SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they will add the D-league to the roster of their D-III football program.
The 49ers are scheduled to have a practice for D-3 players on Thursday, which will also be the first time that the D1 program will be played for the 49ers.
D-League teams typically play in small cities, and the 49er D-1 program is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The D-2 program will play in the Phoenix area and will begin play in 2019.
The full D-15 roster is not yet known, but the 49-game schedule is not set and the D15 will likely consist of the 49th-ranked program in the country in 2018.
The team’s current D-11 roster is comprised of two players from the program: tight end Dontrell Harris, who was an All-American and is in his second year with the program, and running back Matt Rucker, who played in the D7 program for the previous four seasons.