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San Francisco 49ers Draft Iowa TE George Kittle

Posted Apr 29, 2017

With the 146th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Iowa TE George Kittle.



With the 146th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Iowa tight end George Kittle.

In four seasons at Iowa, Kittle posted 48 receptions for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2016, he set career highs with 22 catches and 314 receiving yards. It's the second Iowa alum that the 49ers have taken thus far. San Francisco selected Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard on Friday night at the end of the third round.

At 6-foot-4 and 247 pounds, Kittle impressed at the NFL Combine with a 4.52 40-yard dash and a 132-inch broad jump.

Kittle was born and bread to be an Iowa Hawkeye. His family ties to the Hawkeyes include his father, Bruce, who was a co-captain on Iowa's 1982 Rose Bowl team. His cousin, Jess Settles, was a basketball start at Iowa as well.


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