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Thieneman part of Super Bowl-bound team

Thieneman part of Super Bowl-bound team
Thieneman part of Super Bowl-bound team

Locals familiar with the Thieneman family might have a special interest in cheering on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl contest.

The 49ers’ roster includes NFL rookie Jacob Thieneman, son of Kenneth D. and Shannon Striegel Thieneman, and grandson of Hilda Thieneman of Corydon and the late Donnie Thieneman. The 49ers will square off against the Kansas City Chiefs; tip off for Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Fox.

Thieneman, 23, is a 2014 graduate of Guerin Catholic High School and 2018 graduate of Purdue University, where he was a walk-on, two-year starter who made academic All-Big Ten, was an All-Big Ten honorable mention and served as team captain.

During his time at Purdue (2014 to 2018), Thieneman played in 34 games and registered 170 tackles (13 of which were for losses), seven sacks, three interceptions, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery.

Thieneman entered the NFL after signing with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in May. He was waived by the Giants on June 13 then signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 26. However, he was waived again on Aug. 31 before landing as a safety with San Francisco.