Originally posted by JD81:
Oh, good one!
Originally posted by redrathman:
First, you have to define great. Is that Hall of Fame? 5+ years of starting?
The Practice Squad began in 1989, so we have limited history.
Recent players that made the practice squad that went on to start (for the 49ers or other teams): Harvey Dahl, Alex Boone and Michael Spurlock come to mind.
I'm just talking about a pretty good, starting-calibur player... as JD81 has mentioned, like Alex Boone.
The reason I ask is because I always write off practice squad players, so I wanted to know if there was a good success story.
Alex Boone is an awesome one because I know in his rookie year, he didn't make the team, but came back the next year.