CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 01: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass in front of defensive back Mike Adams #20 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
He had eclipsed the 1,000 yards receiving mark a week earlier against St. Louis. That kick return, though, made him the first player in NFL history to achieve 1,000 yard marks in both receiving and return categories.
Because of that, his jersey has been placed on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Brown also broke the franchise record for all-purpose yards with 2,211. Barry Foster's 2,034 had stood since 1992. Brown was named the team's MVP, the first second-year player to earn that honor since Rod Woodson did it in 1989.
Any one of those honors are impressive, even more so when you add in the fact he was a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, and was the final piece of a layered transaction that sent former Steelers WR and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes to the Jets (the Steelers dealt Holmes for a fifth-round pick, which the Steelers traded to Arizona for CB Bryant McFadden and the sixth-round pick they used to select Brown).
Former Steelers C Demontti Dawson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, and any Steelers fans making the trip to Canton can see Brown's jersey, along with Dawson's bust, and the busts of the other 25 Steelers' Hall of Fame members.