Former Iowa State football star Brock Purdy's cleats showcased in Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former Iowa State football star Brock Purdy's cleats from the San Francisco 49ers' Week 1 win are now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Former Iowa State football star Brock Purdy has achieved another milestone in his career. The cleats that Purdy wore during the San Francisco 49ers' victory in Week 1 of this season have been honored by being displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This game marked a historic moment for Purdy as he became the first quarterback in NFL history to win his first six regular-season starts.
But that's not all. Purdy also holds the record for being the first quarterback to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his first six regular-season games. The significance of this achievement is not lost on the football world. Purdy's cleats now join his jersey from last year, which he wore during his first two home starts when he became the first quarterback ever to win his first three career starts.
It's remarkable to think that Purdy was once considered "Mr. Irrelevant" in last year's draft class, a term given to the last pick in the annual NFL Draft. However, he defied all expectations and quickly rose through the ranks, going from third-string to first-string and winning seven consecutive games as the starter. His journey was not without obstacles, as he suffered an elbow injury during the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29. But true to his resilient nature, Purdy made a full recovery in time for the start of this season.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame summed up Purdy's incredible journey with the phrase, "From Mr. Irrelevant to Hall of Fame relevant." This sentiment is echoed by the display of a game ball alongside his cleats and jersey at the museum. It serves as a reminder of the impact Purdy has made on the sport.
Looking ahead, the San Francisco 49ers continue to find success on the field. They have won their first two games of the season, including a recent victory against the Los Angeles Rams. Their next challenge is a home game against the New York Giants on Thursday night, which will be exclusively televised on Amazon Prime Video.
While Purdy's achievements on the field are remarkable, he has also found happiness off the field. During the NFL offseason, he announced his engagement to Jenna Brandt, his now-fiancé. Brandt, a former collegiate volleyball player at Iowa State and UNI, holds a special place in Purdy's heart. In an Instagram post, he expressed his love for her and his excitement for their future together.
In conclusion, Brock Purdy's journey in the NFL has been nothing short of extraordinary. From being labeled "Mr. Irrelevant" to having his cleats displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he has defied all expectations. His achievements on the field, coupled with his personal happiness, make him a true inspiration. As fans, we can only imagine what more Purdy will accomplish in the future.