Fred Dean

Fred Dean

Original Name Frederick Rudolph Dean
Birth
Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 14 Oct 2020 (aged 68)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 216946610 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He had a standout collegiate career as linebacker for Louisiana Tech and entered the National Football League (NFL) as a second-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1975. He was moved to defensive end right and became one of the league's best edge rushers, earning a trip to his first Pro Bowl in 1979 and an All-Pro and Pro Bowl spot in 1980. He played for the Chargers until 1981 and was then traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Starting with the 49ers, he soon racked up 12 sacks (unofficially, as sacks didn't become an official stat until 1982) in 11 games and earned an All-Pro nod as San Francisco went on to win Super Bowl XVI. Two years later, he had his best NFL season with 17.5 sacks, the most in the NFC. That included a then-NFL record six in a game against the New Orleans Saints as he earned his fourth and final Pro Bowl honor. In 1985, he and the 49ers won another championship, beating the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX. After the 1985 season, he retired having played 141 games over 11 seasons. He was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2, 2008. Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. presented Dean for induction and often referred to him as one of the missing pieces that put the 49ers over the top. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Louisiana Tech athletic hall of fame in 1990.

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