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PITTSBURGH — Before Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns in a single football game, he scored 10 in a game.
He probably would have scored more too, if Khul Sanghera hadn’t limited his touches.
“He didn’t touch the ball a lot, but when he did, he made the best of it,” said Sanghera, who coached Claypool for six seasons in the community football league in Abbotsford, British Columbia. “He gave everything, every drop of Chase that game. That was special.”
To keep other players — and their parents — happy, Sanghera had to walk a fine line between managing and developing the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ future second-round pick and showing good sportsmanship to his own team and opponents.
But when the 10-year-old Claypool got the ball in his hands, things just happened. He couldn’t help it.
“The plan was not for him to score 10 touchdowns,” his mom, Jasmine, said. “The plan was for him to get a first down so we could keep driving down the field. There were other players that were on the field. It’s not like he was the only player on the field. But they’d throw to him in those