The Detroit Lions have one of the league’s best young stars in Amon-Ra St. Brown, and he’s about to earn special league recognition that will honor his legacy.
This week, the NFL revealed that it will have more than 200 coaches, players and executives who will celebrate their legacy with international decals on their helmets. The Lions will feature many players doing this including linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez.
Like Rodriguez with the Mexican flag, St. Brown will sport the German flag sticker on his helmet for the initiative, which Sports Illustrated contributor Albert Breer pointed out in a tweet.
“NFL manager Peter O’Reilly said Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (South Korea), Steelers WR Chase Claypool (Canada) and Amon-Ra St. Brown (Germany) will be part of this initiative,” Breer said. tweeted.
Honestly, it’s possible St. Brown will become one of the most marketable young stars in the league with an international flavor, so it’s nice to see the league help him grow his brand and give the Lions a big presence. abroad.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if St. Brown became Germany’s favorite player and the Lions became the country’s official team given St. Brown’s influence.
St. Brown on the importance of his German heritage
On his mother Miriam’s side, St. Brown is German, and he didn’t shy away from telling stories of how he grew up and the lessons she taught him and his brothers over the years.
Recently, when he joined SportsCenter, St. Brown opened up about his mother’s upbringing. While most know St. Brown’s father as being gifted in sports, his mother also played a major role in how his sons will grow up. It included a lot of German culture.
“My mom, she always made sure we came home with good grades,” he said. “One of the things I clearly remember growing up was we went to school and she made us read 10 minutes of a German book and I can’t thank her enough now because I’m able to read, write and speak German which is I think a beauty. Another thing she did with us was to make sure we got 10 vocabulary words a day. It was English words. 10 vocabulary words a day before we could do anything, be it hang out with our friends (or) play video games, she made us do this and at the time I hated it I always wished never having to, but now looking back, I mean I even remember some of those words we had back when she made us do those. unbelievable and quite humbling.
It’s clear that St. Brown is a well-rounded person, and for that his mother has to thank. That’s why it will be very special for him to pay homage to his roots when he gets the chance to leave the league.
St. Brown about to start his career
It’s clear the Lions could have a special player and someone on their hands at St. Brown, and someone ready to break into the next echelon as an NFL star.
Already this season, St. Brown has stepped up and made big plays for the team’s offense, and looked like a fast star in the making. Heading into Week 4, St. Brown had 253 receiving yards with three touchdowns.
St. Brown was on fire for the Lions down the stretch last year, and he finished 2021 with 912 receiving yards and five touchdowns. It simply served as a springboard to 2022. The Lions saw St. Brown become his own with big plays, and he looked like a future dynamo waiting for the team’s attack.
In America, St. Brown has arrived, and it is possible that with this league initiative, he is about to arrive internationally as well.
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