Chase Claypool Makes NFL History
The man who on Sunday aced the longest Touch Down from scrimmage in the history of the NFL – an 84-yard touchdown reception – is no one other than Abbotsford, B.C. native Chase Claypool.
In only his second career game played alongside Pittsburgh, Claypool on Sunday helped push the Steelers all the way towards a stunning 26-21 victory over the Denver Broncos – not to mention himself into Canadian NFL history books.
All of which led to the 22-year-old finishing Sunday’s game with three receptions and a total of 88 yards. He during his first two career games scored a combined 5 receptions for 127 yards.
Claypool Wants Everyone To Know
Picked during the second round of the 2020 NFL draft by the Steelers, Claypool was right from the start a sterling big-play performer in college while still in Notre Dame.
By 2019, he was the school’s number one receiver (66 catches, 1,037 yards, and 13 Touch Downs), and managed to walk away with a total of 150 career receptions for 2,159 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Notable about Claypool too is his absolute pride in his Canadian heritage. His simple “Ohhhhh Canadaaaaaa” response to the NFL’s milestone tweet on Sunday really said it all.
Tom Brady Finds His Stride
But Claypool isn’t the only NFL player to have recently got his groove on.
Tom Brady on Sunday scored his maiden win for the Buccaneers – this after he threw for all of 217 yards, scooped one touchdown and one interception.
Brady got off to an early leading start by tossing a 23-yard pass to Mike Evans already during the first quarter. All of which led to fellow recent acquisition Leonard Fournette hurrying on over for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Fournette, thanks to Brady’s forward thinking playing style, ended up scoring runs of 1 and 46 yards – with the latter rolling in after Caroline post-halftime dashed back in from a 21-0 halftime trailing to 24-7 backed by a couple of Touch Down runs aced by Christian McCaffrey and a 23-yard field goal secured by Joey Slye.
Brady ultimately ended up completing 23 out of 35 passes, and with Evans finishing with 7 receptions for 104 yards covered. And as for newcomer Fournette, he ended his stellar stunt averaging 8.6 yards per carry out of a total of 12 rushing attempts.
Needless to say, we’re bound to keep seeing a whole lot of Fournette in future.