- First name is pronounced uh-KELL-oh.
- Witherspoon began playing football as a high school senior at Christian Brothers (Sacramento, CA) HS in 2012. He went on to play one year (2013) at Sacramento City College before transferring to Colorado University.
- Witherspoon registered a 40.5" vertical jump at the 2017 NFL Combine, the highest registered among all cornerbacks and 3rd highest among all defensive backs.
- Witherspoon grew up playing basketball with current 49ers DL Arik Armstead and trained with his father, Guss.
- Has a passion for medicine and wants to attend medical school after his career in the NFL.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Cornerbacks
In the eighth installment of the 49ers position-by-position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the cornerback position and how the returning unit can continue their league-leading production in 2020.
By The Numbers: The 49ers Road to the No. 1 Seed in the NFC Playoffs
Take a look at the stats and figures that aided the 49ers 13-3 regular season record.
What They Said: 49ers, Falcons Recap Week 15 Clash
Top quotes from both locker rooms following the 49ers last-second loss to the Falcons.
By The Numbers: Behind the 49ers Perfect 8-0 Start
Let's take a look at the stats that have been key to the 49ers undefeated start.
Deebo Samuel OUT, Josh Norman QUESTIONABLE in Week 7
Kyle Shanahan provided injury updates ahead of the 49ers Week 7 matchup against the Redskins.
Where Does the 49ers Defense Rank through Week 6?
After six weeks of football, find out where Pro Football Focus lists the 49ers defense.
Two 49ers Ranked in Pro Football Focus' Top 25 Cornerbacks Through Week 5
Both Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon are off to fast starts in 2019 as the duo land on PFF's Top 25 cornerbacks.
16 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: Aug 14
The defense had a standout session with five takeaways during the 49ers final practice at the SAP Performance Facility.
9 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: Aug 4
The 49ers closed the weekend with an evenly-matched practice ahead of a much needed day off on Monday.
9 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: Aug 3
San Francisco's pass catchers "had a day" during Saturday's session.
11 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: July 28
Notes from Sunday's training camp session, highlighted by the defense.
7 Lingering Questions Ahead of 49ers Training Camp
Addressing the top uncertainties that the 49ers face heading into 2019 training camp.
5 Player Updates from Robert Saleh during Week 2 of 49ers OTAs
Saleh provided health updates, player evaluations and position changes.
Richard Sherman Gives Vote of Confidence to Witherspoon, Ward and Colbert
Sherman said he believes in the trio of embattled defensive backs.
13 49ers Players to Return from Injured Reserve in 2019
Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon headline this list full of notable names.
5 Updates from Kyle Shanahan at the NFL's Annual Meetings
Shanahan provided notes on the 49ers offensive line, Marquise Goodwin and Jerick McKinnon from the annual NFL meetings.
Jimmie Ward to Get Reps at Cornerback This Offseason
John Lynch told reporters on Monday that the 49ers will look to take advantage of Ward's versatility in 2018.
Bleacher Report Gives 49ers an 'A' in Free Agency
The 49ers recent roster moves earned a perfect grade in free agency from Bleacher Report.
Jimmie Ward Receives a New Number After Giving No. 25 to Richard Sherman
Ward shared the story about his conversation with Sherman and unveiled his new number.
Richard Sherman's NFL Career By the Numbers
A numerical look at the cornerback's seven-year history in the NFL.
Why Adding Richard Sherman is so Significant for the 49ers
Analysis of how Richard Sherman impacts the 49ers both short term and long term.
Social Recap: NFL Reacts to 49ers Signing Richard Sherman
See how members of the 49ers, media and NFL reacted on social media to San Francisco's signing of Richard Sherman.
How Ahkello Witherspoon Sold the 49ers at the 2017 NFL Combine
John Lynch explained how Witherspoon impressed the 49ers during his interview at last year's Combine.
Two 49ers Named Second-year Players Poised for Breakout Seasons
Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report named two members of San Francisco's 2017 rookie class as players ready for breakout sophomore campaigns.
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49ers Defense Comes Up With Big PBUs at #49ersCamp
Watch the best defensive stops by Richard Sherman, Ahkello Witherspoon and Fred Warner during the fifth day of training camp at the SAP Performance Facility.
