Former rugby star Jarryd Hayne shone on his debut for the San Francisco 49ers as his side warms up for the new NFL season…
Jarryd Hayne has made an explosive start to his NFL career, rushing for 53 yards (48m) with his second carry in the San Francisco 49ers’ pre-season opener against the Houston Texans.
The former NRL star lined up at running back and burst through a hole in the left side of San Francisco’s offensive line before stepping a member of the Texans’ secondary.
He was finally pushed out of bounds on the 14 yard line. the San Francisco 49ers’ pre-season opener against the Houston Texans.
Hayne’s brilliant run lead to a touchdown to tight end Garrett Celek two plays later.
Jarryd Hayne ran 48 metres in the pre-season opener against the Houston Texans. (AAP)
“Jarryd Hayne provided a little excitement,” the 49ers commentator summed after the 49ers first touchdown.
The 27-year-old has run for 55 yards after being given his first opportunity at running back in the final seconds of the first quarter as the 49ers came away from their own end zone.