No. 9: Rex Berry
49ers Tenure: 1951 – 1956
Pro Bowl Selections: 0
Although never selected to a Pro Bowl during his time with the 49ers, Rex Berry was still a player who received his share of recognition. Drafted in 1951 as a 27-year old rookie, the delayed entrance to the league didn’t hinder Berry’s development. He was voted second-team All-Pro in 1955, and was reportedly dubbed “Reliable Rex” by the San Francisco press.
Berry’s 22 interceptions place him at a tie for No. 8 on the all-time 49ers leaderboards and he ranks No. 7 for interception return yardage (404).
It was actually Berry who held the franchise record for most interceptions until a legendary player overtook that spot in the 1980s.
The franchise’s first exceptional player at cornerback when San Francisco entered the NFL initially, Berry is truly embedded into the history of the team.