San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward, right, has played well in his second season against some of the NFL’s top receivers. ... Ward chases Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (22) during an NFL football games on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward, right, has played well in his second season against some of the NFL’s top receivers. ... Ward chases Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (22) during an NFL football games on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward, right, has played well in his second season against some of the NFL’s top receivers. ... Ward chases Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (22) during an NFL football games on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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49ers corner Jimmie Ward says second season is ‘way better than last year’

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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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