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WATCH: Former Penn State Football Star Pulls Down First NFL Interception

Former Penn State Football safety Ji’Ayir Brown recorded his first career interception Sunday evening, picking off Baker Mayfield in the endzone on a ball deflected off of another 49ers receiver.

Brown’s interception came at a crucial time for the 49ers, giving the 49ers the ball with a two score lead with less than four minutes to go.

Before being chosen by the Niners, Brown had 16 career takeaways in three seasons for the Nittany Lions, including 10 interceptions, tying him for 12th all-time at Penn State.

Brown was selected in the third round of the 2023 draft and is playing his rookie season with the 49ers.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.

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