The San Francisco 49ers signed 12 undrafted free agents to contracts this week. We've heard of a few of them, but I think a lot of these names are new to most of us. The 49ers sent along some quick background on each of the players. We'll be doing deeper dives on each of them, but for now, I figured this background info would be helpful as we get ready to become overly infatuated with one or more of them!
Kevin Anderson, OLB, Stanford
Appeared in 41 games and registered 124 tackles, 18.5 TFLs and 11.0 sacks during his five-year career with the Cardinal. In 2015, appeared in 10 games and recorded 40 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. In 2014, saw action in all 13 games and registered 52 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks. In 2013, recorded 26 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks while appearing in all 14 games. In 2012, appeared in all 14 games and notched 6 tackles, 2.0 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. Did not see any game action as a freshman. Attended Palo Alto (CA) HS, where he recorded 110 tackles, 22 TFLs and 11.5 sacks as a senior while leading his team to the 2010 CIF Division I State Bowl title. Was also named San Jose Mercury News All-Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Daily News Defensive Player of the Year and Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Lineman of the Year that season. Born 4/5/93 in Palo Alto, CA.
Alex Balducci, OL, Oregon
Appeared in 45 games and registered 77 tackles, 12.0 TFLs and 4.5 sacks throughout his four-year career at Oregon. As a senior, recorded 40 tackles, 6.0 TFLs and 3.5 sacks and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors. In 2014, started all 15 games and registered 18 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack. Saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore, recording 18 tackles and 3.0 TFLs. As a freshman, appeared in 4 games and registered 1 tackle. Attended Central Catholic (Portland, OR) HS, where he was named the Mt. Hood Conference and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. Was also named first-team all-state as both a defensive and offensive lineman three times. Born 3/1/94 in Portland, OR.
Jered Bell, S, Colorado
Appeared in 49 games (20 starts) during his career with the Buffaloes and registered 134 tackles, 8 INTs and 6 PDs. As a senior, appeared in all 13 games (6 starts) and recorded 43 tackles and 2 PDs while tying for the team lead with 3 INTs. In 2014, missed the entire season due to injury. As a junior, played in all 12 games (11 starts) and registered 67 tackles, 6 PDs, 3 INTs, 2 FFs and 1 FR. In 2012, appeared in all 12 games (2 starts) and recorded 13 tackles and 1 FR. Redshirted due to injury in 2011. As a freshman, saw action in all 12 games (1 start) and registered 11 tackles. Attended Colony (Ontario, CA) HS, where he recorded 47 tackles and 5 INTs while leading his team to a league title as a senior. Born 1/19/92 in Pasadena, CA.
Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford
Played in 45 games and registered 90 receptions for 1,589 yards and 14 TDs during his Stanford career. In 2015, appeared in 13 games and recorded 27 receptions for 383 yards and 3 TDs. In 2014, started 11 games and registered 34 receptions for 557 yards and 6 TDs. In 2013, appeared in 13 games and recorded 28 receptions for 642 yards and 5 TDs. Appeared in 8 games in 2012 and registered 1 reception for 7 yards Did not see action as a freshman. Attended Holy Cross (Flushing, NY) HS, where he led the league in receptions (47), receiving yards (864) and TDs (9) as a senior. Born 1/31/93 in Syosset, NY.
Demetrius Cherry, DL, Arizona State
Saw action in 25 games (8 starts) over two seasons at Arizona State and registered 37 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sacks. In 2015, appeared in all 13 games (2 starts) and recorded 19 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack. As a junior, played in 12 games (6 starts) and finished with 18 tackles. In 2013, redshirted and contributed on the scout team. Prior to Arizona State, played two seasons at Contra Costa (San Pablo, CA) College, where he registered 55 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 8.0 sacks. Attended Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy, where he recorded 92 tackles and 4.0 sacks in 2010. Born 6/21/92 in Frostproof, FL.
Jason Fanaika, OLB, Utah
Appeared in 26 games (18 starts) and registered 88 tackles, 20.0 TFLs and 9.0 sacks in two seasons at Utah. In 2015, appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 53 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 2 FFs and 4 PDs. As a junior, appeared in all 13 games (8 starts) and registered 55 tackles, 9.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks. Redshirted during the 2013 season after transferring from Utah State. At Utah State in 2012, played in 11 games (4 starts) and recorded 14 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1.0 sack. As a true freshman, appeared in 10 games (1 start) and registered 15 tackles. Attended Pleasant Grove (UT) HS, where he was first-team all-region and led his team to the state quarterfinals as a senior. Born 6/17/92 in Pleasant Grove, UT.
