SANTA CLARA – The 49ers' pregame Bumpboxx ritual continues with a new song for the opening game of the 2024 NFL Playoffs against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at Levi's Stadium.
Trent Williams and Deebo Samuel are the players who select the song that plays on the giant Bluetooth speaker system as the team makes its way down the tunnel to the field entrance before the game.
Tradition holds that as long as the team keeps winning, the song stays the same. After a loss, the All-Pro left tackle and wide receiver choose a new song.
“Oh man, that's a good question,” Samuel told NBC Sports Bay Area when asked what song would be played before Saturday's NFC divisional round game. “We haven't talked about it yet. Ask Trent.”
While the song would normally change due to the loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18, it was not a normal game as several starters only played a limited number of snaps, if at all. But it seems a song change is still in order.
“We probably need a playoff song,” Williams told NBC Sports Bay Area. “Thanks for bringing this back to my attention, we have to decide.”
The 49ers played a different selection of songs to boost their energy as they made their way onto the field before kickoff. During their run to Super Bowl LIV in 2019, Roddy Ricch's song “The Box” was their pregame anthem.
More recently, Williams and Samuel have turned to the songs of rapper NBA YoungBoy. “B—h let's do it” and “Father” were among the songs used in the 2023 season.
No matter what song Williams and Samuel choose, there's no doubt the team will be focused and energized when they take the field at Levi's Stadium to face the Packers on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. PT.
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