The man was known as Megatron, and he helped redefine the position that he starred in during his years in the Motor City.
And today just happens to be his 35th birthday.
The Detroit Lions wished former wide receiver Calvin Johnson a happy birthday this morning via social media, including a highlight tribute video:
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 29, 2020
Among his career accolades include sporting the best three year stretch by a receiver in NFL history. A three time All-Pro selection, he holds the NFL season record for receiving yards with 1,964.
His relationship with the Lions since calling it a career in 2016, however, has been strained.
Could this be the first step towards a reconciliation between the two sides?