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During a dog walk, Shanahan's career trajectory changed

View More Shanahan, then 6 feet 3 inches tall and 185 pounds, had been training furiously all year and was in prime physical condition.

“I’ve never seen a guy work as hard as he did to prepare himself,” said Darryl Drake, Texas’ wide receivers coach at the time who now has the same job with the ­Arizona Cardinals.

But it quickly became clear that the wound was too deep, too ripe for an infection — there were paint chips from the fence inside of him — and that he needed to have surgery.

Today he freely talks about the incident and even offers to reenact how it happened using a chair in a Levi’s Stadium office as a prop.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan was a college receiver with pro potential until a freak accident changed his Career Trajectory.

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During a dog walk, Shanahan's career trajectory changed


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