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Rookie quarterback Jeff Driskel talks about running into three former University of Florida teammates at the San Francisco 49ers' rookie minicamp in Santa Clara on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Driskel played three years at Florida before transferring to Louisiana Tech for his senior season. "It's cool to see four former teammates in the NFL together," said Driskel. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
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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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