Today Steelers WR Antonio Brown moves the age bar from 24 to 25, as he celebrates his birthday about two weeks before the Black and Gold start another season with training camp in Latrobe, PA.
Brown has become one of the most dynamic players for the Steelers, today we wish him a Happy Birthday with the Top Five Moments of his Steelers Career.
5. 60-yard TD vs Bengals 12/23/12 – In a December matchup vs the Bengals, the Steelers were fighting for their playoff lives. They trailed 7-0 after a pick six by the Bengals, and then 10-0 as the half neared. They got a huge play from Brown, who took in a 60-yard pass from Ben Rothelisberger and went the distance, cutting the Bengals lead to three at 10-7. The Steelers lost in a heartbreaker to knock them out of the playoffs, but it was a play that showed again the big play ability for Brown.
4. 79-yard TD Catch to Clinch Win Over Browns 12/8/11 – The Steelers were having major issues putting their rivals away on a Thursday night in December, leading just 7-3 with about 3 minutes to play. The team had avoided falling behind with a pick by William Gay at the 20-yard line. Looking to put the game away, the Steelers turned to Brown, who made a catch and raced 79 yards to the end zone, his second TD of the season and it couldn’t have been bigger, clinching a 14-3 win over Cleveland.
3. 14-yard grab to clinch the AFC Title Game vs Jets 1/23/11 – The Steelers were on the verge of maybe one of the biggest collapses of all-time. The team led the AFC Title game 24-0, but with just over 2:00 left, they found themselves hanging on to a 24-19 lead. It came down to one play, a 3rd-and-6 from the Jets 40 with a shot to go to the Super Bowl. Rothelisberger rolled out, and who was there, but Brown. The WR made the diving 14-yard catch, clinching the game and making yet another huge play in the postseason.
2. Kickoff Return Vs Titans 9/19/10 – It was the moment that Brown first appeared on the spotlight, taking a kickoff from returner Mewlede Moore and racing 89 yards on the opening play of the game for a score. It set the tempo for the Steelers to pull out a gutsy 19-11 win to get to 2-0 on the season, and for the first time Brown’s name was in the headlines for a big play.
1. 58-yard Playoff Grab vs Ravens 1/15/11 – It was the defining moment in Brown’s career to date, and a play that many Steeler fans admit pushed the team to Super Bowl XLV. Brown going up against Ravens CB Laradius Webb raced down the sideline, and hauled in against his helmet a 58-yard catch that set up the Steelers game-winning score in a 31-24 comeback win over the Ravens. The play seemed to set in motion Brwon’s career as a big-play wide out, and it got him on a national stage as a rookie for the first time.