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49ers LB Fred Warner Records First Interception Of Season In Win Over Giants

Sep 27, 2020, 2:13 PM | Updated: 2:17 pm
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Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after intercepting a pass from Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 27, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner recorded his first interception of the 2020 NFL season in a win over the New York Giants.

The Giants hosted the Niners on Sunday, September 27.

During the second quarter, Warner broke on a pass by New York quarterback Daniel Jones that was intended for Evan Engram. The former BYU linebacker picked off Jones and returned the ball to the Giants’ 32-yard line.

It was Warner’s first interception of the season and second of his NFL career. His first pick came during the 2019 season.

The following offensive possession for San Francisco resulted in a 26-yard field goal. The kick gave the Niners a 16-6 lead with three seconds left in the first half.

San Francisco went on to beat New York 36-9. The result improved the Niners’ record to 2-1 through the first three weeks of the season.

New York fell to 0-3 on the year.

Fred Warner in 2020

In three games this season, Warner has recorded 28 total tackles, 16 solo tackles, a pair of pass breakups, and an interception.

After losing to the Arizona Cardinals in the season-opener, Warner and the 49ers have won two straight games.

Prior to the start of the season, the former BYU linebacker was named as one of the Niners’ captains for the the 2020 season.

Fred Warner’s BYU career

During his college career at BYU, Warner had 264 total tackles, 158 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, 7 interceptions, and 5 fumble recoveries in 49 career games.

Warner received BYU’s Most Valuable Player Award and Captains Award in 2018.

Following his BYU career, Warner was selected by San Francisco during the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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