Eric Rogers' Unique Path to 49ers Profiled by MMQB

Last week, we spotlighted Eric Rogers after the Niners wide receiver surprised his mom with a new car.

This week, we learned more details about Rogers' backstory that make the gesture even cooler.

Robert Klemko of MMQB published a feature on Wednesday recounting Rogers' extraordinary path to the NFL.

If you have the five minutes to read the entire piece, do so. It's very good.

If not, here are a few of the highlights from the piece:

1. Rogers went to college without even considering a future in football. Instead, he wanted to be a police officer.

2. While playing for Division III Cal Lutheran, Rogers earned money by working in the school cafeteria and washing his team's uniforms every Sunday for $40.

3. After being released by the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, Rogers moved home and took a job packing UPS trucks.

Rogers has yet to put on a 49ers uniform, but it's hard not to root for the guy. He'll absolutely be someone to watch when San Francisco begins its offseason program in a couple weeks. One thing is for certain: He won't be the one washing jerseys after practice anymore.

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