Calvin Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame, joins rare group of first-ballot WRs

DETROIT — Calvin Johnson is going to Canton. Johnson, the leading receiver in Detroit Lions history, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in voting that was announced Saturday at the NFL Honors show. Johnson is the seventh receiver selected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, the third in the past 25 years, and the first modern-era Lions player elected since Barry Sanders. He joins Randy Moss (Class of 2018), Jerry Rice (2010), Steve Largent (1995), Paul Warfield (1983), Lance Alworth (1978) and Raymond Berry (1973) as receivers to get in on their first try. Johnson’s candidacy ge…

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