Week 14 - 49ers vs. Saints | NFL Game Pass
Relive the 2019 Week 14 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints with this full game replay brought to you by NFL Game Pass.
49ers Top Takeaways from the 2019 Season
Check out the defense's best interceptions and fumble recoveries from the 2019 season.
Top Moments from the 49ers 2019 Season
Take a look at some of the best moments from the 49ers 13-3 regular season campaign.
49ers Versus: Try Your Luck at a Staring Contest against Ahkello Witherspoon, Tevin Coleman and Emmanuel Moseley
Stare down Ahkello Witherspoon, Tevin Coleman and Emmanuel Moseley to see if you have what it takes to be the ultimate staring contest champion in this edition of 49ers Versus presented by Black Oak Casino.
49ers Best Defensive Plays of 2019
Watch the best defensive plays from the San Francisco 49ers during the 2019 regular season.
49ers Locker Room Reacts to Final Second Loss to Falcons in Week 15
T Mike McGlinchey, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, FB Kyle Juszczyk and DL Nick Bosa recap the 49ers loss to the Falcons.
Pregame Precheck: Best Airplane Pastime, Sleep 😴 or Movies 🎥
Find out how the 49ers locker room would rather spend their time on the plane in this 'Would You Rather' edition of Pregame Precheck presented by IdentoGo.
Pregame Precheck: Best (and Worst) Roadtrip Roomie
The 49ers locker room picked the teammates they would like to room with, and maybe a few they wouldn't. Find out who they chose.
49ers Players Break Down the Team's Decisive 'Sunday Night Football' Victory
DL Arik Armstead, DB Jimmie Ward, T Mike McGlinchey, S Jaquiski Tartt, WR Deebo Samuel and CB Ahkello Witherspoon discussed the overall team performance in the 37-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
49ers Host Crucial Catch Fashion Show presented by Dignity Health at Levi's® Stadium
The 49ers held a fashion show featuring guests representing all cancers who have either battled or are currently battling cancer as they modeled apparel donated by Levi's® alongside 49ers players.
49ers Top Five Players Through Four Weeks According to Pro Football Focus
Find out which five players have played the best after the first four games of the season according to Pro Football Focus.
ORIG3N DNA of a Play: Examining the 49ers Forced Turnovers Through Two Weeks
Tim Ryan breaks down the 49ers strong defensive performance to open the season in this ORIG3N DNA of a Play.
Pregame Precheck: Lose your Luggage or Miss Your ✈️
The 49ers locker room debated whether they would rather lose their luggage or miss their flight in this week's Pregame Precheck presented by IdentoGo.
Ahkello Witherspoon is Ready to Build on Week 1 Performance
Witherspoon broke down his pick-six play in Tampa Bay and discussed his emphasis to build a sustainable routine for 2019.
Top Plays from the 49ers 31-17 Victory over the Buccaneers
Watch the top highlights from the 49ers victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
Ahkello Witherspoon Seals the Game With a Pick-six
Witherspoon intercepts the Jameis Winston pass for the 49ers third pick on the day.
Ahkello Witherspoon: 'I Just Want to Go Play Football'
The 49ers cornerback talked about his preparations for the 2019 season and broke down the difficulties of covering Kyle Shanahan's offense.
Ahkello Witherspoon Summarizes His Journey to NFL
The former Colorado defensive back discussed his excitement to start rookie camp and how playing other sports growing up helped him fine-tune his skills as a corner back.
Ahkello Witherspoon Colorado Highlights
The cornerback left Colorado ranked 13th in school history in passes defensed with 28. Here are some of the top plays from the defensive back's college career.
1-on-1: John Lynch Breaks Down 49ers Round 3 Picks
The San Francisco 49ers general manager analyzed the selections of defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon and quarterback C.J. Beathard.
5 Things to Know: 49ers DB Ahkello Witherspoon
Here are five quick facts about the 49ers 2017 third round pick, Colorado defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon.
49ers Select Ahkello Witherspoon at No. 66 Overall
The San Francisco 49ers picked Colorado defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.