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Report: Terrell Owens' son, Terique, signing with 49ers as UDFA 

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The 49ers reportedly added the son of a franchise legend to their wide receiver room.

Terique Owens, son of Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens, is signing with San Francisco as an undfrafted free agent, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Saturday, citing a source.

Owens began his college career in the Bay Area at Contra Costa College before transferring to Florida Atlantic University and Missouri State, where he spent the final three seasons of his NCAA career.

The 6-foot-3, 193-pound receiver caught 28 passes for 528 yards and four touchdowns in 2023, averaging 18.9 yards per reception. Owens took part in the 49ers' local pro day on April 10 at Levi's Stadium, giving San Francisco's brass an opportunity to see him run routes up close.

Terell also was in attendance that day, telling NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco that he believes Terique just needs an opportunity to improve with reps and experience.

“He’s a late bloomer,” Terrell told Maiocco. “Obviously, he has the physical attributes for a receiver. For him, it’s all about reps; it’s all about experience. I think once he gets on a roster, that’s where he’ll be able to improve and enhance his skillset. He just needs to get his foot in the door. After that, it’s up to him.”

Terique now has the opportunity to that for the same franchise his father became a household name starring for, racking up 8,572 receiving yards and 83 total touchdowns during his eight seasons in San Francisco.

As Terique prepares to compete for a spot on a loaded 49ers roster, Terrell offered some profound advice for his son during his conversation Maiocco earlier this month.

“I know that process because I’ve been in there and seen guys come into camp and get on the practice squad or whatever,” Terrell told Maiocco. “You just got to go in and find your niche and compete on an everyday basis.

“You have to stand out. There’s got to be something unique about you. You can’t just blend in. There are a lot of great football players across the country. What is it about you that stands out that is going to ‘wow’ or open the eyes of scouts and GMs and coaches?”

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