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27 days until 49ers kickoff: Who wore it best? Who wears it now?

The San Francisco 49ers season starts in 27 days. We take a look at jersey No. 27, worn best by part of the 49ers big trio of 80s defensive backs.

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The San Francisco 49ers kick off the 2015 NFL regular season on Monday Night Football, on September 14. That game. means San Francisco is now a mere 27 days away from kicking off its 2015 regular season. In the spirit of that approaching date, I thought I would steal this idea from our Oakland Raiders site.

Who wore it best: CB Carlton Williamson (1981-1987)

The 49ers have had some solid players wear No. 27 over the years. The first great name was wide receiver R.C. Owens. He was well known for his alley-oop receptions of passes from Y.A. Tittle, and was inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame in 2011.

But for this one, I'm going back to the Bill Walsh era. The 49ers drafted Carlton Williamson as part of their famed 1981 draft. That year, the 49ers spent a first round pick on Ronnie Lott, a second round pick on Eric Wright, and a third round pick on Williamson. Lott was the leader of that group, but Wright and Williamson were solid in their own right. Williamson earned two Pro Bowl nods, in 1984 and 1985, joining the other two on those Pro Bowl squads.

As of 2009, Williamson was a senior vice president at Waffle House.

Who wears it now: CB Keith Reaser (2014-present)

The 49ers spent a fifth round pick on Reaser in the 2014 NFL Draft, and proceeded to red-shirt him due to his ACL tear. Reaser tore the ACL in 2013 and had surgery on the knee. He had issues with the surgery, and had to have a second ACL surgery early the following spring. He sat out last season, and is now competing for a roster spot.

Reaser did not have a particularly stand-out performance against the Texans, but he has something to build on. He had a solid offseason workout program, which seemingly gave him some momentum heading into training camp. He has been under the radar since camp began, so we'll see what he can do next week against the Dallas Cowboys.