San Francisco 49ers: Ranking top 10 offensive lineman in franchise history

Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Fred Quillan, Guy McIntyre, 49ers
Offensive linemen Fred Quillan #56 and Guy McIntyre #62 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

Honorable Mentions

Yes, there are more than just a handful of notable Niners offensive linemen to cram into one list. So, naturally, we have to come up with an honorable mentions group, right?

Here are a few players who didn’t quite make the cut.

Guard Kevin Gogan

Former NFL guard Kevin Gogan managed just two seasons with the 49ers, 1997 and 1998, but managed to make the Pro Bowl each one of those years.

And it helps he was on the field when Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young found Terrell Owens for what became known as “The Catch II” in the thrilling 1999 Wild Card victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Center Fred Quillan

Former NFL center Fred Quillan spent all 10 years of his pro career with the 49ers and managed to be on San Francisco’s Super Bowl-winning teams in 1981 and 1984.

During his impressive stretch, the former seventh-round draftee managed two Pro Bowl selections: 1984 and 1985.

Guard Woody Peoples

Most of the Niners teams in the 1970s were pretty bad, although right guard Woody Peoples wasn’t one of the reasons.

From 1969 through 1977, Peoples anchored the right guard spot through what was a turbulent period in San Francisco history. He left the team, following two Pro Bowl selections, in 1977. And it’s a shame he was out of the league before the Niners pulled off their first Super Bowl win after 1981.

Tackle Harris Barton

Former San Francisco tackle Harris Barton nearly makes the cut into the top 10 but falls just short.

During his 10-year career, entirely with the 49ers, Barton appeared in just one Pro Bowl but managed two First-Team All-Pro nods during his impressive career — one which spanned 134 starts after being drafted in Round 1 of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Barton can also claim three Super Bowl rings to his credit. Not bad at all.