On Tuesday, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and offensive linemen Alfredo Gutierrez and Nick Zakelj shared their holiday spirit, distributing Christmas cards with all three pictured in the photo.
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Brock Purdy’s holiday card with roommates Nick Zakelj and Alfredo Gutierrez is on display in the 49ers’ locker room 🎅😂 pic.twitter.com/vgAIE7VE1A
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The three players have been roommates since training camp and were handing out cards to all of their teammates during the open locker room period on Tuesday.
Several players, including safety Talanoa Hufanga, displayed the photo in his personal locker area.
Gutierrez spoke to NBC Sports Bay Area and revealed that this is not the first holiday the trio was celebrated as a household. For the team’s Halloween party, Purdy and Zakelj dressed up as Dr. Seuss’ Thing 1 and Thing 2, while Gutierrez donned a Cat in the Hat costume. It was a hit with their teammates.
Zakelj also shared that the idea for the card was his, and he originally planned for it to be a serious photo of all three players. Then the trio thought a humorous approach would be more appropriate. The 49ers’ design team got involved and the image was born.
While it might seem like an unlikely combination of players, Zakelj said the dynamic has remained the same despite Purdy taking over as the starting quarterback.
The three players enjoy watching movies and playing classic video games like Mario Super Slugger on Gutierrez’s newly purchased Wii gaming system. And of course, they watch quite a lot of football.