Fred Dean

Frederick Rudolph " Fred" Dean ( born February 24, 1952 in Arcadia, Louisiana ) is a former American professional American football player in the National Football League ( NFL ) on the position of the defensive ends. He began his professional career in 1975 with the San Diego Chargers and occurred after the 1985/1986 season back as a player of the San Francisco 49ers. Dean was elected on February 2, 2008 in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and received on 2 August of the same year in it.


Dean was an outstanding player at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, after he had refused to play at the nearby Grambling State University under legendary coach Eddie Robinson. He has been repeatedly named one of the best college football player on the position of linebackers.

Professional time

The San Diego Chargers selected him in 1975 at a total of 33 spot in the draft, where he was immediately turned into a defensive end. In this position, he then played through his entire professional career. During the season 1981/1982 he was given in exchange for two draft picks to San Francisco, where he was to help the 49ers win two Super Bowls. His first game as a 49er was a key game against the Dallas Cowboys. Dean played after only two training with his new team, but was still able to put pressure on the opposing quarterback Danny White, and recorded three bag. The author Tom Danyluk described Dean's appearance later as " the greatest series of downs that I 've ever seen of a pass rusher ."

The next home game against the Los Angeles Rams, which was as well won the game against the Cowboys, he recorded five bag. A total of 13 Sacks were it in the course of the season, twelve of them for the 49ers. San Francisco should win the Super Bowl this year, San Diego's defense but broke after the departure of Dean and could not connect to the services before his departure. Also on winning the 1984 Super Bowl had Dean substantial portion, where it was used this year only pass in typical situations.

1983 brought Dean on his personal record of 17 Sacks in a season in which he set also the then NFL record with six bag in a single game. Dean recorded in his career - including the bag to 1982, which are not officially out of the NFL - 93.5 Sacks. He was elected four times to the Pro Bowl.