A converted running back turned wide receiver in college, Hurd demonstrated his ability to produce in the red zone, catching three passes for 31 yards and both of San Francisco’s touchdowns. Hurd’s first NFL reception was on a crossing route across the middle of the field for a score. On his second TD of the night, he hauled in a fade route in the corner of the end zone over the top of his defender.
“He plays very physical,” Shanahan said following Hurd’s preseason debut. “He’s in good shape, runs hard, has strong hands. Just trying to pick up the offense. Had a few mistakes (on Saturday), but played pretty well and it was a good first night for him.”