Category Archives: Past 49ers players

Strong 49ers representation among HOF finalists

Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and Charles Haley have a combined eight Super Bowl rings with the 49ers. All three are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   Rice, the holder of every significant receiving record in NFL history, is a lock to be among the four to seven enshrines who will be announced […]

Ulbrich lands job on Carroll’s staff in Seattle

There has been plenty of competition at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week. And a lot of that competition took place among individuals seeking jobs on NFL coaching staffs.   Former 49ers linebacker Jeff Ulbrich said he feels fortunate to land a coveted position on Pete Carroll’s coaching staff with the Seattle Seahawks. […]

Wittum dies at age 60

Tom Wittum, a two-time Pro Bowl punter who played for the 49ers from 1973-’77, died Friday, Jan. 22, the team announced this afternoon. He was 60.

Billy Wilson, 81, passes away

Billy Wilson, who led the NFL in receptions three times in the 1950s despite playing in the shadow of the 49ers’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield,” died this morning. He was 81.

More 49ers headed to the Hall of Fame?

The 49ers will honor Hall-of-Fame defender Fred Dean on Dec. 7 at halftime of the game against the New York Jets, the 49ers have announced. But it’s not too early to look at the nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2009.