World news – CA – Steelers’ Chase Claypool scores first career touchdown, longest scrimmage TD by Canadian-born player


The Abbotsford, B.C., native scored his first career NFL touchdown on Sunday in the Steelers 26-21 win against the Broncos.

In the second quarter, with Pittsburgh up 7-3 and at their own 16-yard line, Ben Roethlisberger found Claypool down the left sideline. The Canadian avoided the tackle and easily scored an 84-yard TD 

This 84-YARD TD also happens to be the longest play of the 2020 season so far. 😁

So what happens when you score a touchdown that tied the fourth-longest by a rookie in franchise history, the longest play of the 2020 NFL season and the longest scrimmage touchdown by a Canadian-born player in NFL history? Well, you celebrate in style of course.

When you score your first career TD, you and your teammates must celebrate accordingly. 😆@ChaseClaypool | @steelers

Claypool had two other catches in the game: an eight-yard reception and a catch where he lost four yards. In Week 1, Claypool snagged his first career reception — a 28-yard catch near the sideline where he tapped the toes between two defenders — in the Steelers 26-16 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

Claypool was drafted in April by Pittsburgh in the second round (49th overall) out of Notre Dame. In four seasons with the Fighting Irish he had 150 catches for 2,159 yards and 19 touchdowns.


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