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Twitter Q&A: Chris Borland Reviews First NFL Start

The big stage of "Sunday Night Football" wasn't too much for rookie linebacker Chris Borland.

In his first NFL start -- on primetime no less -- Borland led the San Francisco 49ers with eight tackles and also recorded his first sack.

The former two-time captain at the University of Wisconsin was our guest for our weekly 1-on-1 interview.

He also took the time to answer several questions from fans on Twitter.


BORLAND: It was exciting, certainly. It was a big stage and a big game. It wasn't the outcome we wanted, but there was a lot to learn from. It was a difficult start for me personally, and we didn't play well as a team, but it can only go up from there.

@49ers what's it like learning from All-Pro LB's like Willis and Bowman? #AskBorland — Nate Weis (@nateweis11) October 20, 2014

BORLAND: You can learn a lot from just watching those guys. The way Pat prepares, how he leads and how he plays on Sundays has been great for me. NaVorro -- I don't think anyone knows this defense better than NaVorro. It's a great room, and I've learned a lot.

BORLAND: I grew up a Packers fan. My dad's side of the family is from Wisconsin, so I kind of inherited that. It changed once I got to college because I had friends on teams in the NFL. I'm well aware of the history between the 49ers and Packers. I remember when Terrell Owens caught that touchdown pass. I was in kindergarten, balling my eyes out.

I heard it in the preseason. When I heard it then, it was a little surreal. By this time of year, I was ready for it. He says so much during the game.

Consistency. Even in St. Louis, when I came in, I was up and down a little bit. I just need to be able to play at a high level every play.

@49ers figure out a sack/TD dance? #AskBorland — 타일러 (@tylerkiwii) October 20, 2014

I'm not a dance or celebration guy. It's going to be whatever comes to me when I'm excited. There won't be anything premeditated.

I'm 5-11… ish. I got measure at the combine at over 5-11, so I'll take that.


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