A new tradition has started at 49ers headquarters: contract signings using the quill pen.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Brandon Thomas to a four-year deal.
Thomas (6-3, 317) was the third of three, third-round draft picks (100th overall) by the 49ers in this year's draft out of Clemson University. He played in 49 games, starting 30 games at tackle and nine at guard for the Tigers. In 2013, Thomas started all 13 games at left tackle while earning First-Team All-ACC honors. He was also a Second-Team All-ACC selection in 2012, after starting all 13 games at left tackle and helping the Tigers tally a school-record 6,665 yards of total offense.
A 23-year old native of Spartanburg, SC, Thomas attended Paul M. Dorman (Spartanburg, SC) High School.