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Johnson Earns Third ACC Rookie Award

Nov. 15, 2004

ATLANTA–Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech’s sensational freshman wide receiver, was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after the Yellow Jackets’ 30-10 win over Connecticut.

The 6-4, 225-pounder had six catches for a season-best 131 yards against the Huskies. In doing so, he set the Tech freshman record for receiving yards in a season.

Johnson now has 36 catches for 624 yards on the season, ranking second in the ACC in receiving yards per game and third in receptions per game. His six touchdown catches are second in the league.

The only ACC freshman ever to record more receiving yards in a season was NC State’s Koren Robinson with 853 in 1999.

Johnson also won the Rookie of the Week Award following Tech’s wins over Clemson and Duke.

TOP SEASONS BY ACC FRESHMEN

RECEIVING YARDS Koren Robinson, NCS, 1999 853 Calvin Johnson, GaT, 2004 624 Octavus Barnes, UNC, 1994 609 Greg Lester, GaT, 1987 593

TOP SEASONS BY TECH FRESHMEN RECEPTIONS Robert Lavette (rb), 1981 45 Calvin Johnson (wr), 2004 36

RECEIVING YARDS Calvin Johnson (wr), 2004 624 Greg Lester (wr), 1987 593

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

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED Robert Lavette (rb), 1981 7 Kerry Watkins, 1999 (Fr.-R) 6 Calvin Johnson, 2004 6

TOP RECEIVING GAMES BY TECH FRESHMEN RECEPTIONS Robert Lavette (rb) vs. Notre Dame, 1981 14 (50) Calvin Johnson vs. Clemson, 2004 8 (127) Greg Lester vs. Duke, 1987 7 (193)

RECEIVING YARDS Greg Lester vs. Duke, 1987 193 (7) Calvin Johnson vs. Connecticut, 2004 131 (6) Calvin Johnson vs. Clemson, 2004 127 (8) Greg Lester vs. Auburn, 1987 107 (4) Derrick Steagall vs. Wake Forest, 1993 105 (5)

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS Calvin Johnson vs. Clemson, 2004 3

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