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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jerry Rice Jr. gets tryout for San Francisco 49ers

jerry-rice-jr-unlvAfter appearing in nine games in four years at UCLA, Jerry Rice Jr. transferred to UNLV and caught 11 passes for 86 yards last season.

Not selected in the NFL Draft earlier this month, Rice Jr. accepted an invitation to workout for the Baltimore Ravens during their rookie minicamp this past weekend. However, the team opted to not extend an offer despite a decent showing from the young wide receiver.

“Jerry Rice Jr. has done a nice job,” Harbaugh said via the Baltimore Sun. “He’s a really good athlete. He doesn’t have his dad’s size, but he sure got his athleticism. He runs in a real similar way. He’s got that West Coast offense down. He’s probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle.”

“He knows all the rules of the crossing routes. He knows what to do, very good hands, real smooth athlete. He did a real nice job.”

With that door closed, another one has opened. This one by the team his Hall of Fame father became a household name playing for. The younger Rice revealed through his Twitter account on Monday the San Francisco 49ers would be his next stop to try and get his professional career underway.

For obvious reasons, it would be pretty cool if Jerry Rice Jr. is able to latch on with the Niners. Let’s hope it happens.

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