Jerry Rice Jr. tweeted that he will be trying out for the 49ers as the team begins their rookie minicamp today. The 90-man roster is full, but teams are allowed to bring in players for a tryout in this minicamp. All draft picks and undrafted free agents will be present today.
Rice Jr., was undrafted and is the son of the great former 49ers WR Jerry Rice. Originally he was a walk-on at UCLA where he had nine receptions as he graduated as an undergraduate. He then transferred to UNLV and played there for one season as he worked on graduate school.
"He doesn't have his dad's size, but he sure got his athleticism," head coach John Harbaugh said. "You watch him run, he runs in a real similar way. The other thing is he's got that West Coast offense down. He's probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle."
Rice is 5-10, 185 pounds which makes him a long shot for the team. He will at least receive an opportunity and look this week with the 49ers.