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South Carolina State defensive back Alex Brown (30), a Lake Marion High School product, bats the ball away from Norfolk State tight end Anthony Williams (81) during a game in Orangeburg on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The Spartans took a 17-7 road win against the Bulldogs.

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed former South Carolina State University defensive back Alex Brown to a three-year deal.

Brown was a participant in the team’s rookie minicamp.

Brown (5-11, 170 pounds), a former standout at Lake Marion High School, joins the 49ers as an undrafted free agent.

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He appeared in 31 games (25 starts) during his five years in the Bulldogs program (2014-18) and registered 90 tackles, 26 passes defensed, seven interceptions and one sack.

In 2018, Brown made starts in all 11 games in which he appeared, finishing the season with 42 tackles, eight passes defensed, four interceptions and one sack.

As a junior in 2017, he started 10 games and registered 22 tackles, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

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In 2016, he appeared in 10 games (four starts) where he added 26 tackles and seven passes defensed.

He did not see action in 2015 following a redshirt season in 2014.

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A 22-year-old native of Santee, Brown registered 62 tackles on defense to go along with 950 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns as a senior for the Lake Marion Gators.

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