10 all-time best 49ers wide receivers (Jerry Rice is No. 1 of course)

Here we take a look at the top 10 best wide receivers in 49ers franchise history.
San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice
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San Francisco 49ers, Gene Washington
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5. Gene Washington (1969 to 1977)

At No. 5, we take a trip back the early days of the Super Bowl era, where we have Gene Washington.

He was a first-round pick out of local Stanford for the 49ers in the 1969 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Washington had 51 receptions, 711 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He earned a Pro Bowl selection for his rookie campaign.

He took a huge leap in his sophomore year and finished that season with 53 receptions, 1,100 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. That performance would earn him both Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.

Washington had four Pro Bowl and two All-Pro selections in his time with San Francisco. He would end his time with the 49ers with 6,664 receiving yards, an impressive feat for that era. That puts him No. 4 on the all-time receiving yards list of the 49ers.