WATCH: Former Hawkeye George Kittle makes sweet one-handed grab vs. Oakland Raiders

Tyler J. Davis
Hawk Central

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.

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs with the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium.

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. 

Iowa tight end George Kittle will join the San Francisco 49ers, where he'll be reunited with Hawkeye teammate C.J. Beathard, a third-round pick by the Niners on Friday.

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. 

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, left, celebrates next to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)