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Johnson Earns Second ACC Rookie Award

Oct. 18, 2004

True freshman wide receiver Calvin Johnson earned his second Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week Award after catching two touchdown passes in Georgia Tech’s 24-7 victory over Duke.

The 6-4, 225-pounder from Tyrone, Ga., hauled in a 20-yard touchdown from quarterback Reggie Ball and then a 13-yard scoring pass from tailback P.J. Daniels. He totalled six receptions for 92 yards in the game.

Also named ACC Rookie of the Week after catching three touchdowns against Clemson, Johnson is Tech’s leading receiver with 23 catches for 395 yards and five touchdowns. He leads all ACC freshmen in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and also ranks among the nation’s top freshmen receivers.

TOP RECEIVING SEASONS BY TECH FRESHMEN

RECEPTIONS 45, Robert Lavette (rb), 1981 33, Greg Lester (wr), 1987 33 33, Kerry Watkins (wr), 1999 (Fr.-R) 24, Derrick Steagall (wr), 1993 23, Calvin Johnson (wr), 2004

RECEIVING YARDS 593, Greg Lester (wr), 1987 476, Kerry Watkins (wr), 1999 (Fr.-R) 395, Calvin Johnson (wr), 2004 385, Derrick Steagall (wr), 1999 307, Robert Lavette (rb), 1981

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 6, Kerry Watkins, 1999 (Fr.-R) 5, Calvin Johnson, 2004

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