Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Chase Claypool Gets His Name in the Record Books

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November 23, 2020 4:00 am

The happiest place on a weekend in America is Pittsburgh. Don’t believe us? Ask any Steelers fan and you’ll get the same answer. Coach Mike Tomlin has led Pittsburgh Steelers to yet another win this season, extending their winning streak to 10.

Ben Roethlisberger put in another strong display to lead the Steelers to a commanding 3-27 win over Jacksonville Jaguars. The veteran quarterback threw for 267 yards with 2 passing touchdowns to his name.

But the actual Steelers player who stole the show in Week 11 was the young wide receiver, Chase Claypool.

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Chase Claypool creates history with Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11

Claypool was drafted by the Steelers in the 2nd round (49th overall). The Notre Dame graduate was one of the college football stars who went under the radar at this year’s virtual draft.

However, 11 weeks into his debut season in the NFL and Claypool already boasts a strong following. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an overnight rise to fame due to his impressive displays with the Steelers since September.

Claypool boasted of a tally of 9 touchdowns (7 receiving and 2 rushing) ahead of today’s game against the Jaguars. He completed a magnificent 31-yard receiving touchdown in the 2nd quarter to take his tally to 10.

In doing so, Claypool is now the 4th Wide Receiver to reach a tally of 10 touchdowns in his first 10 career games in the league. He is certainly in esteemed company at the moment.

Sep 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs after a catch as Houston Texans free safety Eric Murray (23) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On 35 receptions in 2020, Chase Claypool has 500+ yards to his name. Along with JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and Eric Ebron, even Claypool has been one of the in-form Steelers players this season.

It is no secret that the delightful youngster is a fan favorite. Even coach Tomlin seems pleased with Claypool and why shouldn’t he be? He might just end up as Rookie of the Year after winning the first 10 games of his career already.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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