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In the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Jarrett Kingston from the University of Southern California with the 215th-overall pick.

"I love the game of football," Kingston said after being drafted. "I'm just a very dedicated, hard working person."

Keep reading to learn more about San Francisco's newest offensive lineman.

NorCal Native

Kingston was raised about four hours away from Santa Clara in a Northern California town named Anderson. Despite his local community being filled with mostly Faithful, he grew up a fan of the team's NFC rivals.

"My whole family is from LA, so I wasn't forced to be a Rams fan, but I kind of grew up being a Rams fan," Kingston said. "I was also a USC fan growing up, and I followed Clay Matthews his whole college career and followed him to the Packers. So, I was also a Packers fan, but not anymore."

Since being drafted to his hometown team, Kingston has admittedly become a "huge 49ers fan."

College Stats

Kingston began his collegiate football career at Washington State University. From 2018-22, he appeared in 37 games on the offensive line with 26 starts – 16 starts at left guard and 10 starts at left tackle. During his time at Washington State, Kinston earned a Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week award and a 2022 All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention.

The offensive lineman later transferred to the USC for his final season of college football. In 2023, Kingston made 12 game appearances and recorded one fumble recovery.

Outland Trophy Watch List

Ahead of the 2023 season, Kingston was selected to the Outland Trophy Watch List. The Outland Trophy is an honor that is annually awarded to the best college football interior lineman.

Kingston earned a 74.0-plus PFF pass-blocking grade across all six seasons of his college career. The offensive lineman allowed just 17 quarterback pressures and 1.0 sack from 464 pass-blocking snaps in the 2023 season.

NFL Combine Results

At the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, Kingston ran the 40-yard dash in 5.02 seconds, along with 32 reps on the bench press – the second-most among his position group.

Joining the 49ers

In joining the 49ers, Kingston is most excited to learn from one of the best offensive linemen to play the game, Trent Williams.

"I'm excited to learn from the guys and follow what they do day-in and day-out; What they do differently that sets them apart," Kingston said in a 1-on-1 interview with team reporter Lindsey Pallares. "Especially Trent Williams, because the past five years I've watched Trent Williams probably the most out I've anyone in the NFL. It'd be really cool to get under his wing, learn from him and see what makes him so great."

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