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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Vance McDonald was a slot receiver during most of his time at Rice University, where he caught 119 passes and 15 touchdowns in four seasons.
What you need to know: The end zones were painted red.
SANTA CLARA -- The ball arrived in the hands of 49ers rookie tight end Vance McDonald. He had a 40-yard reception in his grasp.
And, then, it was gone.