San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Arik Armstead, center, holds up a jersey next to head coach Jim Tomsula, left, and General Manager Trent Baalke during an NFL football news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.
San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Arik Armstead, center, holds up a jersey next to head coach Jim Tomsula, left, and General Manager Trent Baalke during an NFL football news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP
San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick Arik Armstead, center, holds up a jersey next to head coach Jim Tomsula, left, and General Manager Trent Baalke during an NFL football news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez 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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