*New Orleans C
*New Orleans OLB
*New Orleans DT
*San Francisco C Jonathan Goodwin played for the Saints from 2006-10. Goodwin was also tutored by Saints tight ends coach Terry Malone at the University of Michigan.
*New Orleans T
*San Francisco LB Patrick Willis starred at the University of Mississippi from 2003-00.
*New Orleans S
*49ers RB Anthony Dixson is a native of Jackson, Miss.
*San Francisco DB Tramaine Brock is a Gulfport (Miss.) native who played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and at Belhaven University.
*Grubbs and San Francisco WR Anquan Boldin were teammates with the Baltimore Ravens from 2009-11.
*Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was born in San Mateo, Calif.
*Saints Wide Receivers Coach Henry Ellard prepped at Hoover (Calif.) HS and then played near his hometown for Fresno State from 1979-82, where he set a then-NCAA record with 1,510 receiving yards (62 receptions, 24.4 avg. and 15 touchdowns) as a senior. Ellard served as a graduate assistant at Fresno State in 2000.
*Saints Head Athletic Trainer Scottie B. Patton served as an assistant athletic trainer for the 49ers for five years.
*San Francisco wide receivers coach John Morton served as the passing game coach/offensive assistant for the Saints in 2006.
*Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson and San Francisco secondary coach Ed Donatell both served on the same staff in Atlanta in 2004 and were then accompanied by New Orleans quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi in 2006.
*49ers assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson played at LSU from 1985-88, played for the Saints in 1996, coached at Louisiana-Monroe from 2004-06 and at Tulane from 2007-09.
*49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was the Saints linebackers coach from 1986-94.