Borland (5-11, 248) was the second of three, third-round selections (77th overall) by the 49ers in this year’s draft out of the University of Wisconsin. Borland finished his career ranked 6th all-time at Wisconsin in total tackles (420), 4th in tackles for loss (50.0) and tied for 8th in sacks (17.0). He played in 55 games (48 starts) for the Badgers and also registered 18 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and three interceptions. As a senior, Borland earned First-Team All-America honors by the FWAA, becoming the first Wisconsin linebacker to earn such honors since 1951. He started all 12 games in which he appeared, recording 112 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed.
A 23-year old native of Kettering, OH, Borland attended Archbishop Karl Joseph Atler (Kettering, OH) High School.