San Francisco 49ers special-teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey Jr. talks about the possibility that rookie running back/returner Jarryd Hayne, in his first American football season after a stellar career playing rugby in Australia, will play in the 49ers' season-opening game Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Video by Manny Crisostomo.
San Francisco 49ers special-teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey Jr. talks about the possibility that rookie running back/returner Jarryd Hayne, in his first American football season after a stellar career playing rugby in Australia, will play in the 49ers' season-opening game Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Video by Manny Crisostomo.
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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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