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    JuJu Smith Schuster surprised to be recognized in London

    Posted by Darin Gantt on July 3, 2019, 7:37 AM EDT

    The guy who figures to catch a lot of passes from Big Ben was surprised to be recognized in the shadow of the original Big Ben this week.

    Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was part of the NFL’s outreach event in London this week,

    “I was surprised to know how many people know me,” he said, via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “People come up to me and show love. They’re like, ‘You’re actually here.’ That’s happened like four, five, six times since I’ve been here.”

    Smith-Schuster better get used to the attention. With Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell gone, he’s going to become the main target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and carry a much bigger public profile. That is likely fine with the outgoing Smith-Schuster, who enjoyed playing tourist before returning home to get ready for training camp.

    “Yes, it’s my first trip to the U.K., and, yes, I saw Big Ben, but it’s under construction,” he said. “I’m going to take a picture of it and send it to Ben.”

    There was no word how long he was stuck in the traffic circle, and how many times he saw Parliament.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/03/juju-smith-schuster-surprised-to-be-recognized-in-london/
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    The JuJu Smith-Schuster experience is on point in London

    5:08 AM ET

    Jeremy Fowler
    ESPN Staff Writer

    PITTSBURGH -- English breakfast is "fire," the fish and chips are "not good" and the interest in football is "so cool."

    Those are among JuJu Smith-Schuster's hot takes from London, where he's appearing this week as an ambassador for NFL Academy at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The league plays a minimum of two games per year in Tottenham, and Smith-Schuster and a handful of NFL players are coaching and teaching hundreds of teenagers who want to learn the game through intensive training.

    Turns out Smith-Schuster's marketability and branding in the states carries overseas.

    "I was surprised how many guys know me," said Smith-Schuster about spending time in the city. "In the states people come up to me and show some love. But here, when I walk down the streets of the U.K. and they come up to me ... It happened four, five, six times the first day here. They show so much love. It’s awesome."

    As Smith-Schuster has developed into a Pro Bowl receiver in two NFL seasons, his profile off the field has grown. He's among the most active players on social media, his JuJu TV channel on YouTube has nearly 800,000 subscribers, and he's turned a love for video games into marketing deals.

    But Smith-Schuster's focus in London is more personalized than that.


    IT'S LITTTT! ����@TeamJuJu #NFLAcademy pic.twitter.com/88uoGkJZjP
    — NFL Academy (@NFLAcademy) July 2, 2019


    "I want (the students) to see a guy who is super authentic, pretty much who gives back to the community and can help out a lot," Smith-Schuster said. "To be out here with the kids and show them I care so much. They want to learn. I am able to show them I care about them and American football."

    Smith-Schuster said he spotted Big Ben in London and will snap a picture to show his Big Ben, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But first he imparted his football wisdom to a large group. Smith-Schuster estimated more than 1,000 locals showed up to the Academy event.

    "When they told me about this, I accepted right away," Smith-Schuster said. "Giving back to the community, especially the young kids out here starting American football and teaching them at the NFL Academy and what (the game is) all about and being a part of it, it’s amazing."

    https://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/30940/the-juju-smith-schuster-experience-is-on-point-in-london
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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