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Faulk, NFL Network tour 49ers Facility

The 49ers were visited by former NFC Western Division rival running back and current NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk at Tuesday's OTA session.

The future hall of fame back was in attendance to film a segment for an upcoming episode of NFL Total Access, in which he guides viewers on a tour of the team facility and speaks with 49er players and coaches.

Faulk chatted with the media after the hour and a half practice session, speaking highly of his former head coach, current 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz while also offering advice for running back Frank Gore.

And who better to advise Gore than Faulk? While under the tutelage of Martz from 1999 to 2005, Faulk was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2000 and the Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1999 and 2001 by the Associated Press.

With national and local media on hand, several young players made impressive plays that caught the attention of the assembled audience.

The 49ers' third and sixth round picks, cornerback Reggie Smith of Oklahoma (75th overall pick) and wide receiver Josh Morgan of Virginia Tech (174th overall) had the most impressive individual plays of the practice.

Smith made the only interception of the day, on a play in which he cradled a pass in the end zone before it hit the ground. The pass ricocheted off the out-stretched arms of Arnaz Battle, but found a home in the diving arms of Smith, who was instantly applauded by his defensive teammates and secondary coach Johnnie Lynn.

Morgan flashed his potential by out-leaping a defensive back and hauling in a long touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith.

He wasn't the only receiver drawing attention.

In his second OTA practice, Battle made a number of quality catches, showcasing solid hands and a knack for snatching the ball over the middle around multiple defenders.

Battle and the rest of the team will have tomorrow off, but will be back on Thursday to finish out their remaining week and a half of OTA's.

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