Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua made his 31st catch of the season on the first play of the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, setting the record for the most catches by a rookie in his first four games.
Nacua finished the day with nine catches for 163 yards, ending the game with his first career touchdown reception on a 22-yard play in overtime to give the Rams a 29-23 victory after they blew a 23-point lead.
Nacua’s totals of 39 catches and 501 yards are the most for any NFL player through their first four career games.
Nacua set the four-game reception record when he caught a 26-yard pass over the middle from Matthew Stafford. The pass was high, but Nacua reached for it, then tipped the ball to himself to secure the catch.
The play helped to set up a touchdown run by Kyren Williams for a 7-0 Rams lead.
Nacua, 22, was taken by the Rams out of BYU in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Nacua’s play has helped the Rams fill the void left by the injury absence of All-Pro Cooper Kupp (hamstring), who could be in line to return next week at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
–Field Level Media