Staley padded his receiving stats on Sunday with a 14-yard catch against the Arizona Cardinals.
When Staley caught a 17-yard pass in 2011, the starting left tackle emphatically celebrated his first career reception with a first-down signal.
This time, however, Staley gave the ball back to the official and went back to the 49ers huddle.
"That was nice," Jim Harbaugh remarked after the game. "Been working on that for several weeks. We called it at a very nice time and Joe's been good on those in the past.
"He came through again."
Staley's highlight earned some attention on Twitter, too.
Joe Staley, eligible receiver. @49ers— Ronnie Lott (@RonnieLottHOF) December 29, 2013
Joe Staley with a 14 yard Catch !! Really !! Coach H wants their playoff opponent to have a lot of offense to worry about.— Mike Shumann (@MikeShumann) December 29, 2013
Best part: Joe Staley with the “act like you’ve been there before” move. Gotta love it— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) December 29, 2013
Your eyes did not deceive you: That really was former Central Michigan TE turned LT Joe Staley with the 14-yard reception.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) December 29, 2013