With the 30th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward.

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As a true freshman in 2010, Ward logged 21 tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions with one forced fumble and a school-record three blocked punts.

According to NFL.com, he returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown. H played in all 14 games, seeing extensive action as a backup free safety and on special teams.