Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 17 – Randy Cross
Career Stats with 49ers: 185 games played
It truly was a long and illustrious career for Randy Cross, a second-round pick of the 49ers back in 1976. The UCLA product immediately caught on as a starter and never looked back.
During his 13 seasons in San Francisco, Cross shined as a versatile option along the interior of the offensive line. Although most of his career was spent at guard, he started and ended his time with the 49ers at center.
In that time, he also earned three trips to the Pro Bowl and a second-team All-Pro selection while earning a reputation as a tough, physical run blocker. Cross also played a key role in three of the 49ers’ Super Bowl victories during the 1980s.
Cross quickly returned to football after his retirement, taking his talents to the broadcast booth as well as starring in commercials for Miller Lite. Still, he’ll be best remembered for his punishing style of blocking the 49ers enjoyed for over a decade.