Steelers’ receiver Chase Claypool scores four touchdowns against Eagles

Photo courtesy: Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers

Canadian receiver Chase Claypool had a historic day the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The native of Abbotsford, B.C. scored one, two, three, four touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Photo courtesy: Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers

The first score came in the red zone on a fly sweep from the two-yard line. Canadians might recognize No. 49 for the Eagles in the video as former CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Alex Singleton.

Claypool’s next score came in the second quarter on a 32-yard reception from Ben Roethlisberger. It was his third reception of the game.

In the third quarter, Steelers in the red zone. Claypool catches the screen pass from Roethlisberger and bursts in for his third touchdown of the game.

After Philadelphia came back to within two, Claypool provided his fourth touchdown of the contest, scoring one in each quarter.

It’s believed Claypool is the first Canadian-born player to score four touchdowns in a single game — ever. He became the first Steelers’ rookie to score a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same game since Franco Harris in 1972. Four touchdowns is an NFL rookie record in a single game.

Claypool was the focal point of the Steelers’ offensive game plan, using him as a rusher and receiver. The Canadian is quickly establishing himself as one of the top players selected in the 2020 NFL draft. He finished with seven catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns to go along with three rushes for six yards and one touchdown.

Pittsburgh recorded a 38-29 victory over Philly to move to 4-0 for the first time in 40 years and Claypool was a major factor.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.