Amid a three-game winning streak, the 49ers have had several unsung heroes step up. San Francisco’s “A” players have played up to their skill level, but the complementary performances have been equally important. Here are our unsung heroes during November.
Azeez Al-Shaair has learned to slow down and play fast at the same time. The third-year linebacker’s eagerness to range sideline to sideline and hit anything in his sights helped him make the 49ers as an undrafted free agent and play in all 16 games with five starts a year ago. Almost as conspicuous as the physicality was a penchant for over-running plays and missing the occasional tackle.
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