Watch new 49ers QB Dobbs hit Jennings for Hail Mary TD at Tennessee

Watch new 49ers QB Dobbs hit Jennings for Hail Mary TD at Tennessee originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Recent free-agent addition Joshua Dobbs enters the 49ers quarterbacks room already having a tight bond with one of San Francisco's key wide receivers.

Dobbs, 29, played at Tennessee alongside 49ers wideout Jauan Jennings during the 2015 and 2016 NCAA seasons, where the two teammates became good friends and Volunteers royalty.

The “royalty” tag will forever be upon them because of their roles in a thrilling ending between then-No. 11 Tennessee and then-No. 25 Georgia in 2016. Famously, Dobbs and Jennings connected on a walk-off 43-yard Hail Mary to give Tennessee a 34-31 road win.

The tandem has relished the moment ever since.

Dobbs and Jennings coincidentally faced off seven years to the day after their iconic play when the 49ers hosted the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium in Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season.

Of course, the two caught up and swapped jerseys for old time’s sake.

The two no longer have to wait for an occasional matchup to greet each other as they’ve reunited as teammates.

And while Dobbs likely won’t see the field too much for the 49ers in 2024, his rapport with Jennings could be vital in the unfortunate scenario where 24-year-old Brock Purdy is unavailable.

Dobbs, new to San Francisco, already has a friend in the locker room.

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