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Steelers select Smith-Schuster in the second round

JuJu Smith-SchusterWide ReceiverUSC6-1, 215Long Beach, Calif.Long Beach Polytechnic High School2nd Round – 62nd Overall


Recorded 213 catches for 3,092 yards and 25 touchdown receptions, along with 16 kickoff returns for 185 yards…finished fourth on the Trojans' all-time list in catches (213)…eclipsed 100 receiving yards in 12 games, and caught at least one pass in each of his 40 games played (39 starts)…majored in social sciences (psychology).

Second-team All-Pac 12…started all 13 games…led the team in receptions (70) for 914 yards with 10 touchdown catches…posted at least 100 receiving yards in four games…added five carries for 27 yards…caught two touchdowns (3 and 15 yards), en route to finishing with seven catches for 56 yards vs. Utah State (9/10)…caught a career-best three touchdowns, including a 67-yarder, finishing with seven catches for 123 yards vs. Arizona State (10/1)…totaled three receiving touchdowns at Arizona (10/15), amassing nine catches for 132 yards…posted 133 receiving yards on seven catches, along with a touchdown, vs. Penn State (1/2).* *


2015 SEASON**
First-team All-Pac 12…started all 14 games, leading the team in receptions (89), receiving yards (1,454) and touchdown catches (10)…led the Pac-12 in receiving yards (11th in the Nation)…his 89 receptions were seventh on the school's single-season chart and his 1,454 receiving yards were the third most…eclipsed 100 receiving yards in six games…had four catches for 89 yards with a career-long 61-yard touchdown catch vs. Arkansas State (9/5)…posted career-high in receptions (10) and receiving yards (192) to go along with a pair of touchdown catches vs. Idaho (9/12)…led all players with eight catches for 153 yards and a 54-yard touchdown vs. Stanford (9/19)…caught two touchdowns, finishing with five catches for 103 yards at Arizona State (9/26).


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2014 SEASON**
Second-team All-Pac 12 as an all-purpose/special teams player…appeared in all 13 games, making 12 starts…hauled in 54 receptions for 724 receiving yards with five touchdown catches…had 123 receiving yards – more than any USC first-year freshman in a season opener – on four catches vs. Fresno State (8/30)…eclipsed 100 receiving yards, finishing with 104 on four catches and a touchdown vs. Colorado (10/18)…caught six passes for 74 receiving yards with a school freshman-tying record three touchdowns at Washington State (11/1).                                

Played wide receiver and safety at Poly High (Long Beach, Calif.)…totaled 71 tackles in 2013…as a junior in 2012, caught 49 passes for 752 yards with nine touchdowns, and made 51 tackles and six interceptions on defense.

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