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49ers Sign P Colton Schmidt


The San Francisco 49ers have signed punter Colton Schmidt to a three-year deal.

Schmidt (5-11, 220) joins the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from the University of California, Davis. He finished his collegiate career with 235 punts for 9,664 yards and a school record 41.1 gross punting average. He also served as the team's kickoff specialist with 34 of his 62 kickoffs resulting in touchbacks.

A native of Bakersfield, CA, Schmidt capped off his Aggies career, in 2012, by surpassing his previous single-season school record of a 42.3 average with a 44.5 gross punting average, earning First-Team All-Big Sky Conference. He was also selected Second-Team All-Great West Conference following his sophomore and junior seasons.

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