Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a San Francisco 49ers helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Rice Jr. to tryout for San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers will be giving a tryout to a name that their fans are very familiar with. Jerry Rice Jr., the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Jerry Rice, has earned a tryout with the team after he failed to land with the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend.

Matt Maiocco of passed along the news.

After Rice’s initial workout with Baltimore, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had some high praise for the youngster.

“First of all, he’s a really good athlete,” Harbaugh had said. “He doesn’t have his dad’s size, but he sure got his athleticism. When you watch him run, he runs in a really similar way. The other thing is, he’s got that West Coast offense down. He’s probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle. He knows all the rules, the crossing routes what to do. Very good hands, very good athlete. He did a real nice job.”

Now, John’s brother Jim will get a chance to check out Rice and form his own opinion.

Rice is a long shot to make any NFL roster, but it is still great to see him getting the opportunity to show he has more than just a legendary name.

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