Pro Bowl star receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is clearly pretty excited for the team’s upcoming playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams—the young receiver's first foray in NFL postseason play. On Monday, over the course of a couple Instagram stories, St. Brown shared that he had dyed his hair blue for this week.
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It’s not the first time St. Brown has ever dyed his hair. In fact, early in his Lions career, he was rocking some blonde hair.
St. Brown has been one of the most important players to the Lions’ success. Detroit’s offense ranks fifth in points scored thanks largely to St. Brown’s 1,515 receiving yards (third in NFL) and touchdowns (t-fourth).
The third-year receiver is also entering the postseason with a chip on his shoulder, having not been named to the Pro Bowl this year despite ranking second among NFC wideouts in catches, receiving yards, and third in touchdowns.
“I guess I didn’t do enough during the season, so I’ve gotta go harder,” St. Brown said.
On Sunday, St. Brown will go against the Rams in Detroit’s first home playoff game in 30 years. He’ll also be on the opposite sideline from one of the NFC receivers selected over him in the Pro Bowl: rookie Puka Nacua, who pulled in 105 catches for 1,486 yards and six touchdowns—each total less than St. Brown’s.
We’ll see if the new hair, and the chip on his shoulder, lead to another big game from St. Brown, who crossed over 100 yards in nine different games this year.