KT is now a VP . . . with the Niners

Did you happen to see the note in the news recently that the SF 49ers have promoted Keena Turner to vice president of football affairs?

A link to the Niners glory days, KT is so deserving of this new post that I wonder why it hadn’t happend sooner . . . director of the team’s alumni coordinators until his recent promotion, Keena played linebacker for SF for 11 seasons (1980-1990) and has been part of the 49ers preseason television broadcast team for the past 13 seasons. 

In his new role, according to vice president of strategic planning Jed York, KT “will be in charge of all programs related to player well-being & success — including counseling, faith-based programs and player-development programs.”  He will also serve as an adviser to the coaching staff and head the club’s alumni program.

Drafted out of Purdue, Turner helped lead the 49ers to four Super Bowl wins as a player and since his retirement in 1990, has represented the team at public events and assisted in player development. 

This move may not draw much attention league-wide, but it may very well rank right up there as one of San Francisco’s BEST “off-season” moves in many years!

I for one applaud the Yorks for seeing his worth and the Niners for naming KT a VP . . . I also send along my best wishes to a great Forty-Niner!

— JayDub

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