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Raheem Mostert became 49ers hero after nearly quitting football

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The biggest games can make heroes out of ordinary men. They can make legends out of career journeymen and wide-eyed free-agent dreamers who wouldn’t take no for any answer no matter how many times doors were slammed in their faces. They can give you a Raheem Mostert, who has bounced around in places such as Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, Cleveland, New York (Jets) and Chicago the past two years. All Raheem Mostert (29 carries, 220 yards, 4 TDs rushing) did in the 49ers’ 37-20 NFC Championship game demolition of Aaron Rodgers (2 INT, a fumbled center exchange) and the Packers was invoke memories of Roger Craig and Ricky Watters and the young Frank Gore for a 49ers faithful that has hardly had to wait for a ...