Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had a great first career prime time game Sunday night against the Detroit Lions and he’s now been rewarded by the NFL for it.

According to Randall Liu, the NFL’s Senior Director of Football Communications, Smith-Schuster has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 8.

Against the Lions, Smith-Schuster caught 7 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown. His score, a 97-yard reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, came in the third quarter and is now the longest scoring passing play in the history of the franchise.

At 20 years of age, Smith-Schuster is now the youngest player to win an Offensive Player of the Week Award. He is also the first Steelers rookie to earn the honor since Roethlisberger did so in 2004.

Smith-Schuster’s 193 yards receiving against the Lions set a single game career high for him. That also was the second-most single game receiving yards recorded by a rookie in team history.

  • NCSteel

    You wanna little sauce on that crow Martavis or will you just eat it straight up ?

  • Orlysteel

    Prodigy.

  • PapaJuju

    And who was saying it was wrong to bench Martavis? I think it worked out perfect.

  • PapaJuju

    I also think there was a little bit of Ben telling MB that he can spread the ball around if you know where you are supposed to be.

  • Chad Weiss

    Glad to see everyone who was so against this pick come around. Unless you were screaming for Kareem Hunt Steelers seemed to have nailed this pick.

  • dany

    Weird that Bryant Bell or Santonio never got even one of those awards

  • francesco

    It was that one play of 97 yards that sealed this honor.

  • Woodsworld

    Great recommendation, Lynn Swann, who recommended the Steelers draft him.

  • Gautama Om

    When Martavis Bryant returns to form, this offense will be unstoppable.

    AB and Bryant on the outside, JuJu in the slot, and Bell being a dual threat.