One of the biggest days of Raheem Mostert’s career came last Sunday, when the San Francisco running back rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns, leading the 49ers to a win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Now, his team will play in Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs.
And while that alone is pretty rewarding for Mostert, February 2 will have an even more special meaning for the former Purdue player.
Russ Owen, mayor of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, which happens to be Mostert’s hometown, has announced that Feb. 2 will also be known as “Raheem Mostert Day” throughout the city. The city is just 245 miles from where Mostert and the 49ers will play the Chiefs for the Super Bowl, with the game being played at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Join the celebration in your finest @49ers & @footballCudas gear when, following his record 220 yard NFC Championship performance, Mayor Owen proclaims Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 to be "Raheem Mostert Day" in @CityofNSB at next City Commission meeting on Jan. 28! 🏈 @RMos_8Ball #SBLIV pic.twitter.com/bfJ6ChvtkD
— City of New Smyrna Beach (@CityofNSB) January 24, 2020
Mostert, who played his college football at Purdue, has bounced around the NFL for most of his career. This season, however, Mostert has seemed to find a home with the 49ers.
In 2019, he rushed for 772 yards and eight touchdowns on 137 carries. He’s added 278 yards and four touchdowns during San Francisco’s two postseason wins over Minnesota and Green Bay. During the regular season, Mostert also caught 14 passes for 180 yards and two scores.
It’s been a special season for Mostert, and it’s really cool that his hometown is paying such an incredible honor to the running back.