As Tavecchio explained to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, he got bored during training camp and approached defensive line coach Jethro Franklin about helping out.
"My spirit animal is a defensive lineman," Tavecchio recalled telling Franklin. "I am just not built like one."
"He told me in his next life he is going to be a defensive lineman," Franklin said. "He is a great kid. Great attitude. So we let him get in there every now and then and mix it up. Tough kid."
- With h/t to CBS Sports