Sep 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans linebacker Morgan Breslin (91) against the Utah State Aggies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Morgan Breslin Signs With San Francisco 49ers as Undrafted Free Agent


Former USC Trojan Morgan Breslin is now a 49er.

The hybrid defensive end-outside linebacker has signed with Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers, according to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.

Breslin was considered one of the biggest snubs going into the NFL Combine and was once again snubbed by failing to land in the draft.

As a junior college player, Breslin led the state in sacks and tackles for losses before joining the Trojans as a transfer in 2012.

In his first season, Breslin excelled, racking up 62 tackles and 13 sacks. His performances earned him an SI.com and Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention. He was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and the CBSSports.com All-Pac-12 first team, while also garnering the votes of his teammates as USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Unfortunately, what looked like a promising senior season was cut short by a series of injuries to his ankle and hip, which ultimately required surgery.

Breslin will be reunited with teammate Marcus Martin, who was selected in the third round of the draft by the 49ers, in San Francisco.

Other Trojans who have found homes in the NFL include Marqise Lee, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round, Dion Bailey, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent, and Demetrius Wright, who signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent.

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  • Hozman55

    Breslin will battle SF’s other top rush end, Aldon Smith for most sacks by his second season. Heard it here first!

  • Hozman55

    Before his SC career-ending injuries, Breslin was damned near unstoppable. GREAT get by the 49ers!

  • spiderpaz

    I was shocked that Breslin and Bailey weren’t drafted. USC’s defense was actually pretty good. Both guys are a little slow … I think teams are sleeping on these two guys and they play better than they run track.