Twitter enjoys River Cracraft's overturned TD in 49ers-Packers


If there is a silver lining of the 49ers missing so many players for Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers, it's that we might get to witness a career-first at some point.

Wide receiver River Cracraft came very close to notching his first career touchdown during the first quarter, but the call was overturned after the referees ruled that he didn't control the football through the ground.

Cracraft is a fourth-year pro who signed with the 49ers this summer and has been on the practice squad most of the season. They elevated him prior to Sunday's game against and he was forced into a bigger role Thursday night due to all the injuries and COVID-19-related issues the 49ers had this week.

The pass from quarterback Nick Mullens would have been the second catch of Cracraft's career. He caught one pass for 44 yards in 2018 while with the Denver Broncos.

If Cracraft had come down with the touchdown reception, it would have been his first time hitting pay dirt since 2016 when he was at Washington State.

Twitter had fun with Cracraft's name during and after the official review.

On a separate, but fun note, Cracraft and Warriors star Klay Thompson have more than just their college in common. They both attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Southern California.


With the 49ers having so few options on offense, expect Cracraft to get more opportunities to make an impact against the Packers.