The Big Number: JuJu Smith-Schuster reaches 2,505 career receiving yards | Steel City Underground

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
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Despite a losing effort on Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made history as his 84 receiving yards added to his now historic career total.

At only 22 years and 297 days old, JuJu has surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss as the youngest player to reach 2,500 career receiving yards in NFL history.

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Moss accomplished his feat at 22 years and 310 days old, giving Smith-Schuster a 13-day edge on the record.

Through two games, Smith-Schuster leads the Steelers in receptions (11) and receiving yards (162). By comparison with a young Randy Moss, each of the players were extremely successful through their first two seasons.

Moss would compile 149 receptions for 2,723 yards and 28 touchdowns in 32 games to start his first two years as a pro.

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Smith-Schuster, a similar trajectory, has compiled 169 catches for 2,343 yards and 14 touchdowns in 30 appearances thus far.

Moss would finish his 15-season career in 2012. At age 35, his totals include 982 receptions, 15,292 receiving yards and 156 receiving touchdowns.





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