Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Calvin Johnson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Johnson, the leading receiver in Detroit Lions history, was elected on Saturday night during the NFL Honors show.

He is the first modern-era Lions player elected since Barry Sanders.

The former Detroit Lions star becomes just the sixth wide receiver to be enshrined his first year on the ballot, joining Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Steve Largent, Paul Warfield and Raymond Berry.

Johnson, nick-named “Megatron”, played nine seasons with the Lions. ┬áHe made All-Pro three times and was a Pro Bowler six times. He finished with 731 receptions, 11,619 receiving yards and 83 receiving touchdowns.

He becomes the 17th player to make the Hall of Fame who is considered to have played all of his career with the Lions, or a significant portion of it.