Niners add RB Johnson, who proposed on national TV

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.