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Where did Amon-Ra St. Brown play football in college? University stats, record and draft pick

The Detroit Lions receiver attended Mater Dei High School, known for its football program, where he excelled and earned a scholarship to USC.

Amon-Ra St. Brown, #14 of the Detroit Lions, reacts after making a first down during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Ford Field on January 14, 2024, in Detroit, Michigan.

The Detroit Lions officially agreed to a lucrative four-year extension with wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown at the beginning of June. The deal, valued at over $120 million, includes a $77 million guarantee, marking an important milestone for the player and the franchise.

St. Brown, drafted by the Lions in the fourth round as the 112th overall pick, has rapidly ascended to one of the NFL’s top wide receivers. His outstanding performance on the field has earned him this substantial contract, solidifying his position as the highest-paid player at his position within the team.

Brad Holmes, an American football executive who is the executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Lions, after signing his well-earned contract extension, said, “St Brown has earned this... we just felt like you know he’s an elite player, he’s truly earned it. He represents and embodies everything that we’re about.” The extension is seen as a reward for St. Brown’s hard work and a signal to the rest of the team that the Lions are committed to retaining and rewarding their key players.

St. Brown’s upbringing and athletic background

St. Brown’s journey to this point is marked by dedication and a robust support system. Growing up in Southern California, he was deeply influenced by his father, John Brown, a renowned bodybuilder who won Mr. Universe twice and Mr. World three times. St. Brown and his brothers were rigorously trained by their father from a young age, developing a solid work ethic and discipline. His multicultural upbringing, with a German mother ensuring he spoke multiple languages and traveled extensively, has also contributed to his unique perspective and adaptability both on and off the field.

St. Brown had one of the most plenteous high school wide receiver careers ever. After transferring to Mater Dei as a sophomore, he finished his high school career with an Orange County record of 44 receiving touchdowns, 154 catches, and 2,922 receiving yards.

Amon-Ra’s Trojans years

St. Brown chose to commit to the University of Southern California (USC) for several compelling reasons. His decision reflected his admiration for the coaching staff, his desire to stay close to home, and the academic and media opportunities available. He was particularly drawn to the Marshall School of Business and the extensive media attention that USC garners due to its location in Los Angeles.

St. Brown’s impact was immediately felt on the field. St. Brown’s leadership and performance have earned him a reputation as one of the top offensive players in college football. His dedication, combined with USC’s strong program, set the stage for continued individual success. St. Brown and USC finished a combined 18-13 during his career, advancing to a bowl game his sophomore season and the Pac-12 title game his junior year.

Here are some of the notable records and statistical rankings set by St. Brown in college:

  • NCAA record for first quarter touchdowns (4)
  • Pac-12 single-game record for touchdown receptions (4)
  • USC records for touchdown receptions (4)