George Kittle jokes about Vernon Davis helping with 3-touchdown game

Maybe George Kittle will want 49ers legend Vernon Davis in the house more often.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

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George Kittle not only set a personal best with a three-touchdown game on Sunday night, but he also tied a 49ers franchise record for a tight end.

All-Pro tight end George Kittle was awfully quiet during the San Francisco 49ers' Week 4 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, at least in terms of the stat sheet, boasting just one catch for 9 yards.

Kittle was not, however, quiet during the Niners' 42-10 beatdown of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Not only did the tight end lead all San Francisco pass-catchers with 67 yards, but he also found the end zone three times.

As NBC's Mike Tirico pointed out during the Sunday Night Football broadcast, that was a first in Kittle's career.

A 49ers tight end scoring three touchdowns in a game isn't new for the franchise, though, as Niners legendary tight end Vernon Davis accomplished the feat back in October of 2009 against the Houston Texans.

With Davis in attendance for Sunday night, Kittle made sure to put on his own show.

George Kittle jokes about how Vernon Davis asked him to tie 49ers record

Speaking to reporters after the game, Kittle was asked about how his chemistry with quarterback Brock Purdy has blossomed, especially with how the duo connected with three scores against what was supposed to be an elite Cowboys defense.

Kittle pointed out "consistency," with regard to Purdy. But then he shifted gears a bit and paid some homage to Davis, too.

"Being able to see Vernon pregame," Kittle added. "He told me to score three to tie his record So, I was like, 'Fine, Vernon. I'll do it. I'll tell Brock.'"

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Way to take one for the team there, George.

Kittle certainly looked like his vintage self during the game, and it's great to know that his already entertaining sense of humor hasn't lapsed at all whatsoever.

We're sure Vernon Davis appreciates it, too.

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