49ers sign LB Ben Boulware to the Practice Squad

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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed linebacker Ben Boulware to the team’s practice squad.

Boulware (6-1, 235) was originally signed by the Carolina Panthers on May 1, 2017 as an undrafted free agent and was later released on September 2.

A 23-year-old native of Anderson, SC, Boulware attended Clemson University where he appeared in 53 games (31 starts) and registered 352 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, five interceptions, 10 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2016, he made 14 starts and finished with a team-high 131 tackles in addition to 11.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception. Boulware earned the Jack Lambert Award, which is given to the nation’s top linebacker, and was named a Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press.

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