The Catholic Defender meets Kansas City Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
I told JuJu that I was glad to see his knee injury had healed enough for him to play in the Super Bowl. I also told him to stay safe and be healthy as we will need him next year.
JuJu also suffered a concussion against the jacksonville jaguars
( Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was seen laughing among teammates in the Kansas City locker room Sunday, shortly after he sustained a concussion during a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars that raised questions about how to police helmet-to-helmet hits.)
JuJu came to the Chiefs in the off season and through the year became an effective offensive weapon along side of Travis Kelcy giving Quarterback Patrick Mahomes another deep threat.
Early years. Smith-Schuster began playing football at the age of eight. He changed his name in football program listings in 2012 from "John" to "JuJu," a nickname an aunt gave him when he was young, and legally changed his last name from "Smith" to "Smith-Schuster" while in college as a tribute to his step-father.
On the football field you will identify Juju wearing # 9 Jersy
In the Super Bowl Win Juju had 7 receptions at 53 yds. All very important for the Kansas City Chief Victory!
Smith-Schuster is the holder of several NFL records, including being the youngest player to reach 2,500 career receiving yards and the first player to have two offensive touchdowns of at least 97 yards.
He also holds several Steelers franchise records. Off the field, he is also known for his social media presence and affinity for TikTok.
In 2019, Smith-Schuster was ranked as one of the NFL's most marketable players
Words from JuJU:
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"
It all starts off on the field. In any sport, that's how you catch people's attention. From there, you kinda show your fans, your following, what kind of person you are and your personality. I let the field work do its work.
I like playing inside. I just love the physicalness of being in the box with the bigger guys. That's just something that's part of my game.
The reason I created a YouTube channel was because I can connect on a more personal level and be more detailed, within 10 minutes, of my life and what I do on a daily basis.
I just want to let people know that JuJu is all about football. He's focused on football. But at the same time, I've gotta live my life, too.
Mike Tomlin, man, is one of the realest coaches out there. He keeps everything real; he keeps it 100. He doesn't lie to you. He doesn't sugarcoat anything. And that's what I like about him.
When you play football, you want to see something like a trick play or something that is very exciting. You want to give the crowd something to be happy about.
Smith-Schuster began playing football at the age of eight. He changed his name in football program listings in 2012 from "John" to "JuJu," a nickname an aunt gave him when he was young, and legally changed his last name from "Smith" to "Smith-Schuster" while in college as a tribute to his step-father.
Smith-Schuster signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 20, 2022, He scored his first touchdown as a member of the Chiefs on October 16, 2022
Youngest receiver to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a season (2018)
Longest touchdown reception in franchise history (97 yards)
Fewest games needed to reach 1,500 career receiving yards (21)
He is the second-eldest of seven children and identifies as a Christian.