Lenny Jones, OLB, Nevada
Appeared in 50 games (31 starts) and recorded 149 tackles, 31.5 TFLs and 19.0 sacks during his career with the Wolf Pack. He finished his collegiate career ranked 5th in school history with 19.0. In 2015, played in 12 games (11 starts) and registered 45 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, 4 PDs and 1 FR to earn Second-Team All-Mountain West honors. As a junior, appeared in all 13 games and was credited with 36 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 5 PDs and 2 INTs. In 2013, appeared in all 12 games (7 starts) and recorded 31 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks and 3 PDs. As a redshirt freshman, was named Freshman Second-Team All-America after starting all 13 games and registering 37 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 3 FFs and 3 PDs. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. Attended San Leandro (CA) HS, where he earned first-team all-league honors as both a tight end and defensive end as a senior. Born 8/8/91 in San Leandro, CA.
Darren Lake, DL, Alabama
Appeared in 42 games and recorded 26 tackles and 1 TFL during his four-year career with the Crimson Tide. As a senior, appeared in 13 games and registered 3 tackles. In 2014, saw action in 8 games and was credited with 5 tackles. As a sophomore, appeared in 13 games and recorded 15 tackles. In 2012, recorded 3 tackles and 1 TFL as a freshman. Attended Sumter County (York, AL) HS, where he was named first-team Alabama Sports Writers Associated 4A all-state as a senior. Born 12/28/92 in York, AL.
John Lunsford, K, Liberty
Finished his career at Liberty as the NCAA record holder for 50-or-more yd. FGs by an FCS kicker with 12 and ranks second in school history in career scoring (294 points), FGM (48) and PATs (150). As a senior, was named First-Team All-Big South for the second consecutive season after converting 13-of-24 FGAs and 32-of -32 PATs. In 2014, converted 19-of-24 FGAs and 43-of-44 PATs to earn First-Team All-Big South honors. As a sophomore, converted all 53 of his PATs in addition to 8-of-19 FGAs. In 2012, named Big South Second-Team All-Conference as a freshman after converting 9-of-12 FGAs and 22-of-25 PATs. Attended Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers, FL) HS, where he was a two-time all-area selection and named to the all-state team as a senior. Born 11/14/93 in Fort Myers, FL.
Blake Muir, OL, Baylor
Started 25 games over two seasons at Baylor University. As a senior, started all 13 games and was named First-Team All-Big 12 after being part of an offensive line that paved the way for the nation's second rated rushing offense (326.7 yardsper game). In 2014, started 12 games at left guard and earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors. In 2013, transferred from the University of Hawaii and sat out the season to fulfill the transfer requirements. In 2012, started 12 games at left tackle for the Rainbow Warriors and was named to the All-Mountain West Academic Team. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. Attended Kirrawee (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) HS and played football for the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club. Born 5/10/91 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Norman Price, OL, Southern Mississippi
Appeared in 23 games (20 starts) during his two-year career at Southern Mississippi. Started all 14 games as a senior in 2015. Appeared in 9 games (6 starts) as a junior after transferring from Hinds (Raymond, MS) Community College. In two years at Hinds, appeared in 19 games and earned both First-Team All-Region 23 and all-state honors in 2013. Attended Vicksburg (MS) HS, where he lettered as a senior. Born 8/25/94 in Vicksburg, MS.
Bryce Treggs, WR, California
Finished his career ranked third in school history with 195 career receptions and fourth with 2,506 receiving yards while appearing in 45 games (33 starts) over four years at California. Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors as a senior, registering 45 receptions for 956 yards and 7 TDs while appearing in all 13 games (6 starts). In 2014, played in 12 games (10 starts) and recorded 52 receptions for 583 yards and 6 TDs. As a sophomore, appeared in 11 games (9 starts) and was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection with 77 receptions for 751 yards and 1 TD. In 2012, appeared in 9 games (8 starts) and registered 21 receptions for 216 yards and 1 TD. Attended St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) HS, where he registered 70 receptions for 1,377 yards and 11 TDs and was named the Southern Section and All-Pac-5 Player of the Year as a senior. Born 4/30/94 in Inglewood, CA.