A Canadian receiver is getting his due at one of the NCAA’s most historic programs.
Receiver Chase Claypool has been named the University of Notre Dame’s Most Valuable Player for the 2019 season. It’s a prestigious award considering how many NFL stars attended Notre Dame, including Joe Theismann, Dave Casper, Tim Brown, Alan Page, and Joe Montana.
Claypool had an excellent senior season, making 59 catches for 891 yards and 12 touchdowns. The NFL draft is still months away, but the Abbotsford, B.C. native is projected to get picked as high as the second round.
The six-foot-four, 230-pound target has caught 143 passes for 2,013 yards and 18 touchdowns over four seasons with the Fighting Irish.
Claypool is currently the second-ranked prospect for the 2020 CFL draft, but don’t be surprised if he isn’t selected until the later rounds on April 30. Given his level of production, NCAA pedigree, speed, and size, there’s little reason to believe Claypool will ever play a down in the CFL.