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49ers star George Kittle praises Caitlin Clark: ‘She’s simply so genuine’

49ers star George Kittle praises Caitlin Clark: ‘She’s simply so genuine’


San Francisco 49ers star tight finish George Kittle remains to be an Iowa Hawkeye at coronary heart. That is straightforward to see when he is attending occasions in his spare time on the college. And that features ladies’s basketball final season, throughout Caitlin Clark’s ultimate 12 months within the black and yellow. 

Kittle and his spouse, Claire, a former Hawkeyes basketball participant, met whereas they had been in school collectively. So, at any time when there’s an opportunity to get again to Iowa Metropolis, they make the time. 

They did so through the second spherical of March Insanity, when No. 1 Iowa hosted No. 8 West Virgina at Carver-Hawkeye Area. It is there the place the Kittles bought to expertise the insanity Clark and her teammates delivered to the constructing. They usually met the eventual No. 1 total choose within the WNBA Draft. 

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Tight finish George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers takes a photograph with followers earlier than a recreation between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the West Virginia Mountaineers through the 2024 NCAA Ladies’s Match at Carver-Hawkeye Area March 25, 2024, in Iowa Metropolis, Iowa. (Matthew Holst/Getty Photos)

“She’s extremely personable. She’s charismatic. She’s simply so genuine,” Kittle advised Fox Information Digital whereas discussing his new advert with Quick Twitch. “She would not pretend something. She’s very enthusiastic about the whole lot you are speaking about. She’s nice to have a dialog with. You possibly can inform how a lot she loves her teammates.”

Kittle was having fun with time with Iowa followers who noticed him within the crowd through the recreation, however after Clark dropped the 32 factors to assist the Hawkeyes advance, he was in a position to meet the ladies’s basketball sensation. 

It was in Iowa’s coaching room the place he witnessed that genuine character he spoke of. 

“We had been hanging out within the coaching room after the sport simply to get away from the group a bit bit,” he recalled. “She is available in, hugs all of the athletic trainers, talks to all people, talks to us a bit bit, and also you simply see how a lot folks look after her. She has this unbelievable repute that she’s constructed day in and day trip. So, she’s carried out that and simply so excited for her.”

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Kittle was additionally in a position to see the totally different sides to Clark — the competitor on the courtroom and the standard individual off it.

“You see how she is on the courtroom. She has this competitiveness. She’s bought this fireplace in her,” he stated. “However as quickly as she will get off the courtroom, there’s this flip of the change. She’s simply Caitlin Clark. To have the ability to shuttle between all that, it’s important to be superb to have the ability to do this, and she or he does that flawlessly.

“It is a spectacle [to watch her play] and [I’m] simply blissful for her success.”

Caitlin Clark poses with jersey

Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever poses for a photograph with Lin Dunn and Christie Sides throughout her introductory press convention April 17, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  (Ron Hoskins/NBAE by way of Getty Photos)

As anticipated, Clark was chosen first total by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, the place her presence has already led to a rise in season ticket and jersey purchases. Kittle understands the hype.

“With Indiana, the quantity of Iowa followers who’re going to journey to see her play, it should be a sold-out stadium each time they play. It is actually enjoyable to have the ability to observe her and her unbelievable journey,” he stated. 

Kittle added that his family will “just about” be Fever followers. 

“I believe I’ve to say sure,” he stated. Although he pointed to the prospect of a WNBA staff for Golden State heading to the Bay Space quickly, which he will even assist contemplating he performs there.

And although he was carrying his spouse’s No. 3 jersey when he was noticed in March, he’ll be including a Fever jersey to his assortment quickly. 

Caitlin Clark and George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers star George Kittle, a former Iowa Hawkeye, recalled the “genuine” interplay he had with Caitlin Clark (Getty Photos)

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“I will positively have a Caitlin Clark jersey in some unspecified time in the future,” he stated. 

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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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