From the Plains to the pros: Corey Lemonier

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJune 26, 2014 

Corey Lemonier (96) of the San Francisco 49ers rushes the quarterback and is blocked by David Stewart (76) of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 20, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 49ers defeated the Titans 31-17.

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Editor's note: Auburn has a rich history of sending players to the NFL. With that in mind, beat writer Ryan Black takes a look at each former Tiger that finds himself on an NFL roster (or should be once free agency and training camps shake out). The series will begin with those who have already been in the league for more than one season and conclude with the latest crop of players to land in the NFL, either through the draft or as an undrafted free agent.

Corey Lemonier, San Francisco 49ers

Position: Linebacker

Drafted: Taken in the third round (No. 88 overall) by the 49ers in 2013

Career stats (through one season): Appeared in all 16 regular season games for San Francisco last year; 15 tackles, one sack; one forced fumble; safety

2014 outlook: In his rookie season, Lemonier split time with Dan Skuta as they filled in for Aldon Smith during his absence from the team. In addition, Lemonier saw a lot of action on special teams. The 49ers are quite high on Lemonier and it's a good bet he'll see even more snaps this season for one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

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