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Ben Mason wants to play more defense, says Chase Winovich

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Will we see Mason on defense in 2019?

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Jim Harbaugh once said that Ben Mason was put on this Earth to play fullback.

But maybe Mason was just put on this Earth to punish people on a football field.

According to Chase Winovich, Mason wants to play on both sides of the football in 2019.

Mason has been a contributor on Special Teams, and he likely could contribute defense, but it remains to be seen if Harbaugh and Don Brown will be willing to give him a shot on D.

Mason has become very valuable as an offensive weapon, racking up 7 rushing touchdowns in 2018. But Jim Harbaugh has used a stud fullback before on defense, at Stanford he let a favorite of his, Owen Marecic, play both ways, so there is precedent for this with Harbaugh.

Mason does have experience on defense, he played inside linebacker in high school.