Good Morning Faithful,
Here are your top 49ers storylines for Tuesday, January 16th.
New and Notable
Off the Field: Deebo Samuel Makes NFL History as a 'Wideback' 💪
Deebo Samuel's dynamic talents at the "wideback" position are now being honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
The San Francisco 49ers dual-threat receiver now joins Hall of Famer Charley Taylor as the only players in NFL history to record both 4,000 receiving yards and 1,000 rushing yards in just five seasons. Samuel's game-worn gloves, cleats and skull cap from his milestone performance against the Los Angeles Rams in the 2023 regular season finale are currently on display in the Hall's "Pro Football Today Gallery."
McCaffrey, Warner and Five More 49ers Earn 2023 AP All-Pro Honors
The accolades continue to roll in for the San Francisco 49ers who had a total of seven players earn Associated Press All-Pro honors for the 2023 season. This marks the third year in a row the team has multiple first-team selections, and two players were unanimous selections. Additionally, the 49ers had two players make the AP All-Pro Second-Team. All-Pro selections are determined by a vote of 50 accredited media members of the Associated Press.
49ers Set to Host Packers in NFC Divisional Round
The wait is over, Faithful! The San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round next weekend. The seventh-seeded Packers 48-32 upset of the No. 2 seed Dallas Cowboys locked in the matchup which will take place on January 20 at 5:15pm PT. San Francisco was prepared to wait as late as Monday for the results of the final NFC Wild Card game to have their opponent set, instead the news came as early as possible following the outcome of the first NFC game of the weekend.
5 Things to Know: Javon Kinlaw
Defensive lineman Javon Hargrave was a newcomer to the San Francisco 49ers in 2023 after signing with the team in free agency, and he's made an immediate impact on the interior of the 49ers D-line.
"We knew we had to go get a difference maker," president of football operations and general manager John Lynch said following the 2023 free agency period. "And that was Javon Hargrave."
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel celebrates his birthday on January 15.