Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chase Claypool and his break out rookie year


Chase Claypool is a football player from Canada who plays wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Claypool is a graduate of Notre Dame University, majoring in management consulting. At Notre Dame, he had an outstanding senior year, earning himself a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. With an astounding 66 catches for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns, Chase led the Fighting Irish to an impressive season, featuring in all 13 games. In career receptions with 150, he left Notre Dame 7th all time. He also was named Camping World Bowl MVP after making seven catches for 146 yards and a score in the Fighting Irish’s win against Iowa State.

In the second round of the 2020 NFL draft, Chase Claypool was selected 49th overall. Chase began his NFL career relatively slowly, only averaging two catches per game for the first three weeks, scoring only one touchdown, but then facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 11th. With an early touchdown, he started off the game on a positive note, giving him confidence for the rest of the game. Then he went on to score two more touchdowns to end the game. He then went on to score two more touchdowns ending the game with three touchdowns, seven receptions, and 110 yards. For fantasy football players, this was a huge wake up because in that week, he scored an enormous 42.6 points. Chase has had an amazing rookie season, and hopefully he can keep up with his fast incline of work that he has proven day in and day out.