Calvin Johnson Retires as Owner of Multiple NFL Records

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 9, 2016

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 27: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on December 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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With the official announcement of his retirement on Tuesday morning, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will finish his career as the owner of multiple NFL records, though he likely could have added a few more to the list if he'd kept playing.

Most notably, he set the NFL single-season mark for receiving yards in 2012, catching 122 passes for 1,964 yards, albeit with just five touchdowns.

The 2012 campaign marked his third of six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to finish out his career, with Johnson averaging a remarkable 1,425 receiving yards over that span.

Per Sportsnet Stats, Johnson holds the NFL records for most consecutive 100-yard receiving games (eight), most receiving yards in a five-game span (861) and most consecutive games with 10 or more catches (four), having set each of those marks during his historic 2012 campaign.

He was also the quickest to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in league history, needing just 115 games to hit the milestone.

Johnson only made 20 more appearances after that point, ultimately finishing his career with 731 receptions for 11,619 receiving yards and 83 touchdowns in 135 regular-season games, which works out as a per-game average of 5.4 catches for 86 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

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