The tight end explains his affinity for WWE after a fantastic pro day performance in Iowa City. Chad Leistikow
George Kittle only needs one hand.
Maybe when changing his oil or using a can opener, he needs two, but to catch footballs, the former Hawkeye needs just one paw.
Don't believe us? See for yourself:
That's right, that's the former Iowa tight end on Thursday reaching one palm in the air to snare a bullet from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, who was making his NFL debut in place of injured fellow Hawkeye C.J. Beathard. Kittle made the most of the snazzy grab, too, gaining 71 yards with an explosive run after the catch during the 49ers blowout of the Oakland Raiders.
The guy did run a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, after all.
He also put the finishing touch on the drive, catching a short touchdown pass from Mullens to put the Niners up 24-3 in the second half:
Kittle, listed at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds, has already made a name for himself in the NFL for his strong blocking and big plays on offense. He's averaging more than 15 yards per reception. Not bad for a fifth-round draft pick.
During his four years in Iowa City, Kittle caught 48 passes for 737 yards (15.4 per catch) and 10 touchdowns, all of which came during his final two seasons. He was the No. 146 overall pick in the 2017 draft and has even more impressive numbers in the NFL, with 80 catches for 1,099 yards and four touchdowns in just 23 games coming into Thursday.