NFL: JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER - POLYNESIAN PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
It's been another huge year for Samoan NFL player Juju Smith-Schuster. At the end of last month, he was voted by his Pittsburgh Steelers team-mates as their 2018 MVP and today he was announced as the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year by the Polynesian Pro Football Hall of Fame for the 2nd consecutive year.
Check out his year in review in the video above.
The Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding professional football player of Polynesian Ancestry. Arizona Cardinals Offensive Guard Mike Iupati was selected as the inaugural recipient in 2015, Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota was selected as the recipient in 2016 and Smith-Schuster also received the award in 2017.
The 6 foot 2, 215-pound, Smith-Schuster was born in Long Beach, California and is of Samoan heritage. He is in his 2nd season out of the University of Southern California. Smith-Schuster (Wide receiver & return specialist) finished the season tied for 6th in the NFL with 111 catches, 5th in the NFL with 1,426 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns and had 8 100-yard receiving games.
Check out his top 5 Steelers plays in the 2018 season below
Take a look back at the moment he was drafted into the NFL surrounded by family & friends in Newport Beach, California in 2017.
And meet the Schuster aiga and his siblings here