JuJu Smith-Schuster's growing popularity on display at Super Bowl

JuJu Smith-Schuster might be the only one to get the better of Randy Moss this week as the legendary receiver earned a Hall of Fame nod in Minnesota.

"He’s the GOAT on the field, but when it comes to controller in hand, that’s my element. This is what I do," said Smith-Schuster, who played Moss in a "Call of Duty" promo from the Mall of America for Super Bowl week.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster playing Randy Moss in Call of Duty from the Super Bowl. Smith-Schustsr, an avid gamer, said he planned to give the ‘GOAT' Moss that work. "This is what I do," he said. (Via @TeamJuJu)

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Smith-Schuster, an avid gamer, wasn't nominated for rookie of the year despite 917 yards and seven touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he put his appeal on display during Super Bowl week.

Smith-Schuster did several promos, posed with Odell Beckham Jr. and knocked out about seven phone interviews Thursday. The business is consistent with his routine in Pittsburgh, where Smith-Schuster visits local hospitals, live-streams his cooking sessions on Instagram and makes viral videos about losing his bicycle. He endeared himself with the Steelers locker room for his youthful exuberance, which showed with several creative touchdown celebrations.

"Every appearance I get, I always take it," Smith-Schuster said about the past week. "I have a full schedule."

He's downright giddy to work with "Call of Duty," the game he often plays late into the night with teammates or friends back in California. "The amount of time you have after football, you have to find a hobby" he said.

The games won't stop Smith-Schuster from expanding his game on the field, he said. His goal is to master the nuances of his position and of the Steelers' offense.

"Being faster, more of a quarterback perspective," he said. "Just being able to play all across the field, inside-outside, even the running-back spots, so I can understand it."