49ers sign rookie Nate Byham to 4-year deal

Nate Byham #80 of the Pittsburgh Panthers celebrates his touchdown in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies on December 6, 2008 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Nate Byham #80 of the Pittsburgh Panthers celebrates his touchdown in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies on December 6, 2008 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Elsa/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers have signed rookie tight end Nate Byham to a four-year deal.

The team announced the deal with its sixth-round pick Monday. Byham is the fourth of San Francisco's eight draft picks to sign a contract.

Byham played 48 games at the University of Pittsburgh. He had 10 catches for 108 yards as a senior and was named second-team All-Big East.

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