The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Ian Johnson to
the practice squad.
It was Johnson who in January 2007 helped Boise State stun
10th-ranked Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and then proposed to his
cheerleader girlfriend on national television.
The Niners cleared roster room for Johnson by releasing running
back Xavier Omon.
Johnson, originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an
undrafted free agent in 2009, spent stints on the practice squads
for both the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions last season. He
was with Detroit this year before his release on Sept. 3.