49ers' George Kittle surpasses 1,000 receiving yards for second time


Last season George Kittle set a host of 49ers’ team records, including becoming the first tight end in team history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for the season.

Well, he’s done it again.

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Kittle surpassed the mark in the first half of Sunday night’s final regular-season game for the 49ers. The third-year tight end took just 13 games to break the 72-year-old record a season ago, during an incredible 210-yard performance against the Denver Broncos.

The tight end also is the first 49ers' pass-catcher to pick up 1,000 receiving yards in consecutive seasons since Anquan Boldin did it in 2013 and 2014.

Kittle finished with seven receptions for 86 yards in the 49ers' thrilling 26-21 win, finishing the 2019 regular season with 1,053 yards.

The Iowa product quickly has built himself into arguably the league’s most valuable tight end, as his elite pass-catching combines with an unusually impressive history as a blocker.

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