Canadian receiver Chase Claypool provided a Father’s Day surprise on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers second round NFL draft pick used his hard earned rookie contract money to purchase a new ride for his dad.
— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) June 21, 2020
Because NFL draft contracts are slotted, it’s known Claypool will be paid over $6.6 million on a four-year pact, which includes a $2.37 million signing bonus. Claypool caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns for Notre Dame in 2019 and boosted his draft stock.
The Abbotsford, B.C. native put on a phenomenal performance at the NFL combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at six-foot-four and 238 pounds. He also recorded a 40.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-foot, six-inch broad jump, and 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
The Steelers secured a dynamic weapon for veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The 21-year-old Claypool has a special blend of physicality and speed that could allow him to be productive at the NFL level.
There could be more vehicles for the family as Claypool continues his path to NFL stardom.