WATCH: Kendrick Bourne bails out Jimmy Garoppolo with incredible diving catch against Vikings

By Jesse Reed
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo was sandwiched by two Minnesota Vikings defenders and threw up a wounded duck for anyone to snag. Kendrick Bourne came to the rescue.

Check out this big-time effort by the San Francisco 49ers receiver, who laid out to haul in this catch for a first down.

That could have been disastrous for the 49ers. Instead, they had a fresh set of downs, if not a sore quarterback for good measure.

Bourne, who caught just 30 passes for 358 yards this past regular season, has been a secret star for the 49ers so far. He also hauled in the first touchdown of the game.

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