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Report: Former Penn State Defensive Lineman Kevin Givens Re-Signs With San Francisco 49ers

Former Penn State defensive lineman Kevin Givens reportedly resigned with the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year deal, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

Details on his contract were not released.

Givens played for Penn State from 2015 to 2019 and had a strong career with the Nittany Lions. During that time, he recorded 82 total tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks.

After that, he entered the 2019 NFL Draft and went undrafted. However, the San Francisco 49ers signed him to their practice squad after the draft. After participating on the practice squad for eight months, the 49ers promoted him to their active roster where he’s played for five seasons.

In those five seasons, Givens recorded 79 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 12 quarterback hits, 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble. Givens will return alongside new teammate and once-Nittany Lion Yetur Gross-Matos as San Francisco searches to return to the Super Bowl next season.

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Fernando Martinez

Fernando is a sophomore. He's majoring in broadcast journalism with the intention of minoring in Spanish and Sports Studies. Born in Mexico City, and now lives in Paoli, PA. He is a big soccer, football, and basketball fan. His favorite teams are FC Barcelona, the Cowboys, and the Lakers. He suffers a lot from watching the Cowboys choke in the playoffs that he has been diagnosed with 49ers PTSD. You can follow him on Instagram at fernando9015 or email him at [email protected].

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