Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua sets NFL single-game rookie record with 15 catches in loss to 49ers

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua set the NFL single-game record for most receptions by a rookie with 15 catches for 147 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Nacua broke the record with a 17-yard reception late in the fourth quarter. He surpassed the former mark of 14 held jointly by Washington’s Roy Helu, the New York GiantsSaquon Barkley and Pittsburgh’s Najee Harris.

Nacua, a fifth-round pick out of BYU, also became the first rookie to have double-digit receptions in his first two games. He had 10 receptions for 119 yards in last week's 30-13 win at Seattle.

Nacua's 25 receptions are also a new overall league mark for a rookie in his first two games. The previous mark was 19 by San Francisco's Earl Cooper in 1980.


AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl

Joe Reedy, The Associated Press