Who is George Kittle?
He is an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers in “The National Football League” (NFL). He played college football for “The University of Iowa Hawkeyes”. He has become two times Pro Bowler along with a first-team All-Pro selection.
He was born on 9th October 1993 in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin in the United States. His father Bruce Kittle, also played at Iowa and is a former college football coach. He studied at Iowa City West High School and later on transferred to Cedar Falls High School & Norman High School.
He Played at Lowa from 2012 to 2016 under head coach Kirk Ferentz. He had his first collegiate reception against the Missouri State Bears football team which went for 47 yards. In the 2015 season on 26th September against North Texas he scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 43-yard reception from quarterback, American football quarterback of “The National Football League” Casey Jarrett Beathard. Throughout 2015 overall he has 20 receptions for 290 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
In the 2016 session, he headlined a tight end unit that contained junior Peter Pekar and freshman American football tight and for the National Football League (NFL) Noah Fant. Statistically, he played his best game against the North Dakota State Bison football team with five receptions for 110 receiving yards. In his Complete collegiate career, he made 48 receptions for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns.
As a senior tight end, he was one of the 19 collegiate tight ends to receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the state capital and the most populated city of Indiana in the United States. On 27th March 2017, he participated Iowa Hawkeyes football team along with Casey Beathard, American football cornerback for the Houston Texans Desmond King II, American football Defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson, American football cornerback for the Tennessee Titans Greg Mabin, Former American football wide receiver Riley McCarron & other four players.
He completed his combined drills, finishing the short shuttle (4.55s), three-cone drill, and also ran positional drills. He was assumed to be the third or fourth-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. Finally, he reached the fifth position best tight end prospect in the draft by NFL analyst American football executive and former player Michael Mayock. And sixth-best by NFL analyst American former football executive Gil Brandt and he was ranked at the eighth-best tight end by NFLDraftScout.com.
On 4th May 2017, the San Francisco 49ers signed him to a four-year, $2.69 million (Rs 20.00 Cr) contract that included a signing bonus of $298,287 (Rs 2.21 Cr). He made his NFL debut in the 49ers’ season-opener against the “Carolina Panthers” and caught five passes for 27 yards in a 23–3 loss. During a week nine matchup against the Arizona Cardinals he caught three passes for 27 yards, before leaving the 20–10 loss with a leg injury. He was not able to become an active player for the same due to an injury and missed the game against New York Giants.
In the 2018 season against the Minnesota Vikings, he had five receptions for 90 yards in a 24–16 loss. In the 4th week of the competition against the Los Angeles Rams, he had five receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in the 39–10 loss. He also set a franchise record for reception yards by a tight end with 210. During the final season against them, he broke American football tight end played for the Kansas City Chiefs Travis Michael Kelce. He finished the season with 1,377 yards.
In the first four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, he earned the highest overall Pro Football Focus grade of any player in the NFL. Within few weeks he was not available for the events, but he comes back against the “Arizona Cardinals”. He got a knee injury on the first play of the game.
On 13th August 2020, he signed a five-year, $75 million (Rs 5,57.84 Cr) contract with the 49ers along with an $18 million (Rs 1,33.88 Cr) signing bonus, making him the highest-paid tight end in the league. After he missed the two games he returned in Week 4 against the “Philadelphia Eagles” on Sunday Night Football. On 5th November 2020, he was placed on an injured reserve with a broken bone in his foot. He comes back on 25th December 2020.
NFL Career Stats
Some career highlights:-
- Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers (2017)
- Second-team All-Pro (2018)
- PFF Player of the Year (2019)
Favourite Quotes from George Kittle
““We were rolling there toward the end, it didn’t end the way we wanted, but I feel like we had some momentum going, and if we can do that we’ll be a pretty good offence”.- George Kittle
Life Lessons from the Success of George Kittle.
Keys To Inspiration
Determination hard work and focus are the keys to inspiration.
Work In The Shadows
Work in the shadows and enjoy success in the sun.
Don’t be afraid to get dirty and work hard nobody has succeeded without hard work.