Sammy Schuster is the mother of a famous NFL star JuJu Smith Schuster. Read further to know more about the life of this celebrity parent and discover what makes her famous.
Personal Life and Education
Sammy was born on 19th October 1976 in Compton, California, United States of America. She lost her father when she was young and she grew up under the care of her mother. Bonqueeja Alazee Jenkins is her only sister, who currently works as a quality control at Trident Seafoods and resides in Seattle, Washington, United States of America.
She completed her schooling at Compton High School and went on to pursue further education at the University of Southern California.
In the early 90s, Sammy was married to her first husband Lee Smith and had two children with him. Unfortunately due to differences, Sammy and Lee parted ways. Sammy was left alone to raise her kids without any help from her former husband.
When her son JuJu was four years old, Sammy was introduced to Lawrence Schuster. A man who changed her life and the lives of her children as well. After two years of dating, Sammy and Lawrence wedded on November 16th, 2000 a few days before her son’s birthday. Sammy is the mother of seven children, two from her first marriage and five from her marriage with Lawrence. Raising seven children was no easy task for the couple, but Sammy and Lawrence worked hard to help their children become successful and achieve their dreams.
Her Son JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith Schuster is an American football wide receiver who represents the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He completed his schooling at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California, United States of America. He then, went on to pursue his interests in football at the University of Southern California under the head coach Steve Sarkisian.
JuJu began playing football at the age of 8 and was coached by renowned rapper, Snoop Dogg at the Snoop Youth Football League. He began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 and signed a four-year contract worth 14.9 million US dollars. He played for the Steelers until the 2021 season. For the 2022 season, he signed with Kansas City Chiefs, it was a one-year contract worth 10.9 million US dollars. After which, in 2023, he signed a 33 million US dollar deal with the New England Patriots for three years and is currently playing for them, as of 2024.
Facts about Sammy Schuster and Her Family
- Sammy Schuster manages all marketing and advertising aspects of her son JuJu’s company.
- Sammy is the secretary and the treasurer of the JuJu Foundation.
- Sammy is a member of Team DIverge, which is a gaming and lifestyle company led by athletes.
- Sammy’s son, JuJu legally changed his last name from ‘Smith’ to ‘Smith-Schuster’ as a tribute to his stepfather, Lawrence Schuster who helped him achieve his dreams.
Sammy Schuster is not just a loving mother and a caring wife but is also the biggest cheerleader for her son. Besides this, she is a hardworking and dedicated woman who made it through the ups and downs of life just so that she could provide the best for her children.