Sunday, August 07, 2011

Chris Blohm signed by 49ers

Former Yale tight end Chris Blohm was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the San Francisco 49ers according to his agent Bryan Perez.

Blohm, who caught 26 passes for 255 yards as a senior, had planned to work out for the St. Louis Rams today before the 49ers offered the San Francisco native a contract.

He is the third member of the 2010 Yale football team to make it into a training camp as fullback/h-back Shane Bannon was a seventh-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs while defensive end and 2010 captain Tom McCarthy was signed as an undrafted rookie by Atlanta.

When Tom Williams, a former NFL assistant coach took over, Blohm was one of the first players he mentioned as having potential to play in the NFL even though he had one career varsity catch at the time.

Blohm opened some eyes with an impressive showing at Yale's pro day including 30 reps of the 225-pound bench press.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope he makes the game roster. such a great player. he probably would have been drafted if he hadn't missed his junior year due to injury

11:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very happy for Chris. He deserved an opportunity and now he has one.

12:29 PM 

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