Amon-Ra St. Brown had a breakout stretch to finish his 2021 season, and now he’s featured on an episode of Whistle’s “Days Off” series.
Over the final six weeks last season, Amon-Ra St. Brown was one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL (51 receptions for 560 yards, five touchdowns). He emerged as a star in the Detrot Lions’ passing game, and won numerous fantasy football leagues with that closing stretch of the season.
St. Brown is featured in a new episode of “Days Off”, a spinoff of the “No Days Off” video series from Whistle.
Among other things, St. Brown talked about his rookie season and growing up with another future NFL wide receiver in the house (brother Equanimeous, now of the Chicago Bears).
St. Brown has already made it clear he’s motivated by his fall to the fourth round of the 2021 draft, to the point of keeping tabs on the 16 wide receivers selected before him. He talked about it a little bit again on “Days Off.”
Amon-Ra St. Brown really hardly takes “Days Off”
"I would definitely say that I have that chip on my shoulder still from draft day, a day I will never forget. I knew I wasn’t going to go in the first round, but I thought for sure in the second or third round. They were all waiting there, all my friends and family, to congratulate me on getting drafted, I never got picked. That was my goal growing up was to hear my name called on draft day. I definitely think it’s going to help me in the long run.”"
Born in Anaheim Hills, California, and a USC product by way of Mater Dei High School, the athlete St. Brown idolized growing up isn’t a surprise.
"My idol was Kobe Bryant. My favorite athlete of all time. As a kid I loved watching Kobe. I was a Lakers fan. I got to watch him win a few championships. He was number 8 at one time. Then he turned to number 24 and my birthday is on the 24th, it was all kind of related, and I love his mentality, the way he goes about everything. His work ethic was one of the best ever. My work ethic on the field, I try to be as intentional as possible…"
Check out the full eight-minute episode of St. Brown’s turn on “Days Off” below.