San Antonio native and football player Spencer Burford is set to make his mark on the Super Bowl stage this Sunday. As a right guard for the San Francisco 49ers, Burford has earned a spot on the team’s Super Bowl depth chart and is expected to start in the highly anticipated game. Born and raised in the Alamo City, Burford’s journey to the Super Bowl began at Wagner High School, where he honed his skills before going on to play for the UTSA Roadrunners.
During his time at UTSA, Burford showcased his talent and dedication on the field. He played in a total of 45 games from 2018 to 2021, starting in an impressive 43 of them. His outstanding performance earned him second-team all-league accolades as a junior and an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2019. Burford’s contributions were instrumental in helping UTSA’s offensive line create opportunities for Sincere McCormick, the team’s career rushing leader. McCormick achieved back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and finished with remarkable statistics, including 3,929 rushing yards, 34 rushing touchdowns, and 18 100-yard games.
Burford’s remarkable achievements did not go unnoticed by the NFL. In 2022, he became the third player in UTSA program history to be selected in the NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers picked him in the fourth round with the 29th selection overall (No. 134). Since then, Burford has been an integral part of the 49ers’ lineup for two seasons, proving his worth and skill on the field. In the 2023 season, he started in 11 out of the 12 games played, solidifying his role as a key player for the team.
As the Super Bowl approaches, all eyes will be on Burford as he takes the field for the 49ers. His San Antonio roots and impressive journey make him a hometown hero worth cheering for. The game against the Kansas City Chiefs will provide an opportunity for Burford to showcase his talent on one of the biggest stages in football.
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