Welcome the the league, @EliMitch15!
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 12, 2021
An injury to RB Raheem Mostert pushed Elijah Mitchell into a more prominent role in San Francisco’s offense. The rookie sixth-round pick didn’t take long to make an impact.
His third carry of the game was a run to the right where he hit the hole, broke a tackle, and raced for a 38-yard touchdown to put the 49ers on top of the Lions 14-7.