CANTON, OHIO - AUGUST 08: Calvin Johnson (R), a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021, poses with his presenter Derrick Moore during the induction ceremony for the NFL Hall of Fame at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 8, 2021 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Ron Schwane-Pool/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend, and he gave his acceptance speech in front of some familiar faces, from former coaches and teammates to former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

“Lions fans and the city of Detroit, when we were 0-16 you never stopped showing up. You were disappointed, but you never stopped showing up,” Johnson said. “Every week, you showed up. And this motivated me to do the same thing for you. You loved me and my family unconditionally over these 15 years. I want you to know Michigan is our home, Detroit is our city and Lions fans are our pride.”

Johnson played his full NFL career with the Lions. He’s on the the third player to become a member of the Hall before turning 36.

Watch the Hall of Fame induction speech below. Congrats, Johnson!

Calvin Johnson's 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Speech

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