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Super Bowl 2013: Putting together the 49ers roster

We break down how the 49ers put together their 2012 Super Bowl contending roster.

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

It has been 18 years since the 49ers won their last Super Bowl, and in that time the 49ers have dealt with plenty of turmoil. The 49ers dealt with problems up and down the organization, from ownership to the front office to the coaches to the players. And now, after 18 years in the desert, the 49ers are back and on the verge of reaching the mountain top.

I thought we could take a look at the 49ers roster and where everybody came from along the way. The current roster features 32 draft picks, 23 free agents, three players claimed off waivers and one player acquired through a trade. A team cannot build entirely through free agency, and the 49ers have generally done a solid job of finding the right parts to slot in around the strong base they developed through the draft.

The turn-around began with the hiring of Mike Nolan, although it was certainly in fits and starts. The only players to pre-date Nolan are Brian Jennings, Isaac Sopoaga and Andy Lee.

Things really took off once Trent Baalke took control of the front office after the 49ers parted ways with Scot McLoughan. The McNolan era laid some of the groundwork, but the front office maneuvering really picked up once Trent Baalke took the reigns.

And so, here are your 2013 San Francisco 49ers. Brian Jennings maintains his status as the longest-tenured. Nate Stupar was the most recent signee to the roster, joining the practice squad on January 8. Chad Hall was the most recent addition to the 53-man roster, getting a promotion from the practice squad on January 19, following the waiving of Billy Cundiff.


LOS Brian Jennings - 7th round draft pick


NT Isaac Sopoaga - 4th round draft pick
P Andy Lee - 6th round draft pick


QB Alex Smith - 1st round draft pick
RB Frank Gore - 3rd round draft pick


TE Vernon Davis - 1st round draft pick
OLB Parys Haralson (IR) - 5th round draft pick
TE Delanie Walker - 6th round draft pick


ILB Patrick Willis - 1st round draft pick
OT Joe Staley - 1st round draft pick
DL Ray McDonald - 3rd round draft pick
FS Dashon Goldson - 4th round draft pick
CB Tarell Brown - 5th round draft pick


OLB Ahmad Brooks - Waivers (Cincinnati)
DL Justin Smith - Free agency


WR Michael Crabtree - 1st round draft pick
DL Ricky Jean Francois - 7th round draft pick
Alex Boone - Undrafted free agency


OT Anthony Davis - 1st round draft pick
OG Mike Iupati - 1st round draft pick
ILB NaVorro Bowman - 3rd round draft pick
RB Anthony Dixon - 6th round draft pick

WR Kyle Williams (IR) - 6th round draft pick
WR Ted Ginn, Jr. - Trade with Miami (5th round pick)
CB Tramaine Brock - Free agency
DL Will Tukuafu - Free agency
ILB Larry Grant - Free agency (previous 7th round pick)

S C.J. Spillman - Waivers (San Diego)


OLB Aldon Smith - 1st round draft pick
QB Colin Kaepernick - 2nd round draft pick
CB Chris Culliver - 3rd round draft pick
RB Kendall Hunter (IR) - 4th round draft pick
OL Daniel Kilgore - 5th round draft pick
FB Bruce Miller - 7th round draft pick
K David Akers - Free agency

QB Scott Tolzien - Waivers (San Diego)

CB Carlos Rogers - Free agency
SS Donte Whitner - Free agency
LB Tavares Gooden - Free agency
LB Michael Wilhoite - Free agency
C Jonathan Goodwin - Free agency

NT Ian Williams - Undrafted free agency
DE Demarcus Dobbs (IR) - Undrafted free agency


WR A.J. Jenkins - 1st round draft pick
RB LaMichael James - 2nd round draft pick
OL Joe Looney - 4th round draft pick
LB Darius Fleming (PUP) - 5th round draft pick
S Trenton Robinson - 6th round draft pick
OLB Cam Johnson - 7th round draft pick

WR Chad Hall - Free agency
CB Perrish Cox - Free agency
S Darcel McBath - Free agency
OLB Clark Haggans - Free agency
OG Leonard Davis - Free agency
WR Randy Moss - Free agency
WR Mario Manningham (IR) - Free agency

RB Jewel Hampton - Undrafted free agency
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie - Undrafted free agency
TE Garrett Celek - Undrafted free agency

WR Ricardo Lockette (practice squad) - Free agency
S Curtis Taylor (practice squad) - Free agency (previous 7th round pick)
S Michael Thomas (practice squad) - Undrafted free agency
LB Nate Stupar (practice squad) - Undrafted free agency
OG Al Netter (practice squad) - Undrafted free agency
OT Kenny Wiggins (practice squad) - Free agency
DT Lamar Divens (practice squad) - Free agency

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