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McQueen High's Brandon Aiyuk signs rich four-year rookie deal with 49ers

Brandon Aiyuk
Brandon Aiyuk has signed a contract with the 49ers. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McQueen High alum Brandon Aiyuk is an instant millionaire.

The 22-year-old signed his four-year contract that included a fifth-year option with the San Francisco 49ers, who traded up to use the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft on the former Arizona State and Sierra College star. Aiyuk's deal is worth $12.5 million, including a $6.7 million signing bonus, per NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

The 6-foot-1, 206-pound wide receiver is the fifth first-round pick to agree to a contract. Aiyuk, who had offseason surgery to a core muscle, is expected to compete for a starting job after the offseason departure of Emmanuel Sanders, who signed with the Saints, and No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel expected to miss three to four months after foot surgery.

At Arizona State, Aiyuk appeared in 25 games in two seasons and caught 98 balls for 1,666 yards and 11 touchdowns in addition to returning 28 kickoff returns for 760 yards (27.1 average) and 25 punt returns for 293 yards (11.7 average) with one touchdown return. As a senior in 2019, he earned third-team All-America honors after playing 12 games and recording 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. He also added 14 kickoff returns for 446 yards (31.9 average) and 14 punt returns for 226 yards (16.1 average) and one touchdown.

Aiyuk is the second local high school player to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, joining Reed High alum Shawn Knight, the No. 11 pick in 1987.

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