SANTA CLARA, Calif. – As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to face the Green Bay Packers in their 2024 NFL playoff opener on Saturday, the team’s pregame ritual involving a Bumpboxx and a carefully chosen song continues. This tradition, spearheaded by Trent Williams and Deebo Samuel, adds a unique level of energy and camaraderie to the team’s pregame routine.
Before every game, Williams and Samuel are responsible for selecting the song that blasts through a giant Bluetooth speaker system as the team makes their way into the tunnel for their field entrance. The rule is simple: as long as the team keeps winning, the song remains the same. However, following a loss, it’s time for a new song to take over the honor.
While the 49ers suffered a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18, the game was unusual as several starters played limited or no snaps at all. Nevertheless, it seems that a new song is on the horizon. “We probably need a playoff song,” Williams said, acknowledging the need to choose a new tune.
Throughout the season, the 49ers have featured a range of songs to amp up their energy levels, from Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” during their Super Bowl LIV run in 2019 to tracks by rapper NBA YoungBoy such as “B—h let’s do it” and “Father” during the 2023 season.
As the team gears up for their playoff game against the Packers, the anticipation of which song will accompany their entrance onto the field adds an extra layer of excitement and camaraderie to the team’s preparation. This unique tradition not only bonds the players but also underscores the team’s focus and determination as they strive for success in the postseason.