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49ers Sign DT Quinton Dial to Contract Extension

The top images of 49ers defensive lineman Quinton Dial, who enters his third NFL season after being a fifth-round pick in 2013.

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed DT Quinton Dial to a three-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

"Throughout his first three seasons in the NFL, Quinton has shown consistent development and has become a key contributor in our defense," said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "We have certainly seen his positive impact on the field and in our locker room, but we also recognize the impressive work he does in the community year round. We are pleased to extend the contract of young players like Quinton and are excited to see him continue his career with the 49ers."

Dial (6-5, 318) was originally selected by the 49ers in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. The three-year veteran has played in 32 games (21 starts), registering 132 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two blocked field goals on special teams. In 2015, Dial started a career-high 15 games and also set career highs in tackles (73) and sacks (2.5) as his two blocked field goals made him the first member of the 49ers to do so in the same season since DE Lawrence Pillers in 1983 (two).

A 25-year-old native of Clay, AL, Dial played at the University of Alabama where he appeared in 25 games for the Crimson Tide and registered 45 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

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