of Los Angeles Rams They selected wide receiver Puka Nacua in the fifth round of last spring’s draft, adding him to a receiver room that includes options like Cooper Kupp, Tutu Atwell and Van Jefferson.But Kupp’s injury in training camp opened the door for Kupp. BYU Contributing early this season as a wide receiver, Nacua made the most of his opportunity.
Sunday’s matchup will make NFL history san francisco 49ers. Twice.
Nacua shined in his first NFL game, catching 10 passes for 119 yards in the Rams’ shocking 30-13 victory. seattle seahawks. And on Sunday, it was time to write his name in the record books. This catch in the fourth quarter gave Nacua his 10th point against the 49ers, setting a new NFL record in the process.
The catch gave Nacua 20 catches in his first two games, breaking Earl Cooper’s 1980 record of 19 receptions in his first two games.
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That wasn’t the only history Nacua made on Sunday. When he caught his fifth pass against the 49ers, he scored 15 points of the season and became the first player taken past the fifth round of the NFL Draft. 14 or more receptions in the first two games.
Then, late in the game, Nacua caught his 15th pass of the tournament, setting a new single-game record for a rookie.it broke previous record of 14 shared by Najee Harris, Saquon Barkley, Roy Helu. Nacua finished the game with 15 receptions for 147 yards.
It remains to be seen how the Rams’ season will pan out, but it certainly appears they have found another capable wide receiver for their offense in the fifth round out of BYU.
A person whose name is already in the record book.