With a dogged determination and a machine-like physiology in speed and strength, no wonder fellow football players nicknamed Calvin Johnson “Megatron.” But all greatness has to start somewhere. For Johnson, the Detroit Lions‘ Wide Receiver, hints of his eminence on the football field came during his adolescent years in Sandy Creek High School. Being the only high school in the small town of Tyrone, Georgia, Johnson quickly gained recognition by his junior year when he caught 34 receptions for 646 yards and led the Sandy Creek Patriots to their first regional championship title in 2003. Johnson further cemented his legacy with 40 receptions for 736 yards in 2004 and helped the Patriots to their second regional title.
In celebration of his humble beginnings and current oversized achievements, Nike partnered with CJ to create his own Nike Football Collection this 4th of July. With the Nike CJ 81 Trainer Max in White/Red/Navy as its centerpiece, the collection also includes the CJ Logo Tee, “Good To Great” Graphic Tee, CJ SCHS Hat, and more… every item with references to Independence Day and the Sandy Creek Patriots’ colors of red, white, and blue. Part of The Game Plan by Champs Sports initiative, the Nike CJ Megatron Sandy Creek Collection will be available online, through the recently opened Nike Yardline chain or Champs Sports retail location near you starting on June 29th.
CJ 81 Trainer Max – ‘White/Red/Navy’- $120
When CJ was interviewed at his collection launch party at Champs Sports, he was quoted, “As a kid you see Jordans and wonder what that feels like to have your own shoe, and the fact that I have one is really surreal.” These are a must have.
CJ Logo Tee –‘White/Red/Navy’- $32
Stand for greatness with this Megatron shield.
Good to Great Tee – ‘Grey/Navy/Red’- $32
From a young Calvin Johnson at Sandy Creek, to an NFL icon- strive for perfection with this tee.
CJ Shoe Tee ‘Navy/White/Red’ – $32
Remind the haters what you have on your feet.
Big Numbers Tee- ‘Navy/White/Red’- $25
This tee speaks for Megatron’s record breaking 1,964 receiving yards in 2012.
CJ SCHS Hat- ‘Navy/White/Red’- $32
Rock this Megatron snapback to cap off the Sandy Creek fit.
Nike Sequlizer Short ‘Red/White/Black’- $35
How does some Nike shorts sound to go with your new Sandy Creek fit?