Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool isn’t at home for Canadian Thanksgiving this year, so he decided to give Steelers fans something to be thankful for instead.
Taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Battle of Pennsylvania on Sunday, the Steelers were looking to improve to 4-0 on the season for the first time since 1979. Thanks in large part to rookie wide-receiver Chase Claypool, they did just that, defeating the Eagles 38-29.
Selected in the second round of the NFL Draft, 49th overall this past April, Claypool has been impressive in his rookie season so far. After an 84-yard touchdown agains the Broncos put his name in the record books three weeks ago, he one-upped himself this week with four touchdowns in a single game. Three of those were receiving touchdowns, while the fourth was a rushing TD.
With seven receptions in the game, Claypool ran for 110 yards en route to collecting the four touchdowns. In doing so, he joined Jerry Butler, Harlon Hill, and Frank Jackson as the only rookie receivers to record four touchdowns in a single game.
He also set a Steelers’ record as the first rookie to score four TDs in a game, and is the first Steelers player to score four in a game in 52 years.
With 12 games left still in the 2020 regular season, and likely more in the postseason with the way the Steelers are playing, fans can look forward to more stellar performances from Claypool as the season progresses.
For highlights of Claypool’s historic performance, check out the highlights below.