Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown in select company two seasons into career
In the first quarter against the Panthers on Saturday, Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown joined some elite company.
With just 26 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, Amon-Ra St. Brown would become the youngest receiver in Detroit Lions history to have a 1,000-yard season–besting Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson by eight days if he did.
St. Brown got that done in the first quarter, getting 19 yards on his second catch to get to 32 for the game. His third catch of the opening quarter was his 90th of the season, as he also progresses toward some other rare territory in Lions’ history (five 100-catch seasons in franchise history, three by Herman Moore, one by Johnson, one by Brett Perriman).
St. Brown is the first Lions’ player with over 900 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons. He hold the franchise record touchdown streak (six games), the league record streak of eight-catch games (eight).
With that 90th reception this season, St. Brown joined some select company over his first two NFL seasons.
Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown joins select company on Saturday
St. Brown is the third player in NFL history to have 90-plus receptions in each of his first two seasons, joining Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham Jr.
Through 30 career games, before Saturday (h/t to Kyle Meinke of MLive), St. Brown is first in Lions’ history in catches (179), eight-catch games (11), rushing yards by a receiver (156) and catch rate (75.2 percent). He is second in yards (1,886) and sixth in receiving touchdowns (11).
St. Brown is now the 14th player in Lions history (Super Bowl era) with a 1,000-yard receiving season. How many others on the list can you name, before looking?
Kenny Golladay (2018-19)
Marvin Jones (2017)
Golden Tate (2014, 2016-17)
Calvin Johnson (2008, 2010-15)
Roy Williams (2006)
Mike Furrey (2006)
Johnnie Morton (1997-99, 2001)
Germane Crowell (1999)
Herman Moore (1994-97)
Brett Perriman (1995-96)
Richard Johnson (1989)
Freddie Scott (1981)
Pat Studstill (1966)
St. Brown has a long way to go in his career, most likely/hopefully, but as a fourth-round pick in 2021 (and the 17th wide receiver drafted, and we know he can name every one who was taken before him), he’s already got a strong case as the biggest draft steal in Lions history.