Nick Foles no longer stands alone in Super Bowl history

Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) gestures during
Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) gestures during / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of the first 51 Super Bowls, no one player both tossed a touchdown and caught a touchdown in the same game. Then in Super Bowl LII in 2018, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles became the first player ever to do so.

In addition to his touchdown catch, which has been famously dubbed the "Philly Special," Foles also threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Eagles to a 41-33 over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots -- the Super Bowl victory was the first in Philadelphia franchise history. It was an epic performance by Foles, and one that will live in Philadelphia lore forever.

Since then, Foles has stood alone in the history books. But, that changed during Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night, as San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings joined him in the annals of history.

During the second quarter of the contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jennings tossed a touchdown to 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey on a nifty trick play.

Then in the fourth quarter, it was Jennings' turn to be on the receiving end of a touchdown toss, as he snagged one off of a throw by Brock Purdy.

While Foles and Jennings are now the only two players ever to both throw and catch a touchdown in the same Super Bowl, there is one major difference between the two performances: Foles' production helped lead to a win for Philadelphia, while Jennings' output wasn't enough to propel the 49ers to a win over Kansas City.

The 49ers ended up losing to the Chiefs, 25-22, despite Jennings' best effort. Had San Francisco pulled out a victory, Jennings might have been named Super Bowl MVP. Instead, he'll have to be happy with just joining Foles in the history books.