calvinjohnsonjr receives his Gold Jacket from his presenter and former teammate, Derrick Moore.#PFHOF21 | @Lions pic.twitter.com/jUnUyReOz5— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) August 7, 2021