The 49ers acquired cornerback
FIRST NFL TRAINING CAMP
That was definitely an experience, being around a talented group like this. ‘Course it’s nothing like I saw in college or high school. It was different at first, but then I started running around with the guys and I realized it’s just football.
As I started to progress in practice, get acclimated to the speed and learn how things work around here – the 49ers Way. Once it started clicking in practice, it was all good and I felt comfortable.
PREPARING ON THE P-SQUAD
I used that as a chance to get better every day. As a practice squad guy, I got to go against the first-team offense every day in practice, so I used that time to work on my technique and show the coaches what I can do.
FIRST TACKLE IN ST. LOUIS DEBUT
It was definitely exciting, a blessing, something I had been waiting for for a long time. It was like a dream come true. That’s what it was. I just went out there and had fun. I did my job, had one tackle, but for me that was huge.
LEARNING FROM KASSIM OSGOOD, C.J. SPILLMAN
They have taught me a lot. They’re definitely two of our special teams captains as well as leaders on the team, so they always give me pointers on things I can do better, whether it’s on punt, punt return, kickoffs. Soaking up knowledge from them always helps.
‘AN ARROW THROUGH SNOW’
As far as the play, it was just a blessing. I got a good release and was able to get on the ball carrier as soon as the ball got there. It was really just good timing. Then I made the hit, and the ball came out. And Kassim made a great play to get over there. He actually beat a couple of Tennessee guys to the ball, so that was huge to recover it in the end-zone. Coach Harbaugh gave me a game ball for it. It was a big play. He was excited. I was excited. Blessed to be a part of that play.
AWAY FROM WORK
I’m a pretty relaxed person, chill, hang out with friends, watch a lot of movies. I try get better at my craft – right now, I’m just focused on my part, to help this team be victorious and achieve the goals that we set at the beginning of the season.