JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER

JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER

HOMETOWN: Long Beach, CA

DATE OF BIRTH: November 22, 1996

COLLEGE: University of South Carolina

POSITION: Wide Receiver

TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers

 

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In a Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns, Smith-Schuster had a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown. He also had nine catches for 143 yards and one touchdown in that game. With his performance, Smith-Schuster became the youngest player in NFL history to have over 1,000 all-purpose yards and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • On October 29, 2017, Smith-Schuster made a season-high seven receptions for 193 receiving yards and scored a 97-yard touchdown against the Detroit Lions. The 97-yard touchdown reception was the longest pass play in team history. His performance in Week 8 earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week
  • On October 29, 2017, Smith-Schuster recorded a single-game career best in receptions (7) and receiving yards (193) including a career-long 97-yard touchdown. This was the longest pass play in Steelers history and ties as the longest offensive play in team history
  • In Week 7 of the 2017-2018 season, Smith-Schuster caught his third touchdown pass of the season, becoming the first player in NFL history to score three touchdowns before the age of 21
  • Smith-Schuster surpassed Mike Wallace for the fourth-most receiving yards by a rookie in Steelers history on December 25, 2017
  • Drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the University of Southern California, Smith-Schuster made his NFL debut in September of 2017
  • While playing for USC, Smith-Schuster led the Trojans to a 10-win season and a thrilling 52-49 victory in the 2017 Rose Bowl

AWARDS:

  • Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team (2017)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie of the Year (2017)
  • Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year (2017)
  • All-Pac-12 First-Team (2015)

OFF FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In December 2017, Smith-Schuster hosted in a special screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for local youth in Pittsburgh
  • Smith-Schuster is known for his big personality and contagious sense of humor, which have made him a social media sensation
  • Smith-Schuster enjoys playing videos games (especially Call of Duty and Fortnite), cooking, riding his bike and hanging out with his French Bulldog “Boujee”

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