George Kittle, former Iowa TE, hauls in spiked TD ball, hands it to Jerry Rice
How can you not love George Kittle?
The former Iowa TE and current San Francisco 49ers star is an excellent football player and perhaps an even better personality. And he’s really started to catch fire here in the 2nd half for the Niners in their NFC Divisional round matchup against Dallas.
The Niners lead 16-12 with under 10 minutes remaining in the game, thanks in part to a touchdown drive led by Brock Purdy and Kittle. The elite TE hauled in an insanely improbable catch to move the chains, one that bounced off his helmet and hands a few times before he finally corralled it.
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MR. KITTLE STOP IT. @gkittle46
— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023
Kittle is up to 4 receptions for 79 yards so far, leading the Niners. The above catch eventually set up a Christian McCaffery walk in touchdown a few plays later.
McCaffery then spiked the ball following his go-ahead score. Kittle positioned himself under the ball, called a fake fair catch, caught it and promptly handed it to an onlooking Jerry Rice in the stands.
Kittle caught CMC’s spike and then gave it to Jerry Rice 🤣
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2023
Because why not?
San Francisco is looking to advance to the NFC Championship game against Philadelphia, but has to hold off a strong Dallas team in the final 10 minutes. let’s see if Kittle and the 49ers have it in them.