Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Former Charlotte 49ers defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi has made the Cleveland Browns 53-man roster. He becomes the first player in Charlotte 49ers history to make a final NFL roster.  

Ogunjobi was a member of the 49ers first class of football recruits, started every game of his four-year career with the 49ers and retired as the school's all-time leader in career tackles, sacks and tackles for loss. He was a third round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft (the first 49er elected in the NFL Draft).

Brandon Banks, also a former 49er, has been signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad. He was signed as an undrafted free agent and spent the entire preseason with the team. 

Banks was an honorable mention all-Conference USA choice last year for the 49ers.  He recorded a career-high 35 tackles as a senior and completed his career eighth in program history with 132 career tackles; he ranks third in school history with 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks and second all-time in QB hurries with 23.