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Rams Puka Nacua’s 15 Catch Game Breaks the NFL Rookie Records


Rams Puka Nacua performance did not show any indication that he was new to the NFL.


Rams Puka Nacua broke the NFL’s single game record for receptions by a rookie and setting an overall league mark in the first two games in his career.


According to ESPN, Rams Puka Nacua caught 15 passes for 147 yards in the Rams’ 30-23 loss to the San Fransisco 49ers on Sunday, breaking the NFL’s single game record for receptions made by a rookie and setting an overall league mark with 25 catches in the first 2 games in his career.


One week after Rams Puka Nacua recorded 10 catches for 119 yards in his NFL debut, he eclipsed Earl Cooper’s record, set in 1980, for the most receptions by a player through his first two games. On the next play, Rams Puka Nacua broke the 100-yard receiving mark to become the first player to record 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in eac of his first two games in the NFL.


Rams coach Sean McVay said that Rams Puka Nacua is physically and mentally tough, he works really hard, very inquisitive. He added that his rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford has been real positive, and the rookie is going to continue to improve.

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Najee Harris, Saquon Barkley, Roy Helu, and Don Looney each had 14 catch games as rookies.


Elias Sports Bureau Research stated that Rams Puka Nacua is now one of four players in the NFL history to record 100 or more receiving yards in each of his first two games. Rams Puka Nacua joined Looney, DeSean Jackson, and Will Fuller V.


Rams Puka Nacua’s 25 receptions are also the most by a rookie over any two game span. He said that other thana what a teammate mentioned to hime while showering, he did not realize that he had set a record with his big day. Rams Puka Nacua said that he was really not aware of what’s was hoing on, but he said that his success will come when his team wins, and that he is excited to be able to come back and capitalize when they are able to win. He added that he has things to improve on, but the most important thing is getting the win.


Rams Puka Nacua was on the injury report this week with an oblique injury that he sustained in the Rams’ season opening victory over the Seattle Seahawks. When he was asked if he felt that he had to play through the injury, he said that he did not. He said that he felt like he was able to recover through the week, so on Sunday, he just let everything fly.

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