Juju Smith-Schuster's rise to the league's elite wide receiver conversation started in 2017. The first true breakout game of his career in a road game against the Detroit Lions, where he set a Pittsburgh Steelers record in just his eighth game as a pro.
With the Steelers backed up to their own 3-yard line and facing a 3rd-and-9, the Steelers went for it all. Ben Roethlisberger threw a ball to Smith-Schuster, who had evaded the defense and was streaking down the field. Smith-Schuster made the catch and was off to the races.
Smith-Schuster easily outran three Lions defenders and barely broke stride on his way to the end zone. The third quarter score put the Steelers up 20-12 and sealed an eventual 20-15 victory. Smith-Schuster had 10 catches for 193 yards in the game, which was the first 100-yard game of his career. It also broke Mike Wallace's previous record of 95 yards.
Smith-Schuster would actually go on to score yet another franchise-tying, record-long 97-yard touchdown against the Denver Broncos in 2018. His catch-and-run ability remains unmatched by the league.
After racking up 1,426 receiving yards en route to his first Pro Bowl in 2018, Smith-Schuster established himself as one of the most talented young receivers in football.
However, while quarterback uncertainty and injuries hampered him in 2019, he looks set for a bounce-back season in 2020.
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