JuJu Smith-Schuster wins AFC special teams player of the week

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Steelers rookie wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster already had an offensive player of the week award on his shelf.

Now he has the special teams version, so he can use them as bookends (or at least he could if there was a physical award to go with the recognition).

Smith-Schuster was named AFC special teams player of the week for his 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

That gave him 265 all-purpose yards, since he also caught nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown.

The youngest player in the league (21) has had a brilliant rookie year, with 58 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, while playing with a couple of guys named Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell who tend to get the ball a lot and hog up a lot of the stats.

10 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster wins AFC special teams player of the week

  1. Pittsburgh really knows how to pick WR’s. I can think of only one bust recently (Limas Sweed). Meanwhile the Browns have soft party boy scissored handed bust Corey Coleman. I hope Dorsey holds everyone accountable for that pick and others and boots them out the door pronto.

  2. albloch says:Ryan Allen had 5 of 8 punts inside the 20, including 3 inside the 5

    First off, who is Ryan Allen. Second, Schuster’s return won the game. Third, when is the last time a punter won a spec teams award for doing his job?

  3. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am
    Kid has skills. Now if he can maintain a solid work ethic and stay out of trouble, and stay off twitter, he could have a few more of these.


    Can’t tell if this is a misguided attempt at a backhanded compliment or not.

    Given the drama on that team this year, JJSS has been a bright spot. Positive attitude and comes off as humble. On top of that, he’s more productive than most expected (few Steeler fans wanted a WR when he was drafted) and he’s taken his role in the WR corps in stride. Only stupid thing he’s done was that taunt on Burfict after lighting him up, which I hope was a one-time thing (hasn’t done it otherwise). I like the physicality, but hate taunting.

  4. I wish Ju Ju would have laid on top of Burfict and counted him in out like in Pro Wrestling, much like Greg Lloyd did to Al Toon in 1989.
    Also, fire Todd Haley

  5. What an incredible young talent, he is so fun to watch.
    Well done young man. Stay humble and keep doing what you do.

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