FLEMING, HEATH INVITED TO MINI CAMPS WITH 49ERS, RAIDERS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Sacramento State football players Jeff Fleming and Brian Heath will each be given the opportunity to continue their careers in the NFL. The pair were invited to rookie mini camps for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, respectively.
Fleming played quarterback for the Hornets from 2010-11. As a senior, he appeared in seven games and was the starter in the first six contests before being slowed by an injury. Fleming helped Sacramento State to its 29-28 upset victory at Oregon State, throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns against the Beavers.
As a junior, he threw for 2,044 yards and set the school single-season record with 23 touchdown passes. Fleming made his Hornet debut during the second half at Stanford — which was coached by current 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. Fleming came on to replace the injured McLeod Bethel-Thompspon against the Cardinal. Bethel-Thompson was one of the final cuts by the 49ers last season and is currently on the Minnesota Vikings' roster.
Heath was a tight end and long snapper from 2006-09. The Del Oro HS graduate handled the Hornets' long snapping duties all four years.
Sacramento State has now had four players sign with NFL teams during 2012. Fleming and Heath join linebacker Zack Nash (Arizona Cardinals) and receiver Chase Deadder (Tennessee Titans). Lonie Paxton, who is entering his 13th NFL season, is also in the league. The long snapper is a member of the Denver Broncos.