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Former 49ers receiver now the hottest young coach in college football

Fleck is the new coach at Minnesota and many are figuring big things for the former undrafted rookie wide receiver whose catching ability helped him work his way onto the 49ers roster in 2004.

(Photo by Getty Images) The Washington Post called Fleck “impossibly energetic, unusually charismatic human” in a feature that helps explain Fleck’s place in football now.

Bay Area News Group’s 49ers beat writer Cam Inman recalled Fleck as a “traditional, under-sized receiver who caught everything that came his way to make the roster.”

Fleck spend a season on the practice squad under coach Dennis Erickson and he made one 10-yard punt return for San Francisco before hurting his shoulder.

After a year as a graduate assistant at Ohio State in 2006, Fleck spent time as a wide receivers coach at Northern Illinois and then Rutgers before taking that position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.

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