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49ers Sign 11 Undrafted Free Agents Including Olympian

The 49ers have signed 11 undrafted free agents to come to camp and compete for a spot on the roster. While it’s generally a long shot, you never know what kind of hidden gem you can find (just look at Alex Boone). One player of note is defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye. Okoye is a British Olympic discus thrower who placed 12th in the London Olympics. Also a former rugby player, he impressed NFL scouts at regional combines with his combination of size (6’6 305lbs) and athletic ability. When asked about Okoye, head coach Jim Harbaugh opined about the player as only Jim Harbaugh can. According to the San Francisco Gate, he said of Okoye: “He’s just an Adonis. Just a great physical specimen of a man. I can think of some other adjectives. Our Creator created a beautiful man.” Jim is becoming quite the quote!

Here is a list of the undrafted players the 49ers have signed:

C Sherman Carter, Tennessee State

FB Alex Debniak, Stanford

RB D.J. Harper, Boise State

WR Chuck Jacobs, Utah State

OT Luke Marquart, Azusa Pacific

QB/TE Marqueis Gray, Minnesota

LS Kevin McDermott, UCLA

CB Darryl Morris, Texas State

DL Lawrence Okoye, British Olympian

OG Patrick Omameh, Michigan

DT Mike Purcell, Wyoming

 


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