Former San Francisco 49ers running back Walt Easley passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, in his hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, at the age of 55.
Easley spent his two-year NFL career with the 49ers, playing in 13 games over two seasons from 1981-82. He was a part of San Francisco’s first Super Bowl team, which defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 in Super Bowl XVI on January 24, 1982.
In his career, Easley rushed for 235 yards on 81 carries and caught nine passes for 62 yards. He scored the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 1, 1981, on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter to seal San Francisco’s 17-14 victory. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 23 at Emmanuel Baptist Church (1401 Washington Street West, Charleston, WV 25387)