In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett (9) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Knoxville, Tenn.
In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett (9) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Knoxville, Tenn. Wade Payne AP
In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett (9) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Knoxville, Tenn. Wade Payne AP
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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