Ahmad Brooks will play in the Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh confirmed.
Brooks has been battling a shoulder injury and participated in practice for the first time all week on Friday.
The outside linebacker played in all 16 games in the regular season, recording 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
Harbaugh lauded Brooks earlier on Friday:
“Vic Fangio made the comment the other day, ‘The smartest thing we did as an organization was pay Ahmad Brooks and keep him as a 49er,’ ” Harbaugh said. “We would all concur with that.”
Brooks signed a six-year, $44.5 million contract extension in February of 2012.