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Inside the Game: Saints at 49ers Connections

Saints head coach Sean Payton was born in San Mateo, Calif.

Official team photos of Fans from the New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Photos by Michael C. Hebert and Matthew Sharpe (New Orleans Saints photos)

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was born in San Mateo, Calif. Payton, Saints Assistant Head Coach/ Linebackers Joe Vitt and San Francisco Senior Analyst Dana Bible served on the same coaching staff in Philadelphia in 1998. Saints Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple and Bible served on the same Miami (Ohio) staff in 1989...New Orleans linebackerNate Stupar joined the San Francisco practice squad for their 2012 playoff run and then appeared in five games for San Francisco in 2013 and recorded five special teams stops. Stupar and 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert were teammates in Jacksonville in 2013...Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan played at Cal from 2007-10, where he was an All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection as a senior...New Orleans running back Daniel Lasco played for Cal from 2012-15...New Orleans guard/tackle Andrus Peat played at Stanford from 2012-14, playing in 40 contests, including 27 starts at left tackle, playing on the same Cardinal offensive line with San Francisco guard Joshua Garnett...New Orleans tight endCoby Fleener appeared in 51 games with 16 starts at Stanford, amassing 1,543 yards and 18 touchdowns on 96 receptions from 2009-11...Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was a fourstar prospect coming out of Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.) HS, where he was a two-time Section Offensive Player of the Year, All-Area selection and team Most Valuable Player. He registered 66 receptions for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns, finishing with 1,525 all-purpose yards as a senior...Saints Offensive Assistant Ronald Curry spent the last three campaigns as a member of the 49ers coaching staff, including serving as wide receivers coach in 2015. Saints Wide Receivers Coach John Morton served in the same position in San Francisco from 2011-14...New Orleans DT Tyeler Davison played at Fresno State from 2011-14...New Orleans defensive endPaul Kruger and linebackerCraig Robertson played with San Francisco running back Shaun Draughn in Cleveland from 2014-15. Robertson played with San Francisco kicker Phil Dawson in Cleveland...New Orleans Offensive CoordinatorPete Carmichael and San Francisco Head CoachChip Kelly served on the same coaching staff at New Hampshire in 1994. Saints center Max Unger was tutored by Kelly at Oregon...Saints linebacker James Laurinaitis played for 49ers Inside Linebackers Coach Joe Bowden in St. Louis from 2012-15...Saints Senior Defensive AssistantPeter Giunta served on the same New York Giants staff with 49ers Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty from 2006- 14...San Francisco Offensive Coordinator Curtis Modkins tutored New Orleans running back Tim Hightower in Arizona in 2009...49ers defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey prepped at East Ascension (Gonzales) HS and starred at Louisiana State University from 2004-07, where he was a two-time first-team All-American...Saints Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Dan Campbell and San Francisco Tight Ends CoachJeff Nixon both served on the same coaching staff in Miami from 2011-15...New Orleans safety Vonn Bell, wide receiver Michael Thomas and San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde were college teammates at Ohio State...Saints Head Athletic Trainer Scottie B. Patton served as an assistant athletic trainer for the 49ers for five years...49ers Outside Linebackers Coach Jason Tarver served as New Orleans Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen's coordinator in Oakland from 2012-14. San Francisco wide receiver Rod Streater played for Oakland from 2012-14 under Allen, where he was also a Raiders teammate with Saints guard/tackleKhalif Barnes...San Francisco defensive back Tramaine Brock is a Gulfport (Miss.) native who played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and at Belhaven University...San Francisco safety Eric Reid is a Baton Rouge native who starred at Louisiana State University...San Francisco wide receiver Quinton Patton played at Louisiana Tech...49ers tight end Je'Ron Hamm played at Louisiana-Monroe and also went to training camp with the Saints in 2014...New Orleans running back Travaris Cadet spent part of the 2015 season in San Francisco and also is a college teammate from Appalachian State of 49ers centerDaniel Kilgore...San Francisco guard Andrew Tiller was a sixth round draft pick of the Saints in 2012 and spent his rookie season on New Orleans' Injured Reserve list.

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