49ers’ Jauan Jennings joins Nick Foles as the only players to do so in a Super Bowl game

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings had a game to remember in Super Bowl LVIII. While he’s one of the more unheralded weapons on the 49ers’ loaded offense, he certainly stands out against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the second quarter, the former high school quarterback Threw the first touchdown of the game on a double pass to Christian McCaffrey, a 21-yard score that extended San Francisco’s early lead to 10 points. In the fourth quarter, Jennings found the end zone again, this time on a 10-yard pass from Brock Purdy.

With these two scores, Jennings joins Philadelphia Eagles legend Nick Foles as the only players to throw for a touchdown and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Back in Super Bowl LII, Foles threw for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 41–33 win over the New England Patriots, and also caught a 1-yard score — a play known as the “Philly Special”.

According to 247Sports, Jennings is the highest-rated quarterback recruit playing in this Super Bowl. The Tennessee product was selected by the 49ers in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has caught 78 passes for 963 yards and seven touchdowns in 45 games played. It is known as a third-down weapon, which is why some 49ers players call third downs “third-and-juan”. A total of 121 of his 265 receiving yards in the regular season came on third downs.

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