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February 17, 2009
Niners to go with new threads in 09

The 49ers, indeed, will unveil a new -- perhaps old -- look this season. On its web site, the team announced that it would unveil the new uniform in two months: "The team confirmed today that the 49ers will be changing the uniform for the 2009 season. The new design will be presented at the 49ers Draft Day event on April 25. No further details will be released until then."

In the past, Jed York has said he favors the cherry red threads from the early 1980s, the ones the team has worn for "throwback" games twice a year in recent seasons. The team held focus groups early last year to get input from both fans and the players. How closely will the new look resemble the uniforms of yesteryear? We'll find out in April ...

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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