This new national holiday is pretty tight

October 27, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemern, it's official: October 27th is national tight end day. The dream began in 2018 when San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.

https://twitter.com/49ers/status/1041445405781680129?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1041445405781680129&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fninerswire.usatoday.com%2F2018%2F09%2F16%2F49ers-highlights-jimmy-garoppolo-hits-garrett-celek-for-touchdown%2F

Following Celek's touchdown, Jimmy G celebrated effusively with the tight end. That celebration was the start of it all ... and a little over a year later, the dream became a reality.

https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC/status/1188454521346891776

The importance of tight ends will be highlighted today, recognizing a typically overlooked group of players.



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The trend of honoring tight ends began with the 49ers ... guess their idea was pretty golden.

https://twitter.com/nfl/status/1179486417979707392?lang=en

The 2019 49er Garoppolypse wouldn't be happening without a key piece of the offense: tight end George Kittle.

https://twitter.com/49ers/status/1188131926139424770

San Francisco (6-0) is not short on Shananangians - they're making a statement with their moves on and off the field.


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