They’ve just started working together on the 49ers practice fields, but it seems like a perfect mentoring relationship between Frank Gore and Marcus Lattimore.
San Francisco’s four-time Pro Bowl running back and fourth-round pick are hitting it off just fine at 49ers offseason workouts. Although Lattimore is taking a calculated approach in rehabbing his well-documented knee injury, the South Carolina running back has been picking up constant information from Gore, San Francisco’s all-time leading rusher.
“He’s a very detailed guy,” Lattimore said via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “You can see why he’s so successful.”
Lattimore and the 49ers are off on Friday. The rookie running back is with a few teammates at the NFL’s Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles.
Gore and the veterans return to work on Monday. The veteran running back did make glowing statements about the incoming rookie to 49ers.com, too.
Tags: Frank Gore, Kyle Williams, Marcus Lattimore
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Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and the San Francisco 49ers will host a press conference at 11am today at Levi’s Plaza to make a major announcement.
WHO: Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York
WHERE: Levi’s Plaza
1155 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA
(Between Greenwich and Union Street)
WHEN: 11 am PT
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: Today’s press conference will be streamed live at www.49ers.com/live
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The 49ers were excited to see Quinton Patton’s name available when it came time to make the No. 128 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Louisiana Tech wideout had 24 touchdowns in two seasons, both of which he was given first-team All-WAC honors. San Francisco knew they were getting a competitive player in the 6-foot, 202-pound wideout, but they were blown away when Patton tried to visit team headquarters earlier this week.
“He’s just a good, solid, all-around receiver,” general manager Trent Baalke said of Patton after the draft.
Jim Harbaugh liked Patton’s eagerness to get to work with the 49ers, but it turns out, Patton’s made a habit of logging extra hours on the job.
Tags: Colin Kaepernick, Daniel Kilgore, Garrett Celek, Glenn Dorsey, Quinton Patton
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A single game on-sale will be held today at 10:00 AM PT. Ticket inventory will be extremely limited and is expected to sell-out quickly. Visit NFL Ticket Exchange for additional tickets.
This season also includes a trip to London where the 49ers will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in Week 8. Four-night travel packages including hotel, round trip airfare, game tickets, and event hospitality are now available here.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced uniform numbers for several newcomers to the 2013 roster.
Most notably, Anquan Boldin will wear No. 81, which was previously worn by tight end Garrett Celek. No. 81 has been Boldin’s uniform for all 10 of his seasons in the NFL, seven with the Arizona Cardinals and the last three years with the Baltimore Ravens.
Celek will change to No. 88 this season. He’s not the only member of the 49ers wearing a new number in 2013. However, new cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has not officially selected a uniform number for his 11th season in the league and first with the 49ers.
Here are the new uniform numbers:
QB Colt McCoy – 2
K Phil Dawson – 9
WR Marlon Moore – 19
S Craig Dahl – 43
LB Dan Skuta – 51
G Wayne Tribue – 62
G Joe Looney – 78
TE Cameron Morrah – 84
DT Glenn Dorsey – 90
Tags: Anquan Boldin, Cameron Morrah, Colt McCoy, Craig Dahl, Dan Skuta, Glenn Dorsey, Marlon Moore, Phil Dawson, Wayne Tribue
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Football in the Bay Area has been on the rise in recent years. High school, college and professional teams have enjoyed the type of success that earns national notoriety.
With Stanford University, Jim Harbaugh’s former school, earning back-to-back BCS Bowl invitations, the Cardinal have become the leaders in Bay Area collegiate football. Coach David Shaw has continued Harbaugh’s work at Stanford by bringing in academically and athletically gifted athletes. The Cardinal finished as the nation’s No. 7 team according to AP Top 25 results.
Another Bay Area school, San Jose State, also enjoyed impressive success in 2012. The Spartans finished the year 11-2 and No. 21 in the AP’s Top 25 poll.
Tags: Jim Harbaugh
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Bruce Miller is a talented football player. When it comes to soccer… let’s just say he’s best suited for the gridiron.
We found that out on Friday when the fullback showcased his soccer skills for 49ers.com. Why did he do it, you may ask? It’s because Mexico and Peru will meet in an international soccer friendly next week at Candlestick Park.
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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. discussed his predictions for the 2013 NFL Draft in a Wednesday conference call.
The long-time draft analyst mentioned several players profiled in 49ers.com’s “49 in 49” draft series as potential first-round targets for San Francisco.
The first name mentioned from Kiper was a standout Pac-12 defensive lineman.
“Datone Jones, a defensive end from UCLA, that would be a little bit of a curve ball,” Kiper explained. “He’s a had a great Senior Bowl week. He had a heck of a year for Jim Mora. He’s ideally suited for what they do.”
Kiper continued on his possible first-round targets for San Francisco by highlighting a player 49ers.com featured on Wednesday.
“As a safety, Jonathan Cyprien from Florida International, good football player,” Kiper said. “He’d be a great pick at 34 or 31. Matt Elam, a safety at Florida, would be in that mix as well.”
The final possibility Kiper discussed was a player the 49ers coaches have worked with that also fits a position of need with the departure of tight end Delanie Walker.
“At tight end,” Kiper began, “do they look at Zach Ertz from Stanford? Do they wait until late second round and look at either Ertz, if he’s still there, or Gavin Escobar from San Diego State or Dion Sims from Michigan State?”
Kiper summed up his thoughts on what the 49ers should do with their first two picks, No. 31 and No. 34 overall.
“I would think at defensive end, safety, and tight end, if you can get those three positions filled with those picks at 31, 34 and 61, it would be a nice draft for Trent Baalke and company. And hope that A.J. Jenkins can come back year two and give you something at wide receiver.”
Tags: A.J. Jenkins, Trent Baalke
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It’s a broad designation, but there’s plenty of talented NFL prospects outside of the NCAA’s power conferences. Our 49ers.com “49 in 49” series continues with the top talent removed from the SEC, Big-12, Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC. We’re calling it, “Best of the Rest.”
Every year impact players are drafted outside of the nation’s top football conferences and they end up carving out highly successful careers in professional football. The 2013 NFL Draft figures to be no different.
Tags: Jerry Rice, Trent Baalke
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Our annual pre-draft series marches on with a look at the top prospects hailing from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC was competitive as ever in 2012 with Florida State taking home the conference crown. The Seminoles were also dominant in the BCS Orange Bowl, beating Northern Illinois 31-10. FSU capped an impressive 12-2 record that saw them finish as the nation’s No. 10 overall team in the AP’s final Top 25 rankings.
Tags: Joe Looney
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