Not Don Knotts.
There is no doubt that because of genetic limits you will never have the calves that can bring you a prize. I know a lot of athletes who have spent literally years trying to increase the size of their lower legs, but could not do it. However, almost every serious-minded athlete can significantly increase the functional strength of his calves. A muscle growth will come in time - but even increased strength calves at 20 or 30% will give you a lot.
Powerlifters have long recognized the stabilizing function of calves during squats, and the first thing I said to Bill "Peanuts" West, looking at my immature legs at the sight of which I wanted to cry, that if I had plenty of lower legs, this "pillow" would help me out of the deep squat with a heavier weight.
Many athletes train lower legs for a while, and then give up out of desperation, limiting future sets to 2-3 negligently performed calf raises 1-3 times a week. Others, not wanting to give up completely, add to this the raises on toes while seated - but with the exception of those who have the calf genetics, which have already been well developed, I hear a lot of these athletes say, "I was not destined to have great calves"