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Jack Colletto agrees to terms as undrafted free agent with 49ers

The Columbian
Published: April 29, 2023, 10:00pm

Jack Colletto waited three days for his name to get called in the NFL draft.

It never happened.

But that doesn’t mean the Camas High School graduate’s NFL dreams are over.

Colletto, the all-purposed standout for Oregon State, agreed to terms as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

Colletto announced the deal on Twitter, saying “Bang Bang Niner gang!”

Colletto was a standout quarterback at Camas, leading the Papermakers to the 4A state championship in 2016.

After not receiving an acceptable offer to play Division I football as a quarterback, Colletto played one season of junior-college ball at Arizona Western. After one season in Arizona, Colletto committed to Oregon State, where he played the 2018 season largely as a backup quarterback. He made one start, rushing for two touchdowns in an overtime win at Colorado.

During spring ball in 2019, Colletto made the move to linebacker on defense. He played four games in 2019 at linebacker before redshirting his sophomore season.

During the abbreviated COVID season of 2020, he made 14 tackles on defense and scored two touchdowns taking direct snaps in a Wildcat formation on offense.

In 2021, his redshirt junior season, he continued to make contributions all over the field — at linebacker, fullback and on special teams. He scored eight touchdowns.

In 2022, he was the Paul Hornung Award winner as the most versatile player in college football, going 2 for 2 passing for 53 yards, rushing for 103 yards and six touchdowns, caught three passes for 46 yards, recorded 27 tackles and recovered one fumble.