JuJu Smith-Schuster is the First Player Since the 1930's to Achieve This Incredible Feat
JuJu Smith-Schuster had a down year in 2019, but that doesn't change the fact that he's had an incredible start to his NFL career.
Highlighting just how much potential he has already shown, it took him only two NFL season to accomplish something that only one other player in NFL history — Gaynell Tinsley, in the 1930's — ever accomplished.
Smith-Schuster and Tinsley are the only two players in NFL history to record multiple receiving touchdowns of at least 97 yards.
JuJu did it once in each of his first two NFL seasons, setting (and then tying) the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise record for the longest reception.
Smith-Schuster was also the youngest player to ever do it (both times), catching one at 20 and one at 21 years old. The next-youngest is a tie between Tinsley, Ahmad Rashad and Brandin Cooks, who all did it at 22 years old.
Even with his down year in 2019, Smith-Schuster also ranks third in NFL history for receiving yards before turning 23 years old. His 2,343 trail only Josh Gordon (2,451) and randy Moss (2,726).
With Ben Roethlisberger back at the helm, it's hard to imagine we don't get a bounce-back campaign from JuJu in 2020 as he looks to return to the elite trajectory he was on to start his career.
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