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49ers sign fourth-round pick Quinton Patton

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Quinton Patton, the 49ers draft pick who got so excited when he was drafted that he bought his own plane ticket and showed up in San Francisco before he was allowed to under league rules, is officially under contract.

The 49ers have announced that Patton, one of their two fourth-round picks, has signed his four-year rookie contract.

In two seasons at Louisiana Tech, Patton started all 25 games at wide receiver and was first-team All-WAC in both seasons. He caught 183 passes for 2,594 yards and 24 touchdowns in his two college seasons.

The 49ers have also announced that they claimed long snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers from the Chargers and waived punter Anthony Santella.

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8 Responses to “49ers sign fourth-round pick Quinton Patton”
  1. sportnorcal says: May 22, 2013 1:36 PM

    Looking forward to seeing what this kid can do.

  2. canadianbucsfan says: May 22, 2013 1:47 PM

    I think this guys going to be a stud in the league. Steal getting him in the fourth round

  3. blitzinc43 says: May 22, 2013 1:52 PM

    As a close friend of the Pattons and to those in their extended family, I can honestly say nobody loves talking, watching, learning and playing football as much as youngster Quinton

  4. dc49er says: May 22, 2013 1:57 PM

    Just got word Crabtree tore his achilles…really need Quinton to step up now.

  5. ninerdynasty says: May 22, 2013 2:03 PM

    I’m definitely more excited about this kid than I ever was for Jenkins.. however, I hear that Jenkins has made some progress this off season. We will see.

  6. ctiggs says: May 22, 2013 2:51 PM

    Time to step up kid, now that crab is out.

  7. unbiasfan says: May 22, 2013 2:51 PM

    Poor guy has to play for the 49ers with all the “fabulous” fans that live in San Fran..

  8. pdidit09 says: May 22, 2013 3:29 PM

    Damn, I hate hearing the news about one of our Dallas natives, Crabtree. He and Dez we’re going to light it up. Please work hard and and get back on the field. They need you, there is no REPLACEMENT for you.

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