49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.
Schmidt finished his career at UC Davis with 235 punts for 9,664 yards and a school-record 41.1 gross punting average. He also served as the team's kickoff specialist, recording 34 touchbacks in 62 attempts.
The Bakersfield native surpassed the previous single-season UC Davis record of 42.3 gross punting average with a 44.5 average to earn first team All-Big Sky Conference last year. He also was selected to the second team All-Great West Conference following his sophomore and junior seasons.
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