Jarryd Hayne fumbles away first NFL touch

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jarryd Hayne's NFL debut was an inauspicious one, to say the least.

The Australian rugby league star, a somewhat surprising inclusion to the San Francisco 49ers' 46-man active roster, misjudged his first punt return and fumbled the ball near midfield after attempting to dive forward to catch it.

The Minnesota Vikings recovered at their own 43-yard line, but could not convert the turnover into points.

Hayne finished the game with four carries for 13 yards, including a long of 9 yards.