JuJu Smith-Schuster

07/18/2018 – JuJu Smith-Schuster – 2018 ESPY Awards – Arrivals – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: John Sherman Smith

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1996

*African-American (father)
*Samoan (mother)

JuJu Smith-Schuster is an American professional football player. He is a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of National Football League (NFL).

He is the son of Sammy Toa Schuster and LeAndre Smith. He was raised by his mother and stepfather Lawrence Schuster. His cousin, Johnny Nansen, is the USC Trojans’ assistant coach.

JuJu’s paternal grandmother is named Sabrina Marie Smith (born Rose or Castle).

JuJu’s maternal grandmother was named Teuila C. Faatoalia/Fa’atoalia/Faatoali Toa. Teuila was born on the island of Manu’a, in American Samoa.

One of JuJu’s maternal great-grandmothers is named Taefu So’omalo/Soomalo (So’o) Faatoalia. Taefu was born on the island of Ta’ū in American Samoa, the daughter of Faatoalia/Fa’ato’alia, a matai chief, and of Soomalo/So’omalo.

Source: https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com

6 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Lol his mother is Samoan that is definitely distant from Africa. Btw Polynesians have up to 20% Melanesian admixture. Melanesians are believed to came out of Africa to Pacific Ocean looong ago.

  2. Michael says:

    I think his mom is part african as well which is why he looks black.

  3. comrade says:

    His maternal grandmother was Teuila C. Faatoalia/Fa’atoalia/Faatoali Toa born on the island of Manu’a in American Samoa in 1953. His maternal great-grandmother was Taefu So’omalo/Soomalo (So’o) Faatoalia born on the island of Ta’ū in American Samoa in 1928. She was the daughter of
    Faatoalia/Fa’ato’alia and Soomalo/So’omalo. I don’t know if Soomalo is Teuila’s mother or mother-in-law. JuJu’s great-great grandfather Faatoalia was a matai (chief).

    His father is LeAndre Smith. His paternal grandmother is Sabrina Marie Smith (nee Rose or Castle).

    tag American Samoa

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