Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown recently signed a contract worth $68M over 4 years, making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. He has been to the Pro Bowl 5 times and is a superstar of the NFL, but it hasn’t been an easy ride for him.
Nicknamed “Boney Tony” in high school, when he left Central Michigan University to enter the NFL Draft, he was described by scouts as, “Very thin, small in stature, lacks functional strength.” As a result, he slid down the order and was taken in the 6th round at pick 195.
But instead of being disappointed, he used the snub as motivation, selecting the number 84, because 8×4=32, which is the number of teams that overlooked him in the draft.
After signing his record contract, Brown revealed that he keeps a copy of his scouting reports and went on to say, Read the rest of this entry »