The Pittsburgh Steelers may have found their newest star at wide receiver.
He’s JuJu Smith-Schuster and he racked up 193 receiving yards on just seven catches and scored a 97-yard touchdown on Sunday in a 20-15 win over Detroit.
Smith-Schuster is just 20 years old and was a second-round pick (62nd overall) out of USC. He’s the youngest Steelers player to ever put up a 100-yard game and teammate Le’Veon Bell told ESPN.com that he’s “best player ever under 21” and that “for him to be 20 and play the way he plays is unbelievable. He can block, catch the ball short, go balls, mentally in the game, best player ever under 21.”
This was clearly a breakout — if not career — game for Schuster, who entered the game with just 12 catches this month and had a high of just 58 yards. For the year, he’s got 24 catches for 424 yards and four TDs.
On cardboard, there’s plenty to choose from thanks to his USC ties and an appearance at this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere. He’s got nearly 1,000 different cards already and more than 500 certified autos. He’s also got more than 20 different Rookie Cards as he can be found in pretty much any 2017 products.
We’re sure you can think of a few Steelers receivers who have made a mark in the league and are popular when it comes to cardboard. Plays like that 97-yarder just might have him targeted by his QB, Ben Roethlisberger, even more.
“I didn’t know he had that much speed,” Roethlisberger told ESPN.com. “He said he didn’t either.”
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