With a rushing and receiving touchdown in Sunday’s Steelers-Eagles matchup, wide receiver Chase Claypool made franchise history as a rookie — twice. But he wasn’t the first to do it.
In 1972, running back Franco Harris became the first Steelers rookie to score on the ground and through the air. In a 38-21 win over the Buffalo Bills, Harris finished the game with 155 total yards and three touchdowns.
Speaking of three touchdowns, Claypool also became the first Steelers rookie to score three touchdowns in one game since wide receiver Eric Green in 1990.
But Claypool wasn’t done yet. He scored a fourth, game-winning touchdown with three minutes remaining.
Chase’s day was a highlight reel of its own. He ended the day with 116 total yards and four touchdowns.
Week 5 was the first of what will hopefully be many multi-touchdown games for Claypool.