Deebo Samuel sets multiple Super Bowl records for rushing by WR

Deebo Samuel made a splash to start the Super Bowl.

The San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver took a toss from Jimmy Garoppolo on San Francisco’s third play from scrimmage and carried it for a new Super Bowl record.

Longest run by a wide receiver

Samuel carried the ball 32 yards to the Chiefs 40 yard-line, marking the longest run by a wide receiver in Super Bowl history.

The play broke the record previously held by Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who reeled off a 30-yard run in Super Bowl XLVIII, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Tyrann Mathieu may have saved TD

It would have gone for longer and possibly a touchdown had Tyrann Mathieu not chased him down on the right sideline and forced him out of bounds.

The 49ers didn’t capitalize on the run with a touchdown, but kicked a field goal at the end of the drive for the first score of the game.

Another record

The play set up another record for Samuel, who broke a separate Harvin record in the second half. A 14-yard third-quarter run put Samuel at 53 rushing yards for the game, passing Harvin, who held the mark for most rushing yards by a receiver with 45 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Samuel’s had a fantastic freshman campaign as a key contributor for the 49ers. He kept it up on the sports biggest stage.

Best of Super Bowl LIV
Deebo Samuel made a splash to start the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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