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Andrew Iupati Attends Rookie Camp

Posted by Taylor Price on May 11, 2012 – 2:46 PM

In 2010 there was an Iupati at 49ers rookie camp. The same can be said in 2012.

Three years ago it was left guard Mike Iupati making his NFL debut as one of San Francisco’s two first-round selections. This time around, Iupati’s younger brother, Andrew, is trying out to make the 49ers.

Andrew Iupati is one of several players trying out during San Francisco’s three-day rookie minicamp. The 6-foot-1, 286-pound Humboldt State product, who transferred from the University of Oregon, just might be the most notable name in the bunch.

Unlike his brother, Andrew Iupati lines up on the defensive side of the ball as an interior lineman.

That being said, it didn’t stop the 49ers Pro Bowl alternate guard from giving his young brother words of wisdom prior to his tryout.

“I’d tell him to just keep working hard,” Mike Iupati said at the conclusion of this week’s voluntary Football School sessions on Thursday. “Can’t really say anything other than just go out and dominate.”

On Friday, the elder Iupati was at team headquarters once again to work out, and to take a sneak peak at how little brother was fairing.

“It feels great,” commented Andrew on having his brother’s support. “It’s a really good feeling.”

The Iupati brothers haven’t been on the same team since their time at Anaheim’s Western High School, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been following each other’s games. Whenever Andrew had the time last season, he’d make sure to watch 49ers games.

“Now I have a favorite team to watch,” he said.


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13 Responses to “Andrew Iupati Attends Rookie Camp”

  1. By Vortex on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    He sure looks like a nose tackle.

  2. By DMT on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Good luck Andrew.

  3. By JJ on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Get yours Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By bigearl on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Take it to the Heart Andrew…..Listen too your coaches an big BRADA Mike..!! GO9ers……….

  5. By gabriel49 on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    You only get one shot Andrew so make it count & give it ur all. make ur big brotha proud! GO 9ERS IN 2012!!!!!!!

  6. By lesro89 on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    tons of healthy competition everywhere on this team. we are going to cut players that other teams are going to be happy to have, it’ s been a long time since one can say that about the Forty-Niners pool of talent.

  7. By the fanster on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    @ vortex,,yes he for sure looks like a nose tackle,,but our mighty 3-4 base defense needs the nose tackle to be about 310-325 lbs. to take on both the center and either guard

  8. By the fanster on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    to take on both the center and either guard at the same time

  9. By time2speakup on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    It’s both interesting and great at the same time that with a fair shot, ANY one of these kids can actually make it. If this one does, it will be super cool on two fronts: he gets to play pro ball and with his big brother on the best team going right now, and two, as packed with quality as our roster currently is, his making it would only signal that we have just gotten even BETTER. That’s a scary thought.

  10. By Skabz03 on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    Dude is 6 foot 300 lbs. If he makes the team and eventually starts he’ll probably be up to 310

  11. By Vortex on May 13, 2012 | Reply

    By the fanster on May 12, 2012
    @ vortex,,yes he for sure looks like a nose tackle,,but our mighty 3-4 base defense needs the nose tackle to be about 310-325 lbs. to take on both the center and either guard
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    We don’t have a lot of depth at DT, so he has a shot. He can always gain weight,but if he’s as strong as his older brother he should be ok.

  12. By TT on May 14, 2012 | Reply

    Go Andrew!!!!! The Iupati brothers are both talented.. Go 9ers!!!

  13. By Tokeye on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Good job uce

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