Calvin Johnson s parents always told their children to learn as much as they could. Calvin followed this advice when he decided to go to college at Georgia Tech. But he was also learning on the football field. Standing at six feet five inches tall, Calvin s size definitely helped in the sport. But he also had enormous talent. The Detroit Lions saw that talent in 2007 when they drafted him into the NFL. In 2011, the Lions made it into the playoffs with Calvin s help. It was the first time in more than ten years that the team had played in a playoff game. With a new deal signed in 2012, it looks like Calvin will be helping the Lions win for many years to come.