Former Florida running back Ran Carthon has been named the director of pro personnel for the San Francisco 49ers. He joins the organization after serving in the same capacity for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.
Carthon was one of three personnel executives added to the 49ers’ front office this offseason. Team general manager John Lynch announced the move.
“We want to welcome Ran Carthon and his family to the 49ers,” Lynch said in a statement. “Ran has a clear vision for how he plans to run our pro personnel department, and was excited about the opportunity to blend his approach with ours. Having previously directed his own pro department, we expect Ran to hit the ground running and help us build the strongest roster possible.”
Carthon worked for the Atlanta Falcons from 2008-11 as a pro scout. He played three years in the NFL, with the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.
Carthon redshirted as a true freshman at Florida in 1999, then lettered in each of the next four seasons. He finished his Gators career with 1,353 rushing yards and 11 TDs. He was an effective receiver, with 53 receptions for 511 yards and a score. His one TD reception — a 22-yarder from Chris Leak — remains memorable, as it was a key play in the Gators’ 19-7 upset of LSU in Baton Rouge. That LSU team went on to win the national title under Nick Saban.
Ran’s father, Maurice, played and coached in the NFL. He played for the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts and was an assistant for seven teams, including serving as offensive coordinator for Detroit, Dallas and Cleveland.
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