Mexican offensive lineman joining 49ers via NFL’s international program


Make room for one more — or, uno mas — offensive lineman in the 49ers’ offseason program.

Alfredo Gutiérrez of Mexico was assigned to the 49ers on Tuesday as part of the International Player Pathways program.

Gutiérrez has spent the past 10 weeks training with other IPP players at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where the 49ers spent a week between December 2019 road games.

De Tijuana, México, ¡a San Francisco con los @49ers!
Alfredo Gutiérrez (@AlfredoGtzMX) ha sido asignado al equipo de la bahía para esta temporada como parte del International Player Pathway, ¡felicidades! #NFLMX #IPP

— NFL México (@nflmx) May 4, 2021

Gutiérrez’s last team: Tec de Monterrey’s Borregos Salvajes (Wild Rams). That junior college program listed him at 2.08 meters (6-foot-8) and 155 kilograms (341 pounds).

He is originally from Tijuana and played youth football in Mexico before attending high school in the United States. He helped Monterrey Tech win Mexico’s 2019 collegiate national championship, along with Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Isaac Alarcon, a 2020 IPP participant.

Gutiérrez joins a 49ers offensive line that has undergone its biggest transformation in five years under coach Kyle Shanahan. Left tackle Trent Williams was re-signed this offseason, center Alex Mack was signed in free agency, and the draft brought guards Aaron Banks and Jaylon Moore for new position coach Chris Foerster.

An international player was assigned each NFC West team, the others being German linebacker Aaron Donkor (Seattle Seahawks), Italian offensive lineman Max Pircher (Los Angeles Rams) and Austrian tight end Bernhard Seikovits (Arizona Cardinals). Tight end Sammis Reyes of Chile was signed by Washington.

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Alarcon and three other IPP players last year remain with their teams: David Bada (Washington), Matt Leo (Eagles) and Sandro Platzgummer (Giants). Entering their third year are Christian Wade (Buffalo Bill) and Durval Nieto Queiroz (Miami Dolphins).Related Articles

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Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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