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49ers Alumnus John Taylor Enters Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

On Monday, San Francisco 49ers legend John Taylor was enshrined with the Class of 2024 into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

The former 49ers wide receiver joins Patrick Willis, Keena Turner, Harris Barton, Dwight Clark, Joe Montana, George Seifert, Jerry Rice and many other 49ers legends who are already a part of the Hall.

Originally a third-round pick (76th overall) in the 1986 NFL Draft out of Delaware State, Taylor spent his entire 10-year NFL career with San Francisco. The wide receiver made two Pro Bowl appearances (1988-89), was a three-time Super Bowl Champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX) and is honored on the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-1980s team. Taylor amassed 347 receptions for 5,598 yards and 43 touchdowns. Taylor also made 149 punt returns, the most in 49ers franchise history, for 1,517 yards and two touchdowns. His 95-yard punt return against Washington from the 1998 season remains the longest in 49ers history.

"It's unreal. I never thought I'd make it here. Look at the people that are already in... I'm going to be on the wall with all the rest of those guys." John Taylor

The other four inductees who entered this year's class are former San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean, former San Jose Sharks player Patrick Marleau, former San Jose Earthquakes player Chris Wondolowski and Olympic swimmer Jenny Thompson.

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