Jarryd Hayne escapes a tackle during a rugby match on June 18. Hayne, a two-time player of the year in Australia, wants to play in the NFL, and the 49ers are one of a few teams in the running.<252><137>In this June 18, 2014 photo, Jarryd Hayne, center, escapes a tackle during a State of Origin rugby league series game in Sydney, Australia. Hayne stunned the rugby league world by quitting his long-time Australian club suddenly Oct. 15, 2014, to chase a dream of playing in the National Football League. <252><137>
Jarryd Hayne escapes a tackle during a rugby match on June 18. Hayne, a two-time player of the year in Australia, wants to play in the NFL, and the 49ers are one of a few teams in the running.<252><137>In this June 18, 2014 photo, Jarryd Hayne, center, escapes a tackle during a State of Origin rugby league series game in Sydney, Australia. Hayne stunned the rugby league world by quitting his long-time Australian club suddenly Oct. 15, 2014, to chase a dream of playing in the National Football League. <252><137> Paul Miller The Associated Press
Jarryd Hayne escapes a tackle during a rugby match on June 18. Hayne, a two-time player of the year in Australia, wants to play in the NFL, and the 49ers are one of a few teams in the running.<252><137>In this June 18, 2014 photo, Jarryd Hayne, center, escapes a tackle during a State of Origin rugby league series game in Sydney, Australia. Hayne stunned the rugby league world by quitting his long-time Australian club suddenly Oct. 15, 2014, to chase a dream of playing in the National Football League. <252><137> Paul Miller The Associated Press

S.F. in pursuit of former Aussie rugby star Hayne

February 24, 2015 11:10 PM