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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday they have promoted tight end Cole Hikutini to the active roster from the team's practice squad.
Hikutini (6-4, 247) originally signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2017. He was waived on September 2 and signed to the team's practice squad the following day.
A 23-year-old native of Wilton, CA, Hikutini attended the University of Louisville where he appeared in 24 games (13 starts) and registered 69 receptions for 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns during his two-year career with the Cardinals. In 2016, he appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and ranked fifth among tight ends in FBS with 49 receptions for 656 yards and eight touchdowns. Hikutini transferred to Louisville after spending the 2014 season at the City College of San Francisco, where he registered 40 receptions for 658 yards and four touchdowns. He transferred to CCFC after spending two years at Sacramento State.
Hikutini will wear number 83.