San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings has an unforgettable game at Super Bowl LVIII. Although he is one of the more overlooked weapons in the 49ers’ loaded offense, he certainly stood out against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the second quarter, the former high school quarterbackto Christian McCaffrey on a double pass, 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 an interception in a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots, and also had a 1-yard score – the play known as from “Philly Special.”
Jennings is the highest-rated quarterback recruit participating in this Super Bowl, according to 247sports. 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. He is known as a third-down weapon, which is why some 49ers players call third downs “third-and-jauan.” A total of 121 of his 265 receiving yards in the regular season came on third downs.