Jauan Jennings forever will remember his first catch in the NFL. And it couldn't have come at a better time.
Jennings caught an 11-yard stick route from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and went untouched in the end zone on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. The touchdown gave the 49ers a big 6-3 lead with only 12 seconds remaining in the first half. A Robbie Gould extra point made it 7-3.
The 49ers selected Jennings out of Tennessee in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He sustained a serious hamstring injury in October of his rookie year and didn't appear in any games.
Jennings played six snaps on offense and six on special teams in the 49ers' Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions.
The 49ers headed into halftime with a 7-3 lead against the Eagles.
Garoppolo completed 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 137 yards and the one touchdown in the first half.