• Phil Houk

Equanimeous St. Brown: All- Time Irish Hero

This year the "All Time Irish Hero" series is featuring the best pass catchers of the Brian Kelly era.

When Equanimeous St. Brown, a 6-5, 200-pound 4-star receiver out of Anaheim, California committed to the Irish in 2015, I looked at his name and said out load, "oh no another crazy name to figure out how to pronounce, maybe he won’t pan out and I won’t have to!" Well a colleague heard me say that and suggested I would need to get to work on it because the young man was going to have a big impact. St. Brown, it would seems has athletics in his genes. Among his family of two brothers, one currently plays at Stanford, and another at USC. Equanimeous's Father, John is a former Mr. Universe body builder, and has groomed all of his sons to be athletes. Equanimeous played little his freshman year but burst on the scene in 2016 as a Sophomore with a tremendous season. He scored two TDs in the opener against Texas, including a 13 yarder to start the game and a spectacular cartwheeling effort from 30 yards out later in the match-up.

Teaming up with Deshone Kizer for the year, he grabbed 58 passes for 961 yards and 9 touchdowns. After the season, and was named the team’s outstanding offensive player. He followed that up with 33 catches good for another 515 yards and 4 TDs as a Junior in 2017, and once again was the team’s leading receiver. Equanimeous then decided to take his talents to the NFL. St. Brown was a 2017 6th round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers, a team with which he is now making his mark.

A rare combination of size, speed and leaping ability, Equanimeous St. Brown is, an All- Time Irish Hero.

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