After capping off his college career with the Sun Bell Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year Award and a first team all conference nod, Appalachian State Mountaineers defensive end Ronald Blair was selected with pick #142 by the San Francisco 49ers.
Blair led the Sun Belt last year with 19 tackles for a loss while registering 7.5 sacks, 71 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception.
Coming into San Francisco will be interesting for Blair, as the team is in a definite rebuild mode after a series of poor seasons. If all goes right for him during training camp, we could very well see Blair make the case for a roster spot.
Congratulations to Ronald Blair and Appalachian State for sending another player to the NFL.