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  • Thu., Aug. 29, 2013 7:00PM - 10:30PM PDT 49ers at Chargers -It marks the 27th consecutive year in which the two teams have met in the preseason.
    -San Francisco leads preseason series 21-20 after the 49ers won, 35-3, at Candlestick Park last preseason.
    -It marks the 23rd preseason matchup in San Diego, with the Chargers holding a 16-8 series advantage at home.
  • Sun., Sep. 08, 2013 1:25PM - 4:25PM PDT 49ers vs. Packers In what will mark the team’s final season at Candlestick Park, the 49ers open the 2013 campaign by facing playoff teams from 2012 in four of the first five weeks, starting with the Green Bay Packers on September 8. This marks the second consecutive season that the 49ers and Packers have met in Week 1. Last season, San Francisco defeated Green Bay in two contests, 30-22 on the road in Week 1, and 45-31 at home in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs. The 49ers overall record against the Packers is 28-34-1, including 17-11-1 at home.
  • Sun., Sep. 15, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM PDT 49ers at Seahawks San Francisco travels to division-rival Seattle to face the Seahawks in prime time on Sunday night. The overall series is tied at 14 games apiece, but under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers are 3-1 versus Seattle. The teams split the 2012 series, with each team winning on their home field.
  • Sun., Sep. 22, 2013 1:25PM - 4:25PM PDT 49ers vs. Colts On September 22, San Francisco will host the Indianapolis Colts for the first time since 2005. The 49ers are 18-24 overall against the Colts, including an 11-10 record at home. The Colts defeated the 49ers, 18-14, in the teams’ last meeting in Indianapolis, in 2009.
  • Thu., Sep. 26, 2013 5:25PM - 8:25PM PDT 49ers at Rams The Niners will have a short week as they will travel to St. Louis for a Thursday night, NFL Network showdown with the Rams on September 26. The overall series is split at 62-62-3, and 31-31-1 on the road. Both contests last season went into overtime, with the Rams winning, 16-13, in St. Louis, and the teams tying, 24-24, in San Francisco.
  • Sun., Oct. 06, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM PDT 49ers vs. Texans San Francisco faces the Houston Texans on Sunday night October 6, in front of a national audience on NBC. It marks the third prime time appearance through the first five weeks of the regular season for the 49ers. This will be only Houston’s second trip ever to Candlestick Park in the regular season, and their first since the 49ers won 20-17 in overtime, in 2005.
  • Sat., Oct. 12, 2013 6:00PM - 10:00PM PDT 2013 Hall of Fame Ceremony The San Francisco 49ers will hold the 2013 Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame ceremony.
  • Sun., Oct. 13, 2013 1:25PM - 4:25PM PDT 49ers vs. Cardinals This week is the 49ers Alumni/Hall of Fame game. The second game of the back-to-back home-stand will be on October 13 vs. the Arizona Cardinals. San Francisco owns a 26-17 overall record against the Cardinals, including a 15-8 mark at home. In the 2012 regular season finale, San Francisco won 27-13, clinching the NFC West Division title for the 19th time in franchise history. The Niners have compiled a 7-1 record versus Arizona over the past eight games.
  • Sun., Oct. 20, 2013 1:05PM - 4:05PM PDT 49ers at Titans The 49ers begin their trek East with a stop in Nashville on October 20 to face the Tennessee Titans. San Francisco is 7-5 all-time against the Titans, including a 4-2 mark on the road.
  • Sun., Oct. 27, 2013 10:00AM - 1:00PM PDT 49ers at Jaguars The 49ers will travel across the pond to battle the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, England on Sunday, October 27, at historic Wembley Stadium. The game marks the 11th time the 49ers will play on the international stage, and the third time in the regular season. The team’s most recent trip to the UK occurred on October 31, 2010, as the 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos, 24-16, in front of a sellout crowd of 83,941. The 49ers are 1-2 all-time against the Jaguars, having lost both road contests against the team.

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49 in 49: S Tony Jefferson

Posted Mar 17, 2013

Hard-hitting Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson wraps up Big 12 week of our 49 in 49 pre-draft series.



We wrap up Big 12 week of our 49 in 49 pre-draft series with a look at a playmaking safety from Oklahoma.

Height has been a hot topic when discussing the potential NFL impact of former Oklahoma star Tony Jefferson.

The hard-hitting safety checks in at 5-foot-11, 213 pounds and has shown the ability to be one of college football’s best at his position. But as he’s gone throughout the pre-draft process, Jefferson has already had to answer many questions about his frame.

“Lack of height? You could look at the other safeties in the NFL right now that are successful,” Jefferson said. “You can see height doesn't really have a big factor in the NFL. I feel like if you're physical and you're in the right position, you can make a play on any receiver.”

Jefferson is one of the top few prospects in a deep safety class who projects to be a mid-round pick. Should San Francisco select the former Sooner, he could compete to join Donte Whitner, another smaller-statured safety who likes to lower his shoulder and make big hits. In fact, Whitner and Jefferson’s role model, Ed Reed, both feature similar body builds as the NFL prospect.

Jefferson was used as both a free safety and strong safety during his three-year career at Oklahoma, but said he was more comfortable as a strong safety playing near the line of scrimmage.

“I like being in the box a lot,” Jefferson said. “But being deep is pretty cool, too. You get to get those overthrown balls and big hits and stuff like that.”

Now that Dashon Goldson is gone via a free agent contract signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, perhaps the 49ers will take a look at Jefferson to compete with newly-signed Craig Dahl at the free safety position.

A look at Jefferson’s college game tape reveals an active and athletic player who often made quick reads and bolted toward to the line of scrimmage to make big tackles and be a force in the run game. In all, he finished 2012 with 119 tackles to lead Oklahoma en route to being named a second-team All-American.

Jefferson put together his career year despite suffering a high ankle sprain in the second game of the year, an injury that lingered with him for the rest of the year.

“I wouldn't say I was 100 percent throughout the season, but I wouldn't ever think about even sitting out a game,” Jefferson said. “I couldn't let my team down. I know they needed me. Being a leader on the team, you've got to be able to sacrifice, not just for yourself but for your teammates, your brothers.”

The Southern California native arrived in Norman, Okla., after a whirlwind college recruitment that included a late change of heart from UCLA to Oklahoma, where he would play alongside good friend and receiver Kenny Stills. Jefferson earned a role as a starter during his freshman season and decided to leave school a year early, announcing his decision with Stills in January.

“It was kind of a last-minute decision,” Jefferson said. “A tough decision, leaving what I'm leaving behind as far as my teammates, the institution, the amount of playing time I got there my freshman and sophomore year. It was a pretty rough feeling.”

Just as he got a quick start to his college career, Jefferson is hoping to latch on with a team and make an impact in his rookie year.

“Hopefully I can keep that trend going,” Jefferson said. “I plan on doing the right things to prepare to be able to play.”

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