Niner Nuggets

Do you know which 49er was the honorary captain of the US Olympic Curling Team?  Or which Niner is a certified Yoga Instructor? Who's father is the GM of a Major League Baseball team?  Find out these tidbits and more in our Niner Nugget slideshow.
Niner Nuggets Do you know which 49er was the honorary captain of the US Olympic Curling Team? Or which Niner is a certified Yoga Instructor? Who's father is the GM of a Major League Baseball team? Find out these tidbits and more in our Niner Nugget slideshow.
Brian is a certified Yoga instructor and teaches classes in the off-season.  He plan to open his own studio soon.   (credit: Getty Images)
Brian Jennings Brian is a certified Yoga instructor and teaches classes in the off-season. He plan to open his own studio soon. (credit: Getty Images)
Ricky lost family members in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and has worked to bring aid to the country including meeting with former President Bill Clinton about building a school. (credit: Getty Images)
Ricky Jean Francois Ricky lost family members in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and has worked to bring aid to the country including meeting with former President Bill Clinton about building a school. (credit: Getty Images)
Vernon was named an honorary captain of the USA Curling Team in the 2010 Winter Olympics. (credit: Getty Images)
Vernon Davis Vernon was named an honorary captain of the USA Curling Team in the 2010 Winter Olympics. (credit: Getty Images)
When Tarell was nine, he won the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick challenge for Texas and was flown to San Diego for the National Championships were he came in third. (credit: Getty Images)
Tarell Brown When Tarell was nine, he won the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick challenge for Texas and was flown to San Diego for the National Championships were he came in third. (credit: Getty Images)
Patrick Willis, according to reports, set to retire. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
Patrick Willis Patrick Willis, according to reports, set to retire. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
Navorro finished college at Penn State in three years with a degree in crime, law and justice. (credit: Getty Images)
NaVorro Bowman Navorro finished college at Penn State in three years with a degree in crime, law and justice. (credit: Getty Images)
Crabtree was also a nationally-ranked basketball player in high school. (credit: Getty Images)
Michael Crabtree Crabtree was also a nationally-ranked basketball player in high school. (credit: Getty Images)
Madieu is a native of Sierra Leone and has donated millions to help improve the health care and education in his home country. (credit: Getty Images)
Madieu Williams Madieu is a native of Sierra Leone and has donated millions to help improve the health care and education in his home country. (credit: Getty Images)
Kyle may play football, but baseball runs in the family.  His dad is a former major leaguer and the current GM of the Chicago White Sox. (credit: Getty Images)
Kyle Williams Kyle may play football, but baseball runs in the family. His dad is a former major leaguer and the current GM of the Chicago White Sox. (credit: Getty Images)
Happy Trails, Justin
Justin Smith Happy Trails, Justin
Growing up in American Somoa, Isaac trained by lifting bags filled with coconuts and logs. As for his legs? “Have you ever seen a 325-pound guy climb a coconut tree?”  (credit: Getty Images)
Isaac Sopoaga Growing up in American Somoa, Isaac trained by lifting bags filled with coconuts and logs. As for his legs? “Have you ever seen a 325-pound guy climb a coconut tree?” (credit: Getty Images)
Gore is one of only two 49ers to win the Bill Walsh Award twice.  The other is Patrick Willis. (credit: Getty Images)
Frank Gore Gore is one of only two 49ers to win the Bill Walsh Award twice. The other is Patrick Willis. (credit: Getty Images)
When Donte was six, he almost died after being by a car.  He suffered multiple leg fractures and had to wear a body cast.  Doctors told his mom he may never walk normally. (credit: Getty Images)
Donte Whitner When Donte was six, he almost died after being by a car. He suffered multiple leg fractures and had to wear a body cast. Doctors told his mom he may never walk normally. (credit: Getty Images)
Akers loves NASCAR. One day wants to own and/or drive in a NASCAR circuit. (credit: Getty Images)
David Akers Akers loves NASCAR. One day wants to own and/or drive in a NASCAR circuit. (credit: Getty Images)
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Rogers also lettered in track and basketball in high school. (credit: Getty Images)
Carlos Rogers Rogers also lettered in track and basketball in high school. (credit: Getty Images)
Blake Cosntanzo
Blake Cosntanzo
Smith had a enough high school credits to start college as a junior.  He graduated in three years from the University of Utah with a degree in Economics. (credit: Getty Images)
Alex Smith Smith had a enough high school credits to start college as a junior. He graduated in three years from the University of Utah with a degree in Economics. (credit: Getty Images)
After spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Boone trained hard in the off-season losing 40 pounds of fat and gaining 25 pounds of muscle. (credit: Getty Images)
Alex Boone After spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Boone trained hard in the off-season losing 40 pounds of fat and gaining 25 pounds of muscle. (credit: Getty Images)
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Ahmad’s father, Perry Brooks, also played for the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins. (credit: Getty Images)
Ahmad Brooks Ahmad’s father, Perry Brooks, also played for the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins. (credit: Getty Images)
Snyder has worked as a doughnut filler for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts before working a seasonal job at Honey Baked Hams.  He’s also an avid surfer with a collection of five surfboards.  (credit: Getty Images)
Adam Snyder Snyder has worked as a doughnut filler for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts before working a seasonal job at Honey Baked Hams. He’s also an avid surfer with a collection of five surfboards. (credit: Getty Images)
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