49ers’ George Kittle nearly breaks single-game receiving record for tight ends in one half

George Kittle just had the greatest first half you're ever going to see by a tight end.

The San Francisco 49ers' emergent star caught seven passes for 210 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, Sunday afternoon against the Broncos.

The record for receiving yards by a tight end in a game belongs to Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, incidentally a member of the Broncos when he established the mark of 214 yards in 2002.

Sure looks like Kittle will re-write the record book today — not that we should be surprised. He entered Week 14 with 62 grabs for 893 yards in his first 12 games.

In the course of tearing up the Broncos, Kittle broke Vernon Davis' nine-year-old Niners record for most receiving yards by a tight end (965) in a single season.

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