USC Football great, Amon-Ra St. Brown, absolutely obliterated the Buffalo Bills' defense on Thanksgiving this week. St. Brown had nine catches for 122 receiving yards and a touchdown. He also had a rush for seven yards during the game as well. The Bills had absolutely no answer for him the entire contest.
The Detroit Lions ended up losing the game, but it was clearly no fault of St. Brown. And he was so dominant, that one can't help but think about if there was some extra motivation behind the performance. Sure, St. Brown always feasts every week. St. Brown has 65 catches and 716 receiving yards on the year already, and five carries for 81 rushing yards. The Lions have only played 11 games...
But there must have been something new behind his elite performance against a Bills team who many consider prime championship contenders this season. Sure enough, the extra boost he played with this game likely came from his elite pre-game outfit:
St. Brown showed up to the game in a signed Caleb Williams jersey. Obviously, he was going to be playing with an extra bit of confidence coming into this one.
Williams is about as electric of a player as there is in the college game, as he has tossed 33 touchdown passes (seven rushing touchdowns as well) and only has tossed three interceptions on the season (Caleb Williams stats' in article are as of when St. Brown wore the jersey).
Caleb Williams and Amon-Ra St. Brown are both going to go down as USC Football legends.
Amon-Ra St. Brown is already a USC Football legend. He finished his USC career (three years) with 2,270 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns.
Keep in mind that one of his three seasons was shortened to six games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, keep in mind that all three of his seasons were coached by Clay Helton. And lastly, keep in mind that for all three seasons he played at SC, the offensive coordinators were Tee Martin and Graham Harrell.
He put up these numbers despite having three other elite college wide receivers competing with him for targets in Michael Pittman Jr., Drake London, and Tyler Vaughns. He still led the PAC-12 in receptions (41) and reception touchdowns (seven) in 2020.
As for Williams, he'll need to finish this season to technically count as a USC Football legend, but he sort of already is. Obviously, he has those amazing touchdown and interception numbers in the Cardinal and Gold, but he also is averaging nine yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per pass attempt.
He's an amazing passer, and also adds on 316 rushing yards. He has a special place in Trojans' fans hearts through just 11 games already, which shows how valuable he is to the program. So special that one of this fanbase's favorite alumni, the Sun God, pays his respects to him before his game at the next level. Imagine if they get to play together some day.