JuJu Smith-Schuster scored 25 touchdowns during his three seasons at USC, but because college football doesn’t allow players to celebrate after scoring he had to keep his emotions to himself. Not anymore.
Now a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Smith-Schuster is making the most of the NFL’s relaxation on celebration rules. Smith-Schuster commemorated his third-career TD catch Sunday against the Bengals in style:
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 22, 2017
Smith-Schuster was wide open on his 31-yard TD reception from Ben Roethlisberger that gave the Steelers a 14-7 lead over the Bengals early in the second quarter. He was able to jog into the end zone but opted to kick it up a notch by chasing teammate Le’Veon Bell and he found him “hiding” behind the goal post.
It’s been a strong rookie season for Smith-Schuster, who finished with two catches for 39 yards and the score. His season numbers (17 catches, 231 yards, three TDs) puts him in rare company for someone his age:
Steelers rookie Ju Ju Smith-Schuster has three career TD receptions, most in NFL history by a player before his 21st birthday.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) October 22, 2017