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Jauan Jennings, former Blackman (Tennessee) QB, scores via a TD catch

The Tennessee native helps account for a second touchdown in Super Bowl LVIII, this time via a reception

Heading into Super Bowl LVIII, there was a lot of players you could’ve plucked out from the San Francisco 49ers to be the offensive standout. 

Running back Christian McCaffrey, tight George Kittle or even ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ Brock Purdy at quarterback. It’s been wide receiver Jauan Jennings that’s been the difference maker for the 49ers. 

The former Blackman (Tennessee) quarterback has thrown and now caught a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, with Jennings hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass to give San Francisco a 16-13 lead in the fourth quarter. 

The now wide receiver played under center for Blackman in 2013-2014 and had his best season his senior year.

Jennings ended up completing 125-of-222 passes for 2,169 yards and 22 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He also rushed for 877 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns on the ground.

Jennings ended up moving on collegiately to play at the University of Tennessee and converting to play wide receiver before being drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

During the 2023 regular season for San Francisco, Jennings caught 19 passes for 265 yards and scored one touchdown. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivesports