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5 Things to Know about 49ers RB Travaris Cadet

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The San Francisco 49ers made another roster move on Tuesday, adding veteran running back Travaris Cadet and opting to part ways with running back Pierre Thomas.

Cadet was most recently a member of the New England Patriots this season. The running back signed with New England in March of this year, spending the offseason program and training camp with the Patriots before making the team's 53-man roster.

New England made Cadet active for one game before releasing the 'back on Sept. 29.

Now that Cadet has signed with the 49ers, here are five facts to help you get to know San Francisco's newest playmaker.

1. He was a quarterback in high school

Cadet was not only a signal-caller during his days at Miami Central High School, but ranked him as the 19th-best dual-threat quarterback in his class. During his senior season in 2007, Cadet threw for 1,391 yards and 13 touchdowns while running for more than 450 yards and two scores.

The University of Toledo initially inked Cadet before the Miami native made his way to Appalachian State University.

2. He played multiple positions at Appalachian State before settling at running back

As a sophomore in 2009, Cadet played in all of the Mountaineers 14 games as the backup quarterback and punt returner. Cadet also began a transition to wide receiver so the team could get him on the field more.

In 2010, ASU opted to move Cadet to running back, where he played in 13 games with seven starts. Cadet finished that season with 115 carries for 671 yards. As a senior in 2011, Cadet scored seven total offensive touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving).

That same season, Cadet served as his team's primary return man for the second straight season, fielding punts and kickoffs for the Mountaineers.

Bonus fact: Cadet played college ball at ASU with 49ers center Daniel Kilgore.

The other #ASU... Appstate @dankilgore

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3. He signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012

Cadet spent three seasons in "The Big Easy," immediately making the Saints active roster despite going undrafted. As a rookie, New Orleans deployed Cadet as a kick returner. Cadet fielded 26 kicks, racking up 690 return yards with a long return of 75 yards.

The next season Cadet topped his career best, recording an 82-yard kick return. Cadet also scored his first career touchdown that season on a 3-yard reception against the Patriots.

In 2014, the running back put up his best offensive numbers, primarily as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Cadet caught 38-of-51 targets on the season for 296 yards and his second career touchdown reception.

Cadet has only had limited use as a ball-carrier with 11 career carries for 37 yards.

4. He's been training hard to get another opportunity

Cadet wasn't resting on his laurels while he awaited his next shot in the NFL. In the last few weeks, Cadet posted a few videos of his workouts to his instagram page (@travariscadet39).


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5. He's excited to be with the 49ers

After signing his deal, Cadet also took to social media to thank San Francisco for giving him the opportunity. The running back will wear No. 32.

Thank you @49ers

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