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Former 49ers RB Glen Coffee attempting to join U.S. Army special forces

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Former 49ers running back Glen Coffee is back in the news, as he is close to completing Airborne school at Fort Benning. He is looking to join the U.S. Army special forces.

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It's been a busy week for the 49ers, but things have quieted down a bit. Without much news out there, I thought I'd throw this link up. Former 49ers running back Glen Coffee apparently is close to completing Airborne School at Fort Benning, and apparently wants to then move on to Fort Bragg to train with and become a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. The article has some interesting comments from Coffee on this latest career move.

It's crazy to think it's been four years since the 49ers drafted Coffee in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. That year's running back class was pretty hit or miss. LeSean McCoy worked out, but other than that, the highlights are guys like Shonn Greene, Beanie Wells, Donald Brown and Knowshon Moreno. Javon Ringer and Rashad Jennings were considered sleeper upside guys, but neither has really busted out. Jennings has been a solid backup when healthy.

For the 49ers, each of the next three years saw them draft Anthony Dixon, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.