JuJu Smith-Schuster Re-Enacts His Hit On Vontaze Burfict That Got Him A Suspension For TD Celebration
JuJu Smith-Schuster is pretty young but he’s already probably the best in the game all-time when it comes to touchdown celebrations. This week Smith-Schuster hilariously re-enacted his hit and taunt of Vontaze Burfict which earned him a one week suspension.
Here’s the celebration.
And here’s the hit.
A lot of preparation goes into Smith-Schuster’s celebration.
Here’s how it works: Bell and Smith-Schuster each keep a list of their favorite celebrations in the notes section of their iPhones. The two started these lists after the success of the hide-and-seek routine in Week 6, which was spontaneously agreed upon coming out of the Heinz Field tunnel.
But players will typically brainstorm the ideas on Fridays in the locker room. The Steelers want to incorporate teammates, so Bell and Smith-Schuster and others will let, say, the offensive linemen know about the plan and hope they join when the touchdown happens.
Antonio Brown, known as one of the league’s most trustworthy celebrators, is involved in the brainstorming sessions but is sort of a godfather figure who doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting.
Smith-Schuster, the league’s youngest player, has taken that inspiration to new levels. He has urged everyone on the offense to join in on the celebrations, even the quarterback.
“This is how I can relate to the fans,” Smith-Schuster said. “Me being a 20-year-old, the fact the NFL is allowing us to celebrate is the best thing ever. Now that you can do with teammates … everyone wins.”