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Chase Claypool Gifts Signed Jersey to Steelers Fan Diagnosed with Dementia



Just six games into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool continues to endear himself to fans both on and off the field.

After a son posted to TikTok early this month about his 76-year-old father Jimmy, a life-long Steeler fan, being diagnosed with dementia, the rookie wideout saw the video and decided to send a care package to lift his spirits.

In a video of his own posted to TikTok on Monday, Claypool came through for Jimmy, sending him an autographed No. 11 jersey.


##duet with @bjswoager god bless ❤️

♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor

Jimmy opened his gift, and it was just as heartwarming as you might expect.


##duet with @chase our family is so thankful for your kindness! @steelers @nfl @juju

♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor


Claypool is off to a strong start in his rookie season with Pittsburgh after being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. He has 18 catches for 333 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while also rushing for two scores as well.