St. Francis safety, 49ers agree to deal

St. Francis’ Lorenzo Jerome (22) returns a punt against Montana on Sept. 3, 2016, in Missoula, Mont.

Former St. Francis safety Lorenzo Jerome was one of five defensive backs to sign a contract with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders. Jerome was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and attended training camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018.

Jerome played four seasons at St. Francis University and recorded 252 tackles,  18 interceptions, two forced fumbles, 29 pass break-ups and five sacks. On special teams, he returned 45 kickoffs for 1,225 yards and three touchdowns and added 39 punt returns for 295 yards and one touchdown.