While he was rumored to be on his way out of the game for several months prior to his announcement, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson called it a career on March 8, 2016, after nine outstanding seasons. To say his career was decorated would be quite the understatement; despite hanging up his cleats at age 30, Johnson is in the top 30 all-time in receiving yards. He has amassed more yards over his first nine seasons in the league than all but two receivers in history. He also owns the single-season record for receiving yards.
It’s safe to say that a player with his combination of size (6'5'', 240 pounds) and speed (a 4.35 40-yard dash coming out of college) is a once-in-a-generation talent and one we should take the time to appreciate now that he’s called it quits.
As you might have guessed, Johnson produced his fair share of highlight-reel catches. Lion’s quarterbacks looked to him in the games’ biggest moments throughout his career, and time and time again Megatron delivered. Whether it was during the regular season or playoffs, you could always count on No. 81 to pull off something absolutely spectacular. As we reflect back on his Hall of Fame-caliber career, here is a look at Megatron's 10 Greatest Catches.
We only included his highlights from his NFL career. But in case you were wondering, he could do things like this in college, too.