Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Chase Claypool scores 10th TD with 31-yard catch vs. Jaguars


Around Chase Claypool air is getting scarce.

With Ben Roethlisberger’s 31 yards touchdown reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the miscreants have scored 10 touchdowns this season, including Green Bay’s Bill Houghton (1952), Houston Oilers’ Bill Broman (1960) and Chicago’s Harlon Hill ( 1954) are included. In his first 10 career games in league history as a wide receiver with the most touchdowns. Haughton led the pack with 11, while both Groman and Hill scored 10.

Claypool also now surpasses only Franco Harris (1972) and Luis Lips (1984) for the most touchdowns in a season by the Steelers rookie. Harris and lips 11 each.

Claypool’s score stayed for just over seven minutes on a deep ball from Roethlisberger until the Steelers gave it a 10-3 lead against the 1-8 Jaguars.

To celebrate, Claypool presented football as a cake to Juju Smith-Shuster, who turned 24 on Sunday, while the rest of the receiver wished him a happy birthday and he extinguished the candle.

The Steelers’ second-round clap, has been in the record book in the first 10 matches of his NFL career. Prior to this season, his six touchdowns tied the NFL record for the most touchdowns by a rookie wide receiver through his first 5 career games since 1970. He also scored four touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles, setting a Steelers’ Rocky record. And he became the first cheater in NFL history with a three-time touchdown and a quick score in a game.

And he is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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