Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster surprises parents with new house
Steelers fans might have noticed that Smith-Schuster, 23, shared a video of the surprise Monday on Twitter and YouTube.
This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and a dream come true! I’ve wanted to do this for so long, finally being able to do this is just unbelievable to me. Check out the video! ➡️ https://t.co/7sNIZ1J5S0 pic.twitter.com/qysVCWgUhn
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) July 6, 2020
A fourth-year receiver entering the 2020 NFL season, Smith-Schuster has turned into the speedy No. 1 pass option on offense for the Steelers following the departure of star wideout Antonio Brown, with whom he even beefed on social media in the past following the departure.
During the 2018 campaign for the Steelers, the former second-round selection of the 2017 draft amassed 1,426 receiving yards on 111 catches, scoring seven touchdowns in his sophomore season.
Smith-Schuster had a bit of a down year this past season, only appearing in 12 games and totaling 552 receiving yards on a Steelers squad that failed to make the postseason following veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger going down in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks and requiring season-ending elbow surgery.
Smith-Schuster is poised to be the top receiving target for the Steelers again in 2020, though, with Roethlisberger returning healthy. Even though he has yet to sign a second NFL contract, the fourth-year receiver paid in full for his parents’ new house while still enjoying his rookie contract.
The Steelers selected Smith-Schuster with the 62nd overall pick back in 2017.
Meanwhile, draft classmate Patrick Mahomes signed a massive, $450-plus million contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. As a receiver, Smith-Schuster’s next deal for the Steelers will be nowhere close to that extension, but he can be sure with great talent will afford more income to spend on himself and his supportive family.