49ers rookie punter Mitch Wishnowsky is no stranger to hard hits. San Francisco’s fourth-round pick grew up playing Aussie rules football in his home country of Australia, and showed that he can still lay the hammer when he smacked Broncos return man Devontae Jackson on Monday night.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 20, 2019
The hit did more than just turn a few heads. It also got the attention of the folks in charge of coming up with the ratings for the Madden 20 video game. After the 49ers jokingly asked for the game to revisit Wishnowsky’s low tackle rating, the game did just that, improving his overall tackle rating from 36 to 41, and his hit power rating from 40 to 60.
— Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) August 20, 2019
After seeing what the youngster is capable of, every 49ers punt and kickoff will be a little bit more interesting this season.