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49ers sign RB Salvon Ahmed to a three-year deal

Ahmed is the 10th UDFA signing for the 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers announced they’ve signed running back Salvon Ahmed from Washington to a three-year deal. Ahmed (5-11, 197) joins the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from the University of Washington. He played in 39 games (15 starts) in three seasons with Washington (2017-19) and registered 353 carries for 2,016 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 50 receptions for 331 yards. Ahmed is the third UDFA addition to the 49ers backfield. The team added fullback Josh Hokit and running back JaMychal Hasty earlier this week.

As a junior in 2019, he earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors after starting 13 games and rushing for 1,020 yards and 11 touchdowns on 188 carries. In 2018, he appeared in 14 games (three starts) and had 104 carries for 608 yards and seven touchdowns. As a freshman, he earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors after seeing action in all 13 games and finishing with 61 carries for 388 yards and three touchdowns. A 21-year-old native of Kirkland, WA, Ahmed attended Juanita (Kirkland, WA) High School and rushed for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns in just six games as a senior.

Three years is a significant commitment to a UDFA. The 49ers may like Ahmed’s skill set as a receiver. As a sophomore, Ahmed caught 21 passes for 170 yards. He finished with 16 receptions for 84 yards as a junior. Only one UDFA running back will make the roster, if any, but the three-year deal hints at San Francisco’s interest in Ahmed.