Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 8 – Charles Haley
Career Stats with 49ers: 326 tackles, 66.5 sacks, 14 forced fumbles, seven fumbles recovered, one interception, one touchdown, one safety
If you put on the film of Charles Haley, it’s easy to see why many consider him one of the best pass rushers to ever play the game. He was also one of the first true examples of the hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker that’s so prominent today.
Based purely on talent, Haley likely deserves to be higher on this list. However, he spent only eight of his 13 NFL seasons with the 49ers, spending the other five with the Dallas Cowboys. During his days in Texas, he was just as elite.
Between San Francisco and Dallas, Haley racked up a ridiculous 100.5 career sacks. He was a nightmare for opposing passers throughout his career, causing headaches for offensive coordinators on a weekly basis.
Throughout his career, Haley earned five Pro Bowl nods and two All-Pro mentions to go along with five Super Bowl rings. He was everything the 49ers could have wanted in an edge rusher, and then some.