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Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week For Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had quite a rookie season and he has now capped it off by being named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17.

Smith-Schuster, who caught 9 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers Sunday home regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns, also returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the 28-24 win. His return came with 10:42 left in the third quarter following a Browns touchdown that tied the game at 21. The USC product and second-round draft pick this year also returned another kickoff in Sunday’s game for 26 yards.

Smith-Schuster’s touchdown return was the Steelers first on a kickoff since 2010 when wide receiver Antonio Brown returned one 89 yards against the Tennessee Titans.

Smith-Schuster, who was named the Steelers rookie of the year for 2017 a few weeks ago, was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Week earlier this year for his Week 8 performance against the Detroit Lions.

Smith-Schuster ended the regular season with 58 catches for 917 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for the season. His 917 receiving yards set a new Steelers rookie yardage record.

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