Archive | April, 2010

Mike Iupati headed to the San Francisco 49ers

22 Apr

Mike Iupati. Photo Courtesy Bill Starling/The Press Register

Mike Iupati, the Vandals’ standout left guard, is going to the NFL, as the San Francisco 49ers grabbed him with the 17th pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

As Vandal legend Mark Schlereth tweeted, Idaho is “Guard U.”

Iupati becomes Idaho’s first first-round draft pick since 1967, when running back Ray McDonald went 13th to the Washington Redskins.

The Argonaut’s Jennifer Schlake featured Iupati two months ago, as draft talk heated up.