Calvin Johnson Megatron Nickname Origin: Why?

I noticed that Calvin Johnson is called Megatron, a cool nickname if you ask me.
What is the origin of the Megatron nickname and why is Calvin Johnson named like that?
I assume that the nickname comes from the animated series Transformers that was then made into 3 movies.
But why is Calvin Johnson referred as Megatron? Did he come with the name himself or was it idea of someone else?

asked by Dominic in Other - Sports | 14135 views | 10-05-2011 at 02:45 AM

The origin of the name? It was his former teammate Roy Williams who gave Calvin Johnson the Megatron nickname because of his size and big hands.
He's named after Megatron, the character from Transformers, who's basically a giant beast.
His size, shape, stature, and freakish athletic ability makes him considered as Megatron.
Calvin Johnson is almost 6 6 and weights 240 pounds. His hands are absolutely huge.
I think it is an appropriate nickname for such a huge guy like Calvin Johnson.

answered by Cooper | 10-05-2011 at 02:46 AM

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