Father and son played a quick game of catch at the Steelers’ game this last Sunday. Wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster launched a perfect spiral at his dad in the stands after scoring a touchdown. The ball is a birthday gift for his father.
Hopefully the NFL overlooked this one and didn’t give him the normal $7,000 fine for throwing a football into the stands.
Fans shared excitement over this touching act between father and son on the field.
This wasn’t the first time Smith-Schuster was in the news for his acts of kindness toward his parent. In 2019, he bought his stepfather a brand-new truck.
According to the LA Times, the player even legally changed his last name to include Schuster after his stepfather had become a crucial figure in his life.
The Steelers won their game against the Bengals last night with a final score of 36-10.
According to ESPN, Smith-Schuster had a total of nine receptions, 77 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
More attention is on Smith-Schuster because he has been putting up some great numbers. He has also been getting the ball delivered to him more by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“Increasingly, that trade has involved a lot of the dirty work. Smith-Schuster has been getting fed a lot of underneath, shallow routes, on which he is asked to use his size and physicality to produce yards after the catch through contact. By and large, he has been able to do that, which is why they keep turning to him, particularly in crucial moments,” according to Steelers Depot.
He remains tied for the fourth-most first-down receptions on third-down targets this season.
The Hype Man
Smith-Schuster is a bit of a bad boy racking up the fines, apparently.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver posted a letter from the league informing him he was being fined for violating the NFL’s Uniform and Equipment Rules, specifically that “your stockings failed to cover your lower leg” against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7,” ESPN said.
This skin reveal will cost him $5,000.
His position as the team hype man, priceless.
The Steelers next game is Nov. 22 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with limited in-person attendance.