- In 2019, was the recipient of the 49ers Len Eshmont Award, which is voted on by the players and is given to the 49er who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team.
- Named the recipient of the 2018 Bill Walsh Award, which was established in 2004 in honor of San Francisco's Hall of Fame Head Coach. The award, which is voted on by the coaching staff, is given to the 49er who has best represented the standard of professional excellence established by Walsh. Walsh served as the team's head coach for 10 seasons from 1979-88. In that time, he compiled a record of 102-63-1 and led the team to three Super Bowls. He was twice named Coach of the Year (1981, 1984) and was later named Coach of the Decade for the 1980s.
- His father, Bruce, was an offensive lineman at Iowa where he played in the 1982 Rose Bowl before suffering a career-ending injury in training camp with Washington in 1982. Following his football career, Bruce went on to become an assistant coach at Oklahoma University (2010-12). After more than five years as a criminal defense attorney, Bruce Kittle is the offensive line coach at Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, TN) HS, under former 49ers QB Trent Dilfer.
- Bruce writes George a letter prior to each game he plays that he reads on the bus on the way to the stadium.
- Kittle's cousin, Henry Krieger-Coble, signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent TE in 2016. The two were teammates at Iowa.
Awards & Honors
- 2018: AP Second-Team All-Pro, PFWA NFL Most Improved Player, PFWA All-NFC Team, Bill Walsh Award, NFC Pro Bowl, Veteran Community Service Award
- 2019: AP First-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL Team, PFWA All-NFC Team, Len Eshmont Award, NFC Pro Bowl
8 Standouts From the 49ers Divisional Win Over Cardinals
Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus highlighted several 49ers who graded the highest during Saturday's matchup vs. Arizona.
What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #SFvsARI
See what members of the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals had to say following the Week 16 matchup.
Morning Report: Previewing C.J. Beathard's First Start of 2020
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines, injury updates and roster news.
Kyle Shanahan Details George Kittle's Impending Return vs. Cardinals
The 49ers aren't letting the team's record deter them from keeping their star tight end off the field.
Morning Report: George Kittle Returns to Practice, PFF Names Four 49ers to Their Pro Bowl Rosters
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines.
49ers 'Holding Out Hope' for Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle Late-Season Returns
Kyle Shahanan highlighted the potential return of two key pieces of the 49ers offense and what the future holds for Dee Ford, Weston Richburg and others in 2020.
Morning Report: Win Jerry Rice, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel Custom-Designed Levi's® Trucker Jackets
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines, roster news and injury updates.
Morning Report: #SFvsSEA Recap, Vote at Levi's® Stadium, Yoga with George Kittle
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers storylines.
What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #SFvsNE
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What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #LARvsSF
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Introducing the 'YAC Boys': Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk
Samuel dubs the 49ers pass catchers as the 'YAC Bros' given the trio's ability to pick up yards after the catch.
George Kittle Enters Record Books Following Week 4 Performance
Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus highlights Kittle's performance and other 49ers to note in Week 4.
What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #PHIvsSF
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What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #AZvsSF
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5 Takeaways from Players for a Purpose Presented by SAP
The 49ers Foundation hosted its annual kickoff to the season last night virtually.
49ers Foundation Announces Player Lineup for Annual Kickoff Event: Players for a Purpose presented by SAP
The annual fundraiser featuring 49ers players, coaches, alumni and executives will take place virtually to celebrate the start of football season while raising money for Bay Area youth.
Morning Report: George Kittle Edition
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Breaking Down George Kittle's 10 Career-Defining Plays
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George Kittle and the Evolution of 'National Tight Ends Day'
Move over, National Avocado Day. Kittle introduced the birth of National Tight Ends Day and its support from around the NFL.
Statement from TE George Kittle on Signing His Contract Extension
San Francisco's tight end expressed his gratitude following a five-year contract extension in true George Kittle fashion.
49ers Sign TE George Kittle to Five-Year Extension
The 49ers have signed the two-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl tight end to a five-year contract extension through the 2025 season. Read more.
John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan Meet with George Kittle, Discuss Addition of Jordan Reed
Lynch and Shanahan held their first conference call since the end of the 2019 season and discussed Kittle's contract negotiations, the addition of Reed and the effects of COVID heading into camp among other topics.
Morning Report: George Kittle Lands Top TE Spot on NFL Top 100, Charley Casserly Argues Nick Bosa Deserved Top 10 Ranking, Richard Sherman Joins an Instagram Live with PFF
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Five 49ers Land on NFL's Top 100 of 2020
San Francisco tied for the third-most representatives on the yearly countdown voted on solely by the players themselves.
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George Kittle Believes 49ers Can Return to Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo
George Kittle joined "Good Morning Football" to discuss his return from injury, the 49ers quarterback situation and his relationship with tight ends Travis Kelce and Robert Tonyan.
Best Offensive Plays from the 49ers 2020 Season
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49ers Top 10 Plays from the 2020 Season
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George Kittle: Jimmy Garoppolo's 'Everything You Want in a Franchise Quarterback'
Kittle backed Garoppolo's leadership and how he makes his teammates better football players, discussed the message of the team's standard of competing for a Super Bowl and the expectations heading into 2021.
George Kittle Details His Acrobatic One-Handed Catch
Kittle broke down his highlight-reel play, reviewed his plans to take the rest of January off to recover and highlighted the contributions of 49ers players stepping up all season despite injuries.
Full Highlights: Seahawks vs. 49ers
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George Kittle Hauls in an Incredible One-Handed Grab
C.J. Beathard completed a 41-yard pass downfield to Kittle to set the 49ers up in the red zone.
Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle Discuss the Importance to Mask Up
We can all do our part to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing, wear a mask and get vaccinated when available.
George Kittle Talks 49ers 'Goal' to Finish the Season with Best Divisional Record
Kittle reviewed the stakes at play for Sunday's divisional matchup, shared what he's learned from Trent Williams and spoke about Travis Kelce's ability to continuously raise the bar for the tight end position.
George Kittle Says C.J. Beathard was 'Incredible' in Week 16 Start
The 49ers tight end praised Beathard's performance against the Cardinals and discussed his 92-yard outing in his return to the field.
Top Plays from the 49ers 20-12 Victory Over the Cardinals
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C.J. Beathard and George Kittle Link Up for 27 Yards
Beathard connected with Kittle up the seam to set the 49ers up inside the red zone.
George Kittle Bursts Free for 24 Yards
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George Kittle: 'I've Missed Football'
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Jerry Rice, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel Introduce their Custom Levi's® Trucker Jackets
In a special collaboration with the 49ers Foundation and Diamond Supply Co., Rice, Kittle and Samuel designed one-of-a-kind Levi's® Trucker Jackets for the Foundation's Spirit of Giving. Learn how to join the sweepstakes to win one of these jackets at 49ers.com/give.
49ers Best Mic'd Up Moments From the First Nine Weeks of the Season
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The 49ers and USAA Show Support for Military Members For Salute to Service
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Full Highlights: 49ers at Seahawks
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Baldy's Breakdowns: How George Kittle Matches Up Against the Patriots
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'GMFB' Awards George Kittle the 'Mic'd Up Master'
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