Born November 22, 1996, John Sherman “JuJu” Smith-Schuster is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Football was Smith-first Schuster’s sport when he was eight years old. He legally changed his last name from “Smith” to “Smith-Schuster” while attending college as a tribute to his stepfather. In 2012, he changed his name from “John” to “JuJu” in football program listings, a nickname an aunt gave him when he was little.
Snoop Dogg tutored Smith-Schuster when he was a young football player for the Snoop Youth Football League. Snoop gave Smith-Schuster the nickname “Sportscenter,” informing the youngster that he thought someday his highlights would be broadcast on the main ESPN program. He played college football at USC.
When Smith-Schuster was just a few months old, his aunt gave him the moniker “JuJu.” Before choosing to call him “JuJu,” she called him “John-John.” So’omalo is his only biological sister, and their father had little involvement in their lives.
When Smith-Schuster was four years old, his mother Sammy (Toa) met his stepfather Lawrence Schuster. After turning 18 and adding the Schuster in honor of his stepfather, Smith-Schuster legally hyphenated his last name.
On March 20, 2022, Smith-Schuster committed to the Kansas City Chiefs. The contract had a maximum value of $10.75 million and lasted for one year. In a 20-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills on October 16, 2022, he scored his first touchdown while playing for the Chiefs.
What Is JuJu Smith-Schuster Nationality: Where Is JuJu Smith-Schuster From?
He is of African-American and Samoan descent and was raised in Long Beach, California.