83 Days Until The College Football Season Kicks Off
Switching from tight end to wideout...but only for a day.
Yesterday for day 84, I covered a dominant tight end that made defensive backs shudder in the SEC. Now today for day 83 I’ll be highlighting a wideout that was making big plays in South Bend.
Chase Claypool was the number 19th ranked wide receiver in the class of 2016 out of Abbotsford High School in British Columbia, Canada. His 4 star rating earned him offers from Washington, Mississippi State, and Michigan, but accepted an offer to play at Notre Dame.
As a true freshman in 2016, Claypool caught 5 passes for 81 yards and led the Irish in special teams tackles with 11. The following season as a sophomore, the Canuck made 29 catches for 402 yards and 2 touchdowns in 12 games with 8 starts.
In 2018 as a junior, he started 12 out of 13 games improving on his numbers from last season catching 50 passes for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns. As a senior in 2019, Claypool assumed the duties as the teams number one where he really broke out. He caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The British Columbia native was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Steelers and has since caught 11 touchdowns in black and gold. Tomorrow for day 82 we shift back into tight ends with one that’s currently on the Vikings roster.