Kilgore inks extension with 49ers
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Appalachian State offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kilgore was selected by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He played tackle at App State, but was moved to center and guard with the 49ers.
He played in 33 games and all six of the 49ers' playoff games. He also plays on the kickoff return team and the field goal team.
"We are pleased to extend the contract of a talented, young player like Dan," 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said on the team's website. "This move is another example of our philosophy to extend the contracts of our own young players."
Kilgore's role could expand with the 49ers in the near future. Starting center Jonathan Goodwin is facing free agency, which could leave the position open for Kilgore, according to the Associated Press.
Kilgore, 26, played in 48 games with Appalachian State. The Kingsport, Tenn., native was a starter in 26 of those games.