Former Ole Miss safety Tony Conner gets rookie camp invite from San Francisco 49ers

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tony Conner is getting a shot at the next level.

The former Ole Miss safety has been invited by the San Francisco 49ers to try out for a roster spot during the team’s rookie minicamp, which runs Friday-Sunday. Conner went undrafted in last week’s NFL Draft.

A projected first-round draft pick at one time, Conner, the former five-star signee out of South Panola, had his collegiate career derailed by a torn meniscus and chipped bone in his right knee during his junior season that required two surgeries. Conner combined for 135 tackles as a freshman and sophomore before tallying just 58 over his final two seasons with the Rebels.

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Should Conner earn a contract after the camp, he would be added to the 49ers’ 90-man roster.

“It would be a blessing,” Conner said before the draft. “Everybody wants to make it to the NFL. It really doesn’t matter what round I go in as long as I just get a shot and be able to make it to the NFL.”