The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have promoted RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to the active roster from the team’s practice squad. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived QB Tom Savage. In addition, WR Marquise Goodwin’s game status has been downgraded to doubtful, as he has been excused to address a personal matter.
Wilson Jr. (6-0, 194) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2018 out of the University of North Texas. He was waived by the team on September 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
A 23-year-old native of Elkhart, TX, Wilson Jr. appeared in 41 games (29 starts) during his four-year career with the Mean Green where he rushed for 3,205 yards and 32 touchdowns on 562 carries, while adding 70 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his career ranked third in rushing touchdowns (32) and fourth in rushing yards (3,205) in school history. As a senior, he started all 11 games in which he appeared and notched 188 carries for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 168 yards.
Wilson Jr. will wear number 41.
Savage (6-4, 230) signed with the 49ers as a free agent on November 2, 2018.