The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed G/C Daniel Kilgore to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

“We are pleased to extend the contract of a talented, young player like Dan,” said General Manager Trent Baalke. “This move is another example of our philosophy to extend the contracts of our own young players.”

Originally selected by the 49ers in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Kilgore (6-3, 308) has appeared in 33 regular season games during his three-year career, including all 16 regular season games and all three postseason contests in 2013.

The 26-year-old native of Kingsport, TN, played collegiately at Appalachian State, where he appeared in 48 games (29 starts) for the Mountaineers.