Chase Claypool is a Canadian professional American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

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Claypool attended Abbotsford Senior Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada where he played both basketball and AA football in his senior years and graduated in 2016.

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During his career, he set numerous school receiving records. After receiving recruitment offers from several top-tier US colleges, Claypool decided to commit to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.

Claypool was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round, 49th overall, in the 2020 NFL Draft as the team’s first selection.

Although eligible as a Canadian and rated as the No. 2 prospect, Claypool went undrafted in the 2020 CFL Draft.

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The 23-year-old made a bizarre decision on the Steelers’ final drive of the game. With less than 40 seconds on the clock and Pittsburgh trailing by eight points, Claypool caught a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger on fourth down to move the chains.

He then celebrated the conversion instead of immediately getting up and preparing for the next snap.

Steelers guard Trai Turner ran over to Claypool and reached for the ball, but unfortunately for Pittsburgh it appeared to be knocked out of Claypool’s hands by either Turner or Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks.

Roethlisberger eventually spiked the ball to stop the clock with 24 seconds remaining — Pittsburgh had no timeouts — but Claypool’s gesture had already cost the Steelers precious time.

The Steelers were able to reach the Vikings’ 12-yard line with three seconds left, but Roethlisberger’s pass to rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth fell incomplete as time expired. After trailing 29-0 in the second half, Pittsburgh ultimately lost by a final score of 36-28.

During his postgame media availability, Claypool told reporters that he had to “be better,” but he also believed that a penalty should have been called, presumably on Kendricks for delay of game.

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Claypool played in 12 games as a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2016. He finished the season with five receptions for 81 yards and led the team in special teams tackles with 11.

As a sophomore in 2017, he started eight of 12 games, recording 29 receptions for 402 yards and two touchdowns.

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Notre Dame Receiving
     Season               Team      GP Rec Yds TD    
2016 ND 12 5 81 0
2017 ND 12 29 402 2
2018 ND 13 50 639 4
2019 ND 13 66 1,037 13
Totals 50 150 2,159 19

As a junior in 2018, Claypool started 12 of 13 games, finishing second on the team with 50 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns.

Claypool took over as Notre Dame’s number one receiver his senior year in 2019, a season in which he caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns.


The Chicago Bears bolstered their receiving corp in trading for Chase Claypool on Tuesday, adding a dynamic weapon for quarterback Justin Fields.

They traded their own 2023 second-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers to shore up an area of need on offense, which should help this passing attack get on track.

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On Wednesday, the Bears’ official website updated to reveal that Claypool will wear No. 10 with Chicago. His former No. 11, as worn in Pittsburgh, is already occupied by receiver Darnell Mooney.

Claypool met with the media on Wednesday, where he talked about what he’ll bring to this Bears offense.

“I’m a playmaker,” Claypool said. “… I feel like I didn’t have the full opportunity to show what I could do this year, but I feel like I’ve been able to show that in the past.”

It’s safe to say everyone is wondering if Claypool will make his Bears debut on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. There’s been no confirmation yet, but expect Chicago’s newest playmaker to see the field sooner rather than later.

By Rishabh

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