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Notre Dame linebacker Darius Fleming selected by San Francisco in fifth round of 2012 NFL Draft.
As a Niner fan I love it.
Tweet from ND alum and current San Francisco 49er Ian Williams:
"So proud of my college teammate and roommate @dflem45 to get drafted by the #49ers!!!! Waiting for my boy to get out here lol"
Congrats to Fleming! That's quite a d he is joining, good luck.
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Just spoke to Larry Fleming, Darius' father. Here's what he had to say about an exciting afternoon:
"I’m doing pretty good; I’m calming down. I’m happy about it and I’m really proud of him, especially that he’s getting ready to graduate. I thought he might go in the third round. Players drop depending on other players. I was just hoping that things would work out a little better for him."
More from Larry Fleming:
"You can’t get everything. I’m happy with the team he went to. He’s going to a good team and has a good coach over there. I like [Jim] Harbaugh as a coach and Darius has a friend over there in Ian Williams. That was his roommate for three years.
"What’s so ironic about [Darius] getting called by the 49ers is that Ian had just called and told me they were short on linebackers over there and could use Darius. I said that would be good, but it would be like hitting the lottery. As soon as I got off the phone talking to [Ian], it wasn’t even a minute, they called [Darius’] name.
"I couldn’t believe it."
This post was edited by Wes Morgan on 4/28/2012 at 3:55 PM
He'll be well coached.
Another reason to watch the 49ers this year. That's going to be one heck of a defense.
Gringo Mafia: The Girl. Director of Musical Activities and Group Hugs. POTW May 3-9 & Nov. 22-28, 2010
Sure is a great team to be joining
This post was edited by BostonIrish8 on 4/28/2012 at 6:17 PM
Good for him, i wish him well.
First time POTW for 4/18/2011-4/24/2011.
Great for Darius to join the long legacy of great Irish players like Montana, Young, Edwards, etc...
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