Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Equanimeous St. Brown hails from a family of elite athletes. His father, John Brown, was a two-time Mr. Universe Bodybuilding Champion, his middle brother, Osiris, played Wide Receiver at Stanford University, and his youngest brother, Amon-Ra, is now a Pro Bowl Wide Receiver for the Detroit Lions.
After graduating from Servite High School in Anaheim, CA as a three-star recruit, St. Brown enrolled at Notre Dame and joined the Fighting Irish football program. While in South Bend, St. Brown was named to the 2017 Biletnikoff Award Watch List as one of the best Wide Receivers in college football.
After the 2017 season, St. Brown was selected in the 6th Round (207th Overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. After four years in Green Bay, where he contributed both at Wide Receiver and on Special Teams, he signed with their NFC North rival, the Chicago Bears.
After a strong first season in the Windy City where he started in sixteen games, St. Brown signed an extension for the 2023 season. Shortly after the 2023 season kicked-off, St. Brown answered a few quick questions about life off the field, getting to play against his brother, and why beginning this year, he decided to start wearing the Q-Collar.
What is your favorite moment of your career?
“I would say that my favorite moment of my career is my first NFL touchdown.”
Growing up in a household of athletes, how did that motivate you to be your best?
“I think my dad was a big motivator for me. He always reminded me that no matter how good I was, there’s other guys around the country who are better and working even harder than me. I always had to outwork my competition.”
Not a lot of players have had the opportunity to play against their brother in the NFL, what is that like for you?
“I love playing against my brother because I get to see him play, do what he loves, and what he’s worked so hard for. Secondly, I get to see my whole family when they come watch us play. That’s probably the best part.”
Have you noticed a difference in how you feel since you’ve started wearing the Q-Collar? If so, how?
“I think the Q-Collar has helped me a lot honestly. I’ve noticed a big difference in when I’m blocking. I don’t get the feeling of dizziness that I used to get sometimes.”
What made you decide to try the Q-Collar?
“I’ve had many concussions in my career. I saw Drue Tranquill, one of my former teammates, wearing it so I decided to give it a try.”
What other receivers do you try to model your game after?
“I wouldn’t say there’s one specific Wide Receiver, but I try to take certain things from them that I think can help me. Not everyone can do everything, but I take things that I think I can probably do.”
Is there a sport outside of football that you follow? If so, what’s your favorite team?
“I really follow soccer. Not really at the club level, but internationally. My mother is from Germany, so the German National Team is really my team. Other than that, I really just follow certain players.”
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of football?
“I like to play golf in my free time especially when I’m home in California. It’s hard to find time to play during the season, but when I’m home I try to play a lot. I just got a new set of clubs that I’m excited to use.”
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