Gender reveal is JuJu Smith-Schuster’s latest interplay with Steelers fans
It’s a boy!
JuJu Smith-Schuster got to break the good news to a happy young couple of Pittsburgh Steelers fans when he participated in a gender reveal following practice Friday at Saint Vincent.
Caleb Deuschle and Taylor Lehman of Chambersburg traveled to the Unity campus to watch practice and caught the Steelers wide receiver’s attention as the players were heading to the field. Smith-Schuster agreed to assist in the gender reveal, which was held at the fence near the bleachers on the Chuck Noll Field hillside.
Smith-Schuster and Lehman simultaneously pulled strings of two circular containers, and blue confetti soared into the air. Deuschle and Lehman plan to name their son Grasyn Allen.
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“I like boys,” Smith-Schuster said. “Yeah, I have sisters, but I have a dog named Boujee and he’s a boy. They don’t really make a lot of mess. My sisters are pretty wild. I have five sisters, OK.”
Smith-Schuster, who attended a high school prom in the offseason, said the gender reveal wasn’t the most unusual aspect of his afternoon. He was asked to sign the head of a fan who already had the Steelers logo tattooed onto his head.
“He had a Mohawk,” Smith-Schuster said. “He asked me to sign his helmet, and I’m like what helmet are you talking about? I signed his actual head, Sharpie, all of that.”
Someone mentioned to Smith-Schuster the fan might get the signature turned into a tattoo next.
“If he gets that tattooed on his head,” Smith-Schuster said, “I’ll get him tickets to any game.”
The third-year wide receiver also explained why he didn’t make a grand entrance to training camp Thursday. Smith-Schuster was viewed as the favorite to make a fashionable, if not over-the-top, arrival to the Rooney Hall dorms. Instead, Smith-Schuster sneaked into a side door away from television cameras.
“There’s nothing really to it,” he said. “Some guys are different. I’m just here to work and win games and the Super Bowl. That’s the main focus.”
Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .