DE Anthony Zettel (49ers)
The former Ogemaw Heights High School alum in West Branch, MI graduated in 2011 and found himself a multi-sport star. The once state of Michigan record holder for shot put came out of his senior year and into college as a four-star recruit. The versatile defensive lineman ended up playing both tackle and end for the Penn State Nittnay Lions, starting for the defense for two seasons.
He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, where he was picked by the Detroit Lions. He played for the team for two years getting cut in 2018 and picked up by the Cleveland Browns. He played in parts of all 16 games in his lone season as a Cleveland Brown and went into the 2019 off-season as a player who could seemingly end up with the team going into the next season. That would not end up being the case, as he was cut in the final week of roster-cuts during the 2019 pre-season.
After serving time with the Browns in the pre-season, he went down a few hours way to Cincinnati where he had two stints with the Bengals from October to December. Ultimately the second release from the Cincinnati Bengals lead him all the way to the West Coast where the San Francisco 49ers picked him up in December. He was brought in to bolster the defensive line in the playoffs and helped the 49ers earn key wins over the Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers. Now he’ll take the field yet again for the 49ers, but this time in the Super Bowl.