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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #83 Chase Claypool

Chase is a wide receiver coming at us from our neighbors to the north

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NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Michigan State Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

We’re here at OFD to bring you the scintillating stories about players that are on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team. As we get closer to the season starting, there are not many players left to profile. However, we have an impactful one here in the higher jersey numbers.

#83 Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool is a junior wide reciever out of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. He has made a pretty lasting impact on the field since he began 2 seasons ago. Having been an important member of the receivers, he’s given us some pretty monster stats. I, as well as most Irish fans, are looking for him to make even more of an impact this coming season.

3 Things to Know About Chase Claypool

  1. Chase had 29 receptions for 402 yards and 2 TDs last season. Even though he didn’t have many touchdowns, he was still a leader and a solid go-to guy for Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book.
  2. Chase missed the Citrus Bowl because he injured his shoulder in a practice before the bowl game. So, that means we haven’t seen him in game action in while.
  3. He is a resilient guy, having gone through some family tragedy. He also almost played basketball as well. John Heisler wrote this article last year about Chase. He is seemingly the type of guy that you want around in every community - on the field, in the classroom, and in any social setting.

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One of his touchdowns that came on a great route and dive for the pylon against Wake Forest.

Country, Condiment, Or Canon

Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.


Yes, Chase would be Canada, but that honor has already fallen upon Te’Von Coney. However, he is absolutely gravy, an important part of poutine, a Canadian delicacy. Poutine is fries with cheese curds and gravy on top. Just as gravy holds that dish together, Chase holds his family and the receivers together as well.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2018 Forecast

I forsee Chase being even more of a player that is relied upon this season. He will be needed as part of the backbone of the wide receivers. Keeping with the theme of last season, he can seriously help our (in my opinion) still strong set of wide receivers. He will need to produce a bit more, and that might go along with Wimbush not defaulting to Equanimious St. Brown as much. Spreading the wealth to the receivers could benefit Brandon and Chase. Look for Chase to want to make even more of a lasting impact this season.