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Calvin Johnson breaks NFL single-season receiving record
They call Calvin Johnson “Megatron” because of his ability to consistently produce highlight material worthy of the big screen. But in the season’s next-to-last game, Johnson added a little substance to that style by breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record.
On December 22, Johnson finished the game against Atlanta with 1,892 receiving yards for the season. In that same game, he set the NFL records for consecutive 100-yard games (8) and consecutive games with 10 or more receptions (4). Johnson also tied Michael Irvin’s record for most 100-yard games in a season (11).
But records have never been the focus for this athlete whose church upbringing has molded him into a steady man of faith.
“As NFL players, we have such a platform to spread the Word of God,” Johnson once told FCA Magazine. “And that is an area I don’t mind speaking out on at all. As far as talking about my football skills, however, I will let my abilities and actions speak for themselves.”
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