Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 25 – Dana Stubblefield
Career Stats with 49ers: 300 tackles, 46.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered, two interceptions, one pass defended
When the 49ers spent a first-round pick on Dana Stubblefield, they were looking for a pass-rushing superstar to add to their defense. What they got was exactly that.
While he only played in San Francisco for seven seasons, Stubblefield had no trouble making his presence felt. In that time, he racked up an impressive 46.5 sacks and was a true force off the edge. Coupling pure power with surprising athleticism, the Kansas Jayhawks product did little more than shine during his time with the 49ers.
In fact, he earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1993 and ended the 1997 season by winning the Defensive Player of the Year award. Stubblefield also made three Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro during his outstanding 1997 campaign.
Stubblefield had some personal issues after his playing days were over, but we’re focused on the football here. Off-the-field problems aside, the 49ers got ridiculous production out of him during his short seven years in red and gold.