Amon-Ra St. Brown lived up to his “Sun God” nickname with his dominating performance against the Washington Commanders this past week. Finishing the day with 184 total yards, leading the Lions in receiving and rushing while scoring two touchdowns, is nothing short of out of this world.
The former fourth-round selection, who remembers every single receiver taken before him, is taking the league by storm to a point where people are starting to wonder how he fell that far in the first place. The son of the former Mr. Universe knows the dedication and work ethic needed to make a difference in the league, and he is surely making a name for himself after last week.
During the game, it seemed like after each play St. Brown made was either setting or tying NFL and franchise records. Below is the magnificent list of achievements he was able to accomplish, which you will see in Ra’s performance.
Six consecutive games with eight catches and a touchdown (NFL record) Eight consecutive games with eight catches (T-NFL record with Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas) The third player in NFL history to have a touchdown in six straight games at age 22-or younger (Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski) Third NFL receiver in history to reach 100 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, and 50 rushing yards (Javon Walker and Joey Galloway) Six consecutive games with a touchdown catch (T-Franchise Record) The third player in franchise history to have four catches, 70 yards, and a touchdown reception in the first quarter of a game. (Herman Moore and Brett Perryman)
If Amon-Ra was being overlooked or slept on, he shouldn’t be at this point. He continues to prove the doubters wrong while making his name as a stud playmaker and rising up the receiver pipeline as one of the better ones in the NFL. Even the YAC king himself recognizes the greatness that surrounds the Sun God.
Going above the record books, St. Brown is the epidemic of what the Lions are trying to build in Detroit. He has the grit, tenacity, and no-quit attitude that makes him a perfect player to build around for the franchise. Quietly he is becoming a leader, evident during training camp when other receivers followed him to the jugs machines to get work in. With his work ethic, he is always looking to improve, which should scare opposing defenses. From the looks of it, there is no stopping this pitbull as he continues to rise above the challenges set before him.