San Francisco 49ers By: Zach Singer
Super Bowls • 1982 Super Bowl XVI • 1985 Super Bowl XIX • 1989 Super Bowl XXIII • 1990 Super Bowl XIV • 1995 Super Bowl XXIX
1969 DT Leo Nomellini 1969 FB Joe Perry 1970 HB Hugh McElhenny 1971 QB Y.A. Tittle 1987 FB John Henry Johnson 1990 T Bob St. Clair 1993 Head Coach Bill Walsh 1994 CB Jimmy Johnson 2000 QB Joe Montana 2000 CB/S Ronnie Lott 2000 LB Dave Wilcox 2005 QB Steve Young The 49ers have had 12 players inducted into the Hall With one more soon to be inducted (Jerry Rice) Hall OF FAMERS More info
History • The team's early years were marked by talent-ladden teams that always underachieved. • In the 1960s the 49ers went into a long slumber. • San Francisco continued to torture its fans in the 1970s. Early in the decade they dominated the NFL West, winning three straight titles. But when it came to post-season play, the 49ers were a blowout. The Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco three straight years.
History Continued • Finally, owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. had had enough of losing, and in almost a desperation move, plucked Walsh from the local coaching ranks. • The 49ers started to get lucky in the draft and in 1979 they picked up a quarterback from Notre Dame named Joe Montana. • Success came quickly in the 1980s.
Late on a winter's day in the NFC Championship Game, Montana attempted to evade a sack by the hard-rushing Dallas Cowboys line by tossing a ball high in the end zone, too high, he believed, for anyone to catch. Clark leaped in the corner of the end zone and ... THE CATCH. The 49ers won 28-27 and two weeks later clinched their first Super Bowl crown with a 26-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. “The Catch”
Rice played for 20 years. He went to 13 Pro Bowls. He won three Super Bowls. He is considered the Greatest Player of All Time. Jerry Rice
Trivia • Rice is the only one of the top 25 scorers in NFL history who did not kick the football. In fact, he became the first non-kicker in NFL history to score 1000 points in his career. (He now currently shares that milestone with Emmitt Smith.) • Jerry Rice Records on Inspiration