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NIU head coach Rod Carey talks 49ers Jimmie Ward

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Jimmie Ward #15 of the Northern Illinois Huskies intercepts a pass intended for Alonzo Russell #9 of the Toledo Rockets during the first quarter on November 20, 2013 at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Jimmie Ward #15 of the Northern Illinois Huskies intercepts a pass intended for Alonzo Russell #9 of the Toledo Rockets during the first quarter on November 20, 2013 at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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Northern Illinois University  head coach Rod Carey joined Deuce & J-Ross to discuss his player, Jimmie Ward, getting drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.

Carey told the guys that he ran the 40 at the combine with a broken foot, and says his toughness and love of football is what will make him be a great player at the next level. He also said the Ward has matured a lot over the last year and took strides in the leadership department.

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