The 49ers did not face much of a pass rush on Sunday against the Houston Texans, but at least one person in the stadium was able to getby untouched.
During the Week 17 game at Levi’s Stadium, a young fan could be seen running onto the field and reaching head coach Kyle Shanahan at the 49ers’ sideline before being escorted away by security. According to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, the team’s equipment manager intervened to walk the spectator to security.
“That scared the hell out of me. It threw me off so bad, I didn’t know what was going on. And now I feel bad, I wish I had pounded the kid because respect,” Shanahan said after the game.
Fans who usually make it that far are being chased and tackled by security, but this 11-year-old made it all the way without anybody noticing a thing.
The only guard seen in the above video was watching helplessly from the end zone.
“I don’t know how he got down there, but I was just looking at my call sheet and I hear a soft voice in front of me saying, ‘Holy cow, Kyle Shanahan.’ I didn’t know if it was my son at first or what, but it startled me a little bit, and then I realized it was a kid,” Shanahan said. “I’ve never seen a kid run on the field, and then I said, ‘Wow, man. How’d you get down here?’ And then security got him.
“I wish I was able to give him something.”
San Francisco quarterback Trey Lance completed 16 of 23 passes for 249 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the 23-7 victory.