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Aiyuk's leaping TD vs. Eagles had NFL Twitter losing its mind

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Brandon Aiyuk leapt into the national spotlight Sunday night.

Literally.

The 49ers rookie wide receiver scored his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks, running 38 yards for a first-quarter TD against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Sunday Night Football." Quarterback Nick Mullens threw a backward pass to Aiyuk in the backfield, and the Arizona State product did the rest.

Aiyuk capped off the run by leaping over Eagles safety Marcus Epps before running into the Levi's Stadium end zone.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And yes, I can show you the leap from multiple angles.

The touchdown was great, but the tweets might've been even better.

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The 49ers traded up to draft Aiyuk with the No. 25 overall selection in April's draft, jumping up six spots from No. 31.

That leap of faith in the draft probably won't be as well-remembered as Aiyuk's own against the Eagles.