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Blake Muir joins fellow Aussie Jarryd Hayne with 49ers

Offensive lineman Blake Muir, who spent his early years learning football in Sydney, garnered first-team All-Big-12 honors as a senior at Baylor. Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images

Jarryd Hayne will have a mate to say g'day to in the San Francisco 49ers' locker room. The 49ers reportedly will Sydney offensive lineman Blake Muir to a free agent contract.

Muir spent his early years learning American football with the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club in Sydney. Muir has evolved at left guard in two seasons at Baylor. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman earned first-team All-Big-12 honors as a senior.

One of Muir's main jobs will be using his massive body to create holes in opposing defensive lines for Hayne and the other 49ers running backs to slip through.

Muir, who like most of Australia's latest crop of NFL players grew up playing Aussie rules, also had a year at Hawaii. His brother, Sean, is also an offensive lineman at Baylor.