10 greatest 49ers one-hit wonders in franchise history

Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Rod Woodson, San Francisco 49ers
Rod Woodson #26 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

49ers one-hit wonder No. 4: Cornerback Rod Woodson (1997)

There are plenty of notable players who spent only one season with San Francisco, including a few on this list already and some who aren’t mentioned, such as Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.

Another who should receive some notable praise for being a one-hit wonder with the 49ers, though, is fellow Hall of Famer, cornerback Rod Woodson, who already had a Canton-bound pedigree stemming from his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers before heading out west in 1997.

Woodson’s lone season with the Niners didn’t result in an All-Pro nod or even a Pro Bowl selection, which is quite the anomaly considering he’d add four more Pro Bowls to his résumé after leaving for the Baltimore Ravens in 1998.

Still, Woodson ended up starting 14 games with San Francisco and recorded three interceptions, ultimately helping continue the 49ers’ late 1990s trend of making it into the playoffs.

Had Woodson turned in a Pro Bowl-caliber season with the Niners that year, he might have been ranked higher up this list.