Mapletron Making Headlines

Last weekend Abbotsford’s very own Chase Claypool lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to another win on the season. Most remarkable about this win is the fact that this Canadian born rookie scored four touchdowns. That’s the most by a Canadian player in a single game in the NFL since 1927! Earlier this season, Claypool also set the record for the longest TD by a Canadian player. He’s quickly turning into a human highlight reel.

Courtesy: YouTube/Pittsburgh Steelers

Claypool had three receiving scores and one rushing score bringing his season total to five touchdowns. In only four games, that’s pretty impressive for a rookie. This early in his career he is already drawing comparisons to Calvin “Megatron” Johnson which is part of where his nickname Mapletron comes from. The other being an homage to his homeland.

Seasoned quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is also impressed with Chase but he knows the hard work doesn’t end here.“We’re happy that Chase is coming along, he’s an awesome football player and he had a great week. I told him after the game that he’s not gonna be able to sneak up on anybody so how is he gonna rise to the occasion?” Big Ben has lead the Steelers to two Super Bowls so he knows a thing or two about rising to the occasion. 

To top off his monster week, Chase was named AFC offensive player of the week.

Courtesy: Twitter/@steelers

Claypool and the Steelers hope to keep their momentum rolling this upcoming weekend with a matchup against long time division rival, the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers go into the game rocking a 4-0 record and the Browns come in at 4-1. Expect a competitive game!

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