Steelers rookie receiver Chase Claypool has made an immediate impact on the field, gaining the admiration of fans all across Steeler Nation.
But his work off the field might get him even more love.
A Steeler fan posted a video online about how his 76-year-old father was just diagnosed with dementia.
“He is my best friend in the whole world and is the biggest Steeler fan in the world,” the man says in the video.
He has been a lifelong Steelers fan and was able to name every player of the team, but now with his dementia, he can’t remember who is currently on the team.
“It’s so sad to see him memory fade,” the man adds asking for Pittsburgh and the Steelers to send him some fan gear so he knows who is on the team.
Seeing the video, Claypool signed a jersey for the man and sent it to him.
“Jimmy, thank you for being a lifelong Steeler fan,” Claypool wrote. He also signed his name on the #11 jersey.
Through six games, Claypool has 18 receptions for 333 yards.
He has four receiving touchdowns and two rushing.