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Antonio Brown Danced His Way To Another Stellar Season

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Antonio Brown danced through defenses, on his way to another season as one of the NFL’s best receivers.

In the offseason, Antonio Brown spent some of his time on Dancing With The Stars where he danced his way all the way to the semifinals. He brought his flashy footwork and unmatched swagger from football field to the entertainment world. As he continued to grow his brand off the field with endorsements as well as television appearances, he also continued to add to his historic football career.

Since Brown entered the league in 2010, there has been no receiver statistically better than him in just about every category. His numbers are only matched by the likes of Brandon Marshall, who has been right on his tail over the last seven seasons. Antonio Brown is currently first in receptions with 632 and first in yards with 8,377 during that time span. The man who has been just a fraction behind him offered a friendly wager before the beginning of the 2016 season.

Before the season began, Brown and Marshall both put up the pink slip to one of their cars, and said whoever had the most receptions would win the car. Brown finished second in the NFL with 106 receptions, only falling one reception short of Larry Fitzgerald‘s 107. Brown ultimately won the bet, but offered the car to Brandon Marshall‘s charity that offers education to communities about the dangers of domestic violence. Marshall should have known better than to make a bet with an athlete like Brown, who has shown over the years that consistency is his number one trait.


Throughout the season, Antonio Brown has been an afterthought when the media has talked about the Pittsburgh Steelers. His teammate Le’Veon Bell played out of his mind in the 12 games that he was available. Antonio Brown was quietly in the top five in just about every receiving category. To go along with his second place finish in receptions, he was fifth in receiving yards, fourth in yards per game, and second in touchdowns. His play has led him to his fifth Pro Bowl appearance in seven seasons.

As the Steelers head into the playoffs with Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown all healthy at the same time for the first time in their postseason careers, they will need all of them playing at their highest level in order to reach the Super Bowl, one place in the world where Brown has not danced yet. In Brown‘s six postseason games, he has 26 receptions for 396 yards and one touchdown. If the Steelers hope to beat the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round on Sunday, they are going to need Antonio Brown to continue his consistent play that he has had throughout his entire career.

Statistics referenced via Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide and Player Bio Guide