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Chase Claypool Sets Steelers Rookie Records with Fourth Quarter Touchdown



Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool etched his name in the franchise record books twice with his 28-yard, fourth quarter touchdown reception against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Claypool passed former Steelers wideout Troy Edwards for the most receptions by a rookie in franchise history, snagging his 62nd of the season on the touchdown pass from quarterback Mason Rudolph.

Claypool also tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris and former Steelers wide receiver Louis Lipps for the most touchdowns scored by a Steelers rookie in a single season with 11.

Both records add to an already impressive first season for the former Notre Dame wideout, who won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award as the Steelers’ top rookie earlier this week.

Selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Claypool entered Sunday with 57 catches for 772 yards and eight touchdown receptions. He also rushed for a pair of scores earlier this